Chef Karamardian Shares Healthier Alternatives To Junk Food For A Lunchbox Makeover

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STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) — Parents can adopt creative, yummy and healthier alternatives to junk food just in time for back to school​.

Chef Zov Karamardian from Zov’s Bistro stopped by KCAL9 Tuesday to share some of her healthy solutions for the perfect lunchbox makeover.

POPULAR UNHEALTHY FOODSBreakfast:* Toaster pastries

Sugary cereals

Frozen waffles

Muffins

Lunch:

Hot dogs

Chicken nuggets

Processed lunch meats

Cafeteria lunches

Pizza Pockets

Snacks:

Packaged cheese or peanut butter

cracker-sandwiches

* Flavored chips

Packaged desserts (i.e., Hostess and Little Debbie)

Candy even in the form of “fruit roll-ups”

 

ZOV’S HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVESBreakfast:Egg, tomatoes & cheese in a pita

English muffin topped with a sliced hardboiled egg

Cottage cheese & Mandarin oranges

Lunch:

Pita stuffed with Avocado chicken salad (Shredded rotisserie chicken, avocado, mayo)

Peanut Butter & Banana on wheat bread (Optional – drizzle with honey)

Margarita pizza on English muffin

Pasta Salad w/ carrots, celery, tomatoes, zucchini, cheese and chicken

Cup of hummus with veggies

Snacks:

Mini string cheese

Hard-boiled egg

Edamame

Nuts (unsalted)

 

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