Marie Oser | Recipes
| Preparing a
wholesome lunch for the family each day doesn't require a great deal
of time. With a little planning you can have a tasty lunch that is
nutritious and economical. Children like to "fit in" and
it is so easy these days to make a lunch that doesn't scream "sprouts
& granola." There are healthful sandwich-stuffers that mimic
the taste, texture, and appearance of traditional deli meats. Look
for plant based alternatives such as, Light life Roast Turkey, Country
Ham, Foney Baloney, Three Peppercorn Pastrami, and Tofurky Hickory
Smoked and Original slices and Jerky. There's Yves Veggie Canadian
Bacon, Salami, and Pepperoni, too. A Healthy Lunch can come together
as quickly as its unhealthy counterpart, and its a real time-saver
to make sandwiches the previous evening. Spread frozen slices of multi
grain bread lightly with eggless mayonnaise, or Dijon mustard, add
slices of Hickory or Savory Baked Tofu, and lettuce and tomato. Include
a piece of fruit, wholesome cookies, and soymilk. Wrap and set aside
in the refrigerator overnight.
Many American parents are buying prepackaged boxed lunches that typically contain deli slices, processed cheese and a candy bar for their kids, despite concerns regarding their nutritional value. The popularity of these prepackaged "Lunch Boxes" among school children has parents heading to the stores; fueling a $600 million industry in America.Traditional lunch boxes have come under fire from the American College of Cardiologists because of their high salt content. Typically these lunch boxes include meat, cheese, crackers and a dessert and can contain nearly three-fourths of the recommended daily salt allowance.
Our Enlightened Healthy Lunch is made with healthful alternatives that are widely available in supermarkets and health food stores. And those prepackaged lunch boxes? You will find a wholesome alternative you can feel good about and that your children will enjoy. Yves Veggie Cuisine has introduced two styles of their "Good Lunch." You can offer a wholesome box lunch that looks and tastes like it's traditional counterpart but contains less than 300 calories and only 7 grams of fat ! Widely available and priced competitively healthy school lunch options have arrived and they are as close as your supermarket or local health food store.
Marie Oser is a bestselling author and on-camera chef at www.VegTv.com Her latest book is More Soy Cooking, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Marie can be reached at www.veggiechef.com.