Healthy Homemade Lunch-in-a-Pack

Healthy Homemade Lunch-in-a-Pack
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Source: The Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Peter Papoulakos.

Make this quick and delicious homemade lunchable for your child’s first day back to school. It will be a treat for them and you know they’ll be eating healthy. You could also make one for yourself!

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Servings
    1 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 lunchable
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

1 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 lunchable
  • Amount per serving Calories 470

  • Total Fat 14g
    • Saturated Fat 4.1g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 65mg
  • Sodium 620mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 53g
    • Dietary Fiber 8g
    • Total Sugars 21g
  • Protein 35g
  • Potassium 940mg
  • Phosphorus 510mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1 Fruit, 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 4 Lean protein, 1 Fat



  • chocolate cheerios
    1/4 cup
  • mini-pretzels (or pretzel sticks broken into 1-inch pieces)
    1/4 cup
  • peanuts
    1 tbsp
  • celery sticks (4 inches each)
  • hummus
    2 tsp
  • lower sodium deli-style turkey breast (cut each slice into 4 pieces)
    3 (1-oz) slices
  • reduced fat cheddar cheese (cut into 4 squares)
    1 slice
  • multi-grain crackers
  • small apple (cored and sliced)
  • baby carrots


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cheerios, pretzels, raisins, and peanuts (if using).

  2. Spread 1 Tsp. hummus on each celery stalk. Using a compartmentalized plastic container, place the ham, cheese, crackers and nectarine in a separate section of the container.

  3. Place snack mix, carrots, and celery with hummus in a section of plastic container or in a separate container, if needed.