PB&J Bistro Lunch Box

PB&J Bistro Lunch Box

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From: EatingWell.com, May 2018

Inspired by Starbucks' bistro boxes, this peanut butter and jelly lunch will be loved by kids and adults alike. Accompanied by sandwich sides including a yogurt parfait, fruit, veggies and popcorn, this healthy packable lunch will keep you full until dinner.

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  • 1 slice whole-grain bread, halved
  • 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon your favorite fruit jam
  • ¾ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup diced fresh mango
  • Ground cinnamon for sprinkling
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 4-inch lengths
  • 1 cup lightly salted popcorn

Preparation

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  1. Spread one bread half with peanut butter and the other with jam. Press the pieces together.
  2. Place yogurt in a well of a 4-cup divided sealable container (or in a small sealable cup). Top with mango and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Arrange the sandwich, the yogurt mixture, celery and popcorn in the container. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 box
  • Per serving: 552 calories; 21 g fat(5 g sat); 8 g fiber; 59 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein; 86 mcg folate; 17 mg cholesterol; 32 g sugars; 12 g added sugars; 1,362 IU vitamin A; 34 mg vitamin C; 242 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 331 mg sodium; 422 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (57% daily value), Vitamin A (27% dv), Calcium (24% dv), Folate (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 4
  • Exchanges: 3½ fat, 2½ lean protein, 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 starch, ½ reduced-fat dairy, ½ vegetable

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