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St. Patrick’s Day Lunch

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here is a St. Patrick’s Day themed lunch packed in an EasyLunchbox:

2 Shamrock PB&J Sandwiches (just a simple PB&J, cut out using a shamrock cookie cutter)= 18 carbs
Fresh Fruit (green apples, green grapes & kiwi)= 19 carbs
Skittles (a rare treat)= 13 carbs
Veggie Straws= 8 carbs
Pickles= 0 carbs

Lunch Total= 58 carbohydrates

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Rainbow Fruit Skewers

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. Get in the spirit of this fun holiday by making these Rainbow Fruit Skewers for your kids, or even with your kids.

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A few years back I just made a big platter of fruit shaped into a rainbow, for my kids and some kids I babysat for. While it was certainly a hit with them, it was difficult to accurately bolus C for carbs- I just had to SWAG it.

I figured there had to be a better way to go about this and so this time around I made Rainbow Fruit Skewers. Just calculate carbs for your fruit before assembling onto a skewer and it’s the perfect finger food snack, in a nice little individual portion.

These would be great to make for a classroom treat, a snack, or you could throw one in your kid’s lunch for a fun St. Patty’s Day treat. It’s an easy, fun, nutritious, and delicious idea for the little leprechaun’s in your life.

Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Ingredients

  • Strawberries
  • Clementines
  • Pineapple
  • Grapes (red & green)
  • Blueberries

Instructions

  1. Using skewers, popsicle sticks, or cake pop sticks, slide fruit onto stick in the following order; strawberry, clementine, pineapple, green grape, blueberry, red grape.
  2. Make as many as desired and arrange on a platter to form a rainbow.

Notes

Each skewer (containing 1 medium strawberry, 1 clementine slice, 1 bite-sized piece of pineapple, 2 grapes and 1 blueberry) has approximately: 27 Calories, 0g Total Fat, 0.4g Protein, 6.7g Carbohydrates, 0.8g Dietary Fiber, 5.4g Sugar, 0mg Cholesterol, 0mg Sodium.

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