You Only Need 10 Ingredients to Make a Week's Worth of Lunches

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Banish boring lunches for good with these five simple and balanced lunches.

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Stop it with the boring, sad desk lunches already. These five combos only use 10 ingredients (max!), and, oh yeah, they're healthy! Watch the video above to see how to make them.

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Week 1: Ingredients

Sugar Snap Peas ● Dark Chocolate Chips ● Pistachios ● Grapes ● Cottage Cheese ● Low-Sodium Deli Ham ● Apple-Chicken Sausage ● Roma Tomato ● Pineapple ● Spinach Tortillas ● Brown Rice ● Feta Cheese ● Baby Spinach ● Fresh Grapefruit ● Low-Sugar Cereal

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Monday: Spinach and Ham Salad

Spinach Salad With Ham, Feta and Pistachios ● Sugar Snap Peas and Tomatoes ● Grapefruit ● Apple Chicken Sausage ● Dark Chocolate Chips

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Tuesday: Ham and Spinach Tortilla Pinwheels

Cottage Cheese With Pistachios ● Grapes ● Tomato and Feta Salad ● Ham and Spinach Tortilla Pinwheels (Layer tortilla with ham and, if desired, mustard or mayo. Roll and cut into 1-inch slices.) ● Low-Sugar Cereal

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Wednesday: Rice and Veggie Salad

Brown Rice, Spinach, Feta and Tomato Salad (Prepare brown rice then stir in sliced spinach, chopped tomato and feta cheese.) ● Pineapple ● Cereal and Dark Chocolate Chip Trail Mix ● Steamed Sugar Snap Peas ● Sticker

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Thursday: Ham and Feta Quesadillas

Ham and Feta Quesadillas (Layer ham and feta between a folded tortilla and cook until tortilla is browned.) ● Brown Rice ● Pineapple and Grapes ● Tomato Slices ● Pistachios

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Friday: Deconstructed Cottage Cheese Parfait

Grapefruit, Cereal and Pistachios ● Sausage and Pineapple Skewers ● Cottage Cheese With Cinnamon (Enjoy cottage cheese on its own or add in grapefruit, cereal, and pistachios.) ● Sugar Snap Peas ● Dark Chocolate Chips

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Week 2: Ingredients

Mini Whole Wheat Pita Pockets ● Kosher Pickle Spears ● Air-Popped Popcorn ● Cucumbers ● Low-Sodium Deli Turkey ● All-Fruit Preserves ● Whole Wheat Waffles ● Mini Bell Peppers ● Blueberries ● Hard-Boiled Eggs ● Plain Greek Yogurt ● Apples ● Dried Cranberries ● Peanut Butter* ● Peaches (*Allergy Note: If your school is peanut and/or tree nut free, substitute for sunflower seed butter.) 

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Monday: Egg Salad Pita Pockets

Egg Salad in Mini Whole Wheat Pita Pockets (Stir together chopped hard-boiled eggs, Greek yogurt and chopped pickle.) ● Cucumber Slices ● Plain Greek Yogurt With Peaches and Cinnamon ● Blueberries and Dried Cranberries ● Sticker

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Tuesday: Turkey Waffle Wedges

Turkey Waffle Wedges (Layer turkey and condiments of choice between toasted waffle wedges.) ● Kosher Pickle Spear ● Mini Bell Peppers ● Apple Slices With Cinnamon ● Dried Cranberries

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Wednesday: Apple Dippers

Peanut Butter and Preserves With Apple Slices ● Air-Popped Popcorn ● Hard-Boiled Egg ● Mini Bell Peppers ● Dried Cranberries

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Thursday: Turkey and Pickle “Sushi”

Air-Popped Popcorn ● Peach Slices ● Mini Bell Peppers ● Turkey and Pickle “Sushi” (Lay turkey slice on a flat surface, add pickle lengthwise to one side and roll turkey around pickle. Slice into 1-inch rounds.) ● Note From Mom

