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Kid-friendly lunches to get your little ones back to school

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It’s back to school time already!  How can you create healthy meals that fit in with your family budget and get your student’s stamp of approval?  Good Day Colorado anchor Brooke Wagner is answering your questions in our Good Day Back to School Guide.  She asked dietician Jessica Crandall for some quick, easy, inexpensive ($2-$3 total) and tasty recipes, and here are three of our favorites.  What are your fixes for healthy, tasty, cost-friendly lunches?

Tuna Wrap

  •  1 can tuna
  •  1/2 cup greek yogurt
  •  1 stalk celery, chopped
  •  1/2 apple, chopped
  •  1 whole-wheat wrap
  •  Optional: lemon zest/juice, garlic powder
  •  Sides: nectarine, string cheese, black bean corn salad

Black bean corn salad

  • 1 can black beans (no sodium)
  • 1 can corn (no sodium)
  •  1 red bell pepper
  •  juice of 1/2 lime
  •  1/2 tsp. cumin
  •  *optional: 1 jalapeno, 1/4 onion chopped

Homemade “lunchable”

  • 3 strawberries
  •  6 crackers
  •  6 slices cheese (about 1 oz.)
  •  1 stalk of celery, cut into sticks
  •  2 turkey roll ups

Yogurt Parfait

  •  1 cup yogurt (can use plain greek yogurt and add vanilla and/or lemon zest to flavor)
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 3 straberries, sliced
  • 1/2 nectarine chopped
  • optional: Kashi Cinnamon Crumble cereal, mixed nuts