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Lunch ideas

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Campus Child Center prepares and serves breakfast and afternoon snack. For the noon meal, we serve milk and our children bring the remainder of their noon lunch from home. Listed below are some ideas for foods to send for your child's lunch.

carrots from the garden
Lunch Ideas 
mini-bagels with cream cheese and/or avocado 
hard boiled eggs 
pita pockets (pita bread) stuffed with meat, cheese, tuna, cream cheese, or avocado 
English muffins with peanut butter 
thermos of soup, stew, Ramen noodles 
thermos of spaghetti, noodles with sauce, meatballs, chicken nuggets, fish sticks 
chunks of cold meats and cheeses (with crackers or flatbread on the side) 
flour tortillas spread with cream cheese or peanut butter and rolled up 
rolled flour tortillas filled with meat and/or cheese slices 
shredded carrots in the tortillas mentioned above 
hummus, grated apple, grated cheese, cream cheese, or thinly sliced cucumbers in sandwiches 
apple and cheese slices (with crackers or flatbread on the side) 
crackers or flatbread with hummus 
cottage cheese with cherry tomatoes (please cut in half lengthwise)
cottage cheese with peaches 
fresh string beans 
sliced yellow and/or zucchini squash 
V-8 juice 
carrot, green pepper, cucumber slices with hummus, guacamole, or Ranch dressing for dip 
fresh broccoli and/or cauliflower 
salads of all sorts: lettuce, pasta, bulgur, chicken, tuna, bean... 
couscous or bulgur wheat with chopped tomato or cucumber and a bit of olive oil and lemon juice 
a mix of sunflower and hulless pumpkin seeds
corn muffins 

For USDA serving size requirements see the "keeping children safe" healthy snacks and meals section of the Parent Handbook.