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Friday: Apple and Peanut Butter Wafflewich

Apple, Cinnamon and Peanut Butter Wafflewich (Spread bottom half of waffle sandwich with peanut butter then top with thinly sliced apple and cinnamon.) ● Plain Greek Yogurt With Preserves ● Blueberries ● Hard-Boiled Egg ● Sticker

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Week 3: Ingredients

Grape Tomatoes ● Cheddar Cheese ● Tortellini ● Almonds ● Dark Chocolate Squares ● Carrots ● Lean Ground Beef ● Tomato Sauce ● Fresh Green Beans ● Mini Whole Wheat Bagel ● Salami ● Butter Lettuce ● Mandarin Oranges ● Strawberries ● Hummus

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Monday: Tortellini With Meat Sauce

Tortellini With Meat Sauce (Add marinara sauce to cooked ground beef. Toss with cooked tortellini.) ● Mandarin Orange Segments ● Sliced Cheddar Cheese ● Steamed Green Beans ● Stickers

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Tuesday: Pizza Bagel

Cheese Pizza Bagel (Top mini bagel half with marina sauce and cheese. Broil until cheese is melted.) ● Dark Chocolate and Almonds ● Mini Veggie Salad ● Strawberries ● Sticker

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Wednesday: Spring Salad

Spring Salad (Top lettuce with strawberries and almonds. Thin hummus with olive oil to make dressing.) ● Salami and Tomato Kebabs ● Mandarin Orange ● Carrot Sticks ● Dark Chocolate

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Thursday: Cheeseburger Slider

Cheeseburger Slider (Prepare cheeseburger slider and top with lettuce on a mini whole-wheat bagel. Cut in half and secure with picks.) ● Hummus ● Carrots Sticks and Blanched Green Beans ● Strawberries ● Stickers

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Friday: Pasta Salad Skewers

Pasta Salad Skewers (Thread tortellini, salami, cherry tomatoes and cheese on a skewer.) ● Steamed Green Beans With Almonds ● Whole Wheat Bagel Slice ● Mandarin Orange and Strawberries ● Note From Mom

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Week 4: Ingredients

Cookie* ● Strawberry Greek Yogurt ● Whole Wheat Bread ● Broccoli ● Quinoa ● Black Beans ● Raspberries ● Kiwi ● Cantaloupe ● Avocado ● Macaroni and Cheese ● Asparagus ● Corn ● Rotisserie Chicken ● Salsa (*Allergy Note: If your school is peanut and/or tree nut free, substitute for another small sweet treat.)

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Monday: Southwest Quinoa Salad

Southwest Quinoa Salad (Toss together quinoa with black beans, chopped avocado, corn and chopped tomatoes.) ● Sliced Chicken Breast ● Fruit Salad ● Steamed Broccoli ● Cookie

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Tuesday: Veggie Mac and Cheese

Veggie Macaroni and Cheese (Stir chopped broccoli, tomato and corn into prepared macaroni and cheese.) ● Strawberry Greek Yogurt With Raspberries ● Kiwi ● Chicken Drumstick ● Note From Mom

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Wednesday: Salsa Chicken

Salsa Chicken (Top sliced cooked chicken breast with prepared salsa.) ● Cantaloupe ● Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salad ● Toasted Bread Strips ● Raspberries

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Thursday: Avocado and Asparagus Toast

Avocado and Asparagus Toast (Spread toasted whole wheat bread with avocado and top with blanched asparagus.) ● Black Beans and Salsa ● Quinoa ● Cantaloupe and Raspberries ● Sticker 

Photo By: Holley Grainger Nutrition

Friday: Deconstructed Southwest Macaroni

Black Beans, Corn and Avocado ● Strawberry Greek Yogurt and Chopped Kiwi ● Macaroni and Cheese (Stir black beans, corn and avocado into Mac and Cheese or eat separately.) ● Blanched Asparagus ● Cookie

Photo By: Holley Grainger Nutrition

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