This is the fourth installment of the forthcoming cookbook. Do the lunch carriers in your household come home with empty lunch boxes and smiles on their faces? They could and should! Appealing, satisfying and nutritious meals for the packed lunch can be prepared. By planning ahead it is possible to provide interesting away-from-home meals which meet the appetite needs, promote better health and keep within the bounds of the food budget - instead of adding a strain. Planning the Lunch Generally speaking, the basic pattern for the packed lunch should include a protein-rich food, vegetables, fruit, wholegrain bread and beverage. An occasional sweet is also usually desirable. Variations from this general pattern can be made to suit individual needs. Age, type of activity, and whether boy or girl or man or woman govern what lunches should contain.
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