Kids Eating Healthy With Walmart Challenge and $25 Gift Card Giveaway (Ends 8/24)
I was recently challenged to transform a typical good lunchbox into a GREAT lunchbox using healthy choices purchased at Walmart. I have to admit that I've been in a lunchbox "rut" of my own. I mean I want my kids to eat better but I struggle with the cost of healthier foods to pack everyday. Challenge accepted!
Makeover a pretty standard meal of a turkey sandwich (with lunch meat), dressed with mayo on white bread and fruit snacks.
-I started off with antibiotic-free, hormone-free chicken in place of the lunch meat turkey. Luckily Walmart sells HarvestLand boneless, skinless frozen chicken breasts in 2.25lb boxes for around $9.50. This equals twelve 3oz portions for around $0.79 per serving.
*I used my Homemade Chicken Shawarma recipe and portioned it out in 3oz servings-In place of white sandwich bread, I used 8 grain Oroweat Pocket Thins (100 calories, 5 grams of fiber per servings). I cut these into wedges for easy pick up. Cost: around $2.50 for 8 servings = $0.31/serving.
-In place of the calorie laden mayonnaise, I used gluten-free Sabra Classic Hummus. This is one of those foods that kids love and so do parents because it's packed with nutrition. Cost: around $4.50 for a 17oz family size (1oz serving size) = $0.26/serving. Lower with coupons
-Last but not last, I replaced the fruit snacks with fresh berries which are packed with nutrients, fiber and vitamins. Cost: around $0.50/serving.
THE BEST PART - My daughter Skylar loved this made-over meal! She even shared with her best friend at school and she also loved it. Healthy doesn't have to be boring.
The turkey sandwich meal has approximately 400 calories and very little fiber and nutrients.
The grilled chicken meal has approximately 320 calories and a whopping 12 grams of fiber! Cost per portion is around $1.86. This is about the same or slightly more than the turkey sandwich but way worth it and about half the price of a McDonald's meal.
Giveaway (This giveaway will end on August 24th at 12pm CST)
*Winners will be chosen randomly using Random.org.
1 lucky My Baton Rouge Mommy reader will win a $25 Walmart Gift Card to makeover your own lunchbox meal.
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DISCLAIMER: I received a $25 Walmart Gift Card in preparation of this giveaway. I guarantee that all opinions are 100% my own.
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