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Lunch Box: Gyro Burgers

What's on the kids' lunch menus this time? A little Greek culture...doesn't that sound delicious?

What's For Lunch

Gyro Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce, a Mediterranean Greek Salad, and Greek Butter Cookies will make the kids want to stand up and dance. Keep the breakable plates out of reach though--they may be compelled to smash them on the floor but not really understand why. (The compelling urge to comply with traditional customs can really sneak up on a kid.)

Serve this Mediterranean lunch menu with low-fat milk or water, and try making your own pita bread if you’re feeling adventurous--Opa!

Lunch Box Logic

  • Make ahead: Make everything the night before, then assemble the burger in the morning.
  • Make it different: Have a feeling the kids aren't going to be smashing plates over the thought of a Greek salad? Cut up some cucumbers and carrots instead, and pack some Tzatziki Sauce for dipping.
  • Make it travel well: Line the pita with lettuce so the Tzatkiki Sauce doesn't soak into the pita.
  • Make it lighter: Skip the sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil in the Mediterranean Greek Salad. Use ground turkey in place of ground beef and/or ground lamb.

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