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Sometimes in life eating healthy just seems more difficult. 2013 was a particularly tough year for me and with all I had to balance in my life, a healthy lifestyle went right out the window… the drive thru window. I developed a bad fast food habit! It was just so much easier to run through a drive thru at lunchtime. That would be fine, IF I would have been choosing something light. But nope. The temptation to comfort myself with cheeseburgers and fries instead of healthier lunchtime choices was just too great.

In 2014 I’ve made a dramatic change in just a small area: lunch. Sometimes our lives get so crazy that a total food and fitness overhaul is just not going to happen. So start with a simple change! Making your own lunch saves money, is almost always healthier than eating out, and doesn’t have to take very much time.

Here’s my lunch today: turkey, lettuce, tomato, and light mayo on Sara Lee® Delightful Bread. Yum! Totally full of flavor, satisfying, and simple. Perfect lunch. This big sandwich is less than 250 calories.

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Now, instead of hitting the drive thru at lunchtime, I have a homemade lunch. I’ve discovered my cravings for fast food has almost disappeared and I really prefer the healthier lunch options.

Sara Lee® Delightful Bread is a smart choice because each slice is only 45 calories but a great source of fiber and has a wonderful flavor and texture. I also love that there are no artificial flavors or colors and no high fructose corn syrup.

What kind of small changes are you making to be healthier? I would love for you to take the Sara Lee® Delightful Person challenge! You can enter to win some amazing prizes (even $4,500!) and share your inspiring healthy transformation story. Plus everyone who enters gets a FREE shirt! So go do that now!

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This week I used Sara Lee® Delightful Bread to make a fun afternoon snacktivity (activity + snack) with my daughter. I remember doing this as a little girl: Milk Paint Toast. So much fun! Here is how you can do this with your little ones:

Ingredients:
4 slices Sara Lee® Delightful Bread
Food coloring
4 tablespoons milk, divided

Tools:
Food-safe paint brushes or pastry brushes
4 ramekins
Toaster

Directions:
1. Pour one tablespoon milk into each ramekin.
2. Add three drops of food coloring to each ramekin and stir.
3. Use pastry brushes to paint one side of each slice of bread. Have fun and be creative! Avoid soaking the bread too much. Just brush the paint gently over the bread.
4. Toast each slice of painted bread until golden brown.
5. Spread the painted toast with butter or other toppings.
Makes 4 servings.

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My little girl had so much fun with this project! The end result was yummy and pretty toast that we topped with cinnamon honey butter. Delish!

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Enjoy!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sara Lee®.

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14 Comments on Healthier Lunchtime Choices Plus Milk Paint Toast Fun

  1. April Layne
    December 12, 2014 at 6:04 pm (3 years ago)

    I know some little people who would love to paint rainbows on their bread! So cute.

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  2. Amy @ Gathering Grain
    December 12, 2014 at 7:08 pm (3 years ago)

    This looks like tons of fun! My girls would love it. AND how easy and cheap?! Thanks for sharing. We will doing this one soon. 🙂

    Reply
  3. Kimberly
    December 12, 2014 at 9:11 pm (3 years ago)

    Sometimes it's the simple changes that make the biggest difference.

    Reply
  4. Courtney Killpack
    December 12, 2014 at 10:24 pm (3 years ago)

    What an interesting and fun idea to color the bread! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  5. Claire C.
    December 13, 2014 at 3:51 am (3 years ago)

    That looks like so much fun for the kids!

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  6. Erica@RaisingMunchies
    December 14, 2014 at 5:55 am (3 years ago)

    What a great idea 🙂 We will have to try this one soon.

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  7. Emma @ P is for Preschooler
    December 14, 2014 at 9:12 pm (3 years ago)

    What a fun way to make any meal special! We tried this before but our colors weren't anything like as bright as yours. Who knew toast could be so pretty! 😉

    Reply
  8. Tricia Goodmama
    December 15, 2014 at 1:37 am (3 years ago)

    Oh that looks like SO much fun! You could totally make it Christmas themed too. Pinning this!

    Reply
  9. Laura Perkowski
    December 16, 2014 at 5:31 am (3 years ago)

    What a cute and unique idea! Too pretty to eat. 🙂 Your daughter looks like a little artist.

    Reply
  10. Bekki@a better way to homeschool
    December 16, 2014 at 6:55 am (3 years ago)

    I feel like that grouchy guy in Green Eggs and Ham.
    "I do not like rainbow bread!" LOL, but my boys will LOVE it!!

    Reply
  11. Jacqui Odell
    December 18, 2014 at 5:33 pm (3 years ago)

    How fun!! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

    Reply
  12. Carrie This Home
    December 18, 2014 at 7:59 pm (3 years ago)

    My daughter and I did this activity and she LOVED it! Such a fun way to eat healthy!

    Reply
  13. LauraJJ
    December 30, 2014 at 9:27 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh that looks like so much fun! We will have to do this! Carter would love it! Fun!!!

    Reply

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