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SCHOOL LUNCH WEEK: PEANUT BUTTER BERRY-WICH

Back-to-school means the return of pressure on mom and dad to come up with school lunch ideas other than peanut butter and jelly and turkey and cheese. It's not always easy to come up with portable, kid-friendly foods that don't need refrigeration or re-heating. This week, we'll offer a few creative ideas. This one comes from the book Real Food for Healthy Kids by Tracey Seaman and Tanya Wenman Steel.

INGREDIENTS

2 slices whole-wheat bread or Banana Bread

1 tablespoon natural peanut butter

1 tablespoon softened reduced-fat cream cheese

2 medium strawberries, hulled and sliced

1 teaspoon honey

DIRECTIONS

Lay the bread slices on a work surface. Spread the peanut butter on one slice and the cream cheese on the other.

Arrange strawberry slices in an even single layer on top of the peanut butter. Drizzle the honey on the berries and then place the other slice of bread with the cream cheese on top. Cut into halves or quarters.

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