The Best Healthy Lunches And Snacks For Kids Going Back To School
Pens, backpacks, notebooks. All stuff students need for back to school. Something else they need is good nutrition to keep their brains sharp for all that studying. The challenge for parents is to find stuff kids will eat but that’s also healthy too.
Skip the junk food and have your student munch on healthy stuff this schoolyear. Need some ideas on what they should eat for lunch? Here are some suggestions that might help your student get the nutrition they need.
Sandwiches made with whole wheat bread:
sliced tomato and tuna fish
cream cheese with carrots or peppers
veggie cream cheese with cucumber
fresh apple slice with apple butter
Other lunch ideas:
low fat granola
yogurt with fresh fruit
Snacks for after school hunger pangs:
popcorn, as long as it’s not smothered with butter and salt
100% fruit smoothies
carrots or other veggies
tortilla chips with salsa
whole grain Goldfish crackers
whole grain waffles
pita chips with hummus
sweet potato chips
whole wheat crackers with reduced fat cheese
mini pretzels with nuts and dried cranberries
When deciding what to feed your student, think the colors of the rainbow and try to include them in each meal. Good luck and have a great school year!