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Beyond the sandwich

Most sandwiches get skipped, tossed, or otherwise disrespected. Give them a break with these high-protein alternatives.

By Carol Lloyd

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Eggheads: boiled eggs and salt

The idea is simple —probably too simple for parents with a taste for saucy concoctions. But many kids like simple. The boiled egg is one of the most resilient lunch box alternatives – sealed in its own natural, fun-to-crack packing. It also delivers excellent nutrients: 6 grams of protein per egg and plenty of brain-boosting choline.

To serve: Wrap an egg or two in a paper towel so they won’t get crushed and add a pinch or two of salt in a twist of paper for dipping.

is the executive editor of GreatSchools and mother to two raucous daughters, ages 9 and 13.