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Making children's lunches doesn't have to be a difficult task. Try some of these healthy low-carb lunchbox ideas, including turkey pesto pinwheels. Sponsored by O Organics.
Making healthy lunches is one of the most thankless jobs of parenting. My third child just started kindergarten yesterday and, as excited as I am for her, it means another lunch box to fill up on busy mornings. I would love to tell you that my dear children appreciate my husband's efforts and my efforts to prepare a healthy and tasty lunch with many good snacks to fill the hungry bellies. But they don't. Because they are children AND because they often see what other children get or what is the school lunch and are "envy for lunch". It is not an area that I am willing to commit to and they know it. But it doesn't make it easier.
It doesn't help that I lack serious creativity in the lunch department. Thank God other people are much more creative than I am and I can simply borrow their ideas. My kids will never ask where the big idea came from, will they? Or perhaps they would be even happier to know that the idea came from someone other than their boring old mother. Maybe that will somehow make it more attractive!
These pesto pinwheels from Turkey were “borrowed” from the Safeway O Organics back to school website. When I saw them, I thought how fun they would be and what I could easily make with my homemade almond flour pancakes for gluten-free wraps. Being children being children, of course I modified them to suit their tastes a little more, and made some with pesto and others with mustard O Organics Dijon. That way, he could please all three children at once. The pancakes were wonderfully kept as wrappers and I even made some of these pinwheels for myself.
My local Safeway has an extensive line of O Organics products, all certified to the highest level organic, that I can use to prepare any meal. This time I bought their organic cage-free eggs for my wraps, as well as unsweetened almond milk. And I often take sliced carrots and sugar peas for healthy additions to the lunchbox. O Organics' old-fashioned peanut butter is a great choice and my kids love it when I make “peanut butter rolls” with my crepe recipe. My husband also makes a bad chicken salad for the kids to love a version of the chicken salad wraps made with my pancakes. I see so many possibilities here to make your lunches a little more interesting and I have to thank O Organics for the inspiration.
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Without a doubt, my children would also go gaga for DIY Fruit Strawberry Lemonade Fruit leather (I would make mine with stevia or Swerve for lower sugars). I could win mom of the year for that. You better break me …
What are your healthy lunch box tricks? Where do you get inspiration from?
Turkey Grinders and Healthy Lunchbox Hacks
Making children's lunches doesn't have to be a difficult task. These turkey pinwheels are healthy, fun to make, and fun to eat!
Servings: 1 grinder sandwich
Calories: 286 kcal
1 crepe of almond flour cream cheese (leave out sweetener)
1 tablespoon pesto OR Dijon mustard
2 slices Deli Turkey or any other lunch meat your child prefers
1 slice O Organics provolone cheese
Brush pancake with pesto or mustard. Lay the turkey to coat about 3/4 of the pancake. Put the provolone on top and roll well. Cut into 4 or 5 slices.
Dietary energy: 286kcal Total fat: 21.89g Carbohydrates: 6g Total dietary fiber: 2.8g Protein: 14.74g
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of O Organics. The opinions and the text are all mine.