“Eat your sandwich first,” you dutifully repeat every morning. But that’s not what happens. How many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches can one child eat, anyway? And pushing that hormone, antibiotic and nitrate rich lunch meats like salami, bologna, turkey, bacon, or sausage, all of which are associated with diabetes and heart disease. It does not fulfill your goal of boosting your child’s brain power; here are a few great choices you can pack.
Keep food fresh: Ensure that puddings and yogurts stay cold by freezing them the night before use. You can also freeze water bottles or juice boxes to act as ice packs in lunch containers.
Keep sandwich bread fresh. Add a paper towel to containers with freshly washed fruits and vegetables. This will absorb any extra moisture, retaining peak texture and flavor.
Pop up some fun: For back-to-school snacking, you cannot beat popcorn. Popcorn is a grab-n-go treat that takes minutes to make. Plus, it is whole grain and contains fiber to fuel the body and keep you feeling fuller longer than other snacks. This treat is also economical, costing mere pennies per serving.
Dip it up: For a quick burst of flavor at home or on the go, try with veggies, pita bread, pita chips or crackers. These servings are perfect for the lunchbox or on-the-go snacking and portable enough to bring along on any adventure.
Fuel their day: Help them have a great day at school by serving those little learners the proper fuel. With a commitment to creating all natural snacks you can feel good about giving your kids, fig bars are cholesterol free, dairy free and kosher. From the sweetness of blueberry to the tartness of lemon, these bars are available in a variety of jam-packed, fruity flavors.
Serve a satisfying snack: Do you need an easy way to pack more protein, calcium and other nutrients into your family's diet? You cannot go wrong with a kid-friendly kitchen staple like low-fat yogurt. Take these beloved flavors to new heights with toppings such as dried fruit, organic granola, dark chocolate, and coconut shavings.