Alright y’all! It’s our favorite time of the year…Back to School time!!! To help keep down the chaos and to make life easier, I’m sharing my tips on how to pack a nutritious school lunch that your kids will love!
As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I am very particular about the foods my kids eat! I want to make sure that they are eating wholesome foods that are packed with some essential vitamins and minerals!
Here are a few of my tips for providing a Nutritious School Lunch:
- Get your kids involved: When preparing my kid’s lunch, I bring them into the kitchen and let them help me put everything together! Yes, they may try to sneak a snack or two, but they really enjoy feeling that they’ve had a part in preparing a meal.
- Include fresh fruit and veggies: Try to include fresh fruit and/or veggies whenever possible. Sometimes, I will add a fun fruit dip to keep interesting!
- Portion out dessert items: Instead of giving your kids a whole snack bag of cookies/treats, take a few out of the package to pack in their lunch, and save the rest for the next day. This will help to cut down on the amount of non-nutritive, sugary foods they consume daily!
- Limit juice and sodas: Consider packing fruit flavored water instead of juice or sodas, which can contain a lot of sugar. Our favorite fruit flavored water is RETHINK! It comes in these really convenient boxes, and is completely natural! It just water naturally flavored with fruit! Click HERE to check it out!
I hope that you received some helpful lunch inspiration that will kick-off your school year in the right, healthy direction!
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