By Chef Meg Galvin, Healthy Cooking Expert at SparkPeople.com
In summertime, many of us moms feel like the kid in "Home Alone"--or at least we feel like making that face! The kids are hot, hungry, and tired, and so am I! What do I feed them that is healthy and quick. It only adds to the drama if you're at work and you have teens at home alone or a babysitter with limited cooking skills.
Everyone will smile with these simple and easy healthy lunches for your tots, pre-teens and full-blown teenagers that eat like adults (I have three of those myself!). Bonus: Most of the meals can be made ahead and changed slightly to yield a new lunchtime menu.
Get your summer kitchen ready and organized!
- Hold a family meeting on Friday for the next week's menu choices. That way you can hit the farmers markets or supermarket on the weekend to get the freshest produce
- Post a menu selection on the fridge or use a wipe off board to post the choices for the day/week.
- Purchase some clear glass or