If you’re looking for some healthy lunches for your kids as they prepare to go back to school, be sure to try these two out from Weight Watchers!

Stoplight Pita Sandwiches:

Serves: 3
Prep:10 minutes

Kids love miniatures and this spread makes a delicious sandwich packed with protein and veggies.

  • 1 cup farmer cheese
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup shredded, reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and diced
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 mini whole wheat pita breads, halved

Stir the farmer cheese, bell peppers, cheddar, scallions, and black pepper together in a medium bowl. Divide the mixture among the pita halves.

Per serving (2 pita halves) : 251 cal,

Turkey and Cheddar Wrap

PointsPlus Value 7

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 0 min
Serves: 2

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp reduced-calorie mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp mustard, coarse-grain
  • 2 medium whole wheat tortilla(s), warmed according to package directions
  • 4 oz cooked turkey breast with skin, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground (or to taste)
  • 1/2 cup(s) fresh tomato(es), diced
  • 2 Tbsp uncooked red onion(s), diced
  • 1 cup(s) fresh lettuce
  • 3 Tbsp low-fat shredded Cheddar cheese, sharp-variety

In a small cup, combine mayonnaise and mustard. Lay tortillas on a cutting board; spread with mustard mixture. Top tortillas with turkey, placing it about 1-inch from edges; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top turkey with tomatoes, onion, lettuce and cheese. Tuck in sides of tortilla and then roll it up tightly; cut in half on a diagonal. Yields 2 halves per serving

Of course, a key ingredient to feeding our kids in a healthy way is having access to nutritious foods.

• That’s the goal of the 5th Annual Lose For Good campaign. As members and subscribers lose weight, Weight Watchers donates up to one million dollars to hunger fighting organizations.

• Since Lose For Good started in 2008, Weight Watchers members in the Pittsburgh area, and across the country, have donated over 5.6 million pounds of food to local food pantries.

• This year, Weight Watchers will hold a special one-day food drive on September 15th to benefit local food banks and to help fight hunger right here in our own community. There will be a very special one day joining offer, prizes, refreshments, recipes and more

• When donating to the food bank …think about nutritious options like peanut butter, tuna, vegetables-things that can help others eat healthy,

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