One of the best feelings a parent experiences is sending our children off to school, knowing we have provided them with a healthy lunch. A healthy lunch means stable blood sugar levels and satble blood sugar means your child will concentrate for longer periods of time, read better, feel more relaxed inside, be kinder to others and truly be able to seize the day!
Unique and nutritious main course ideas (always include a protein and carb):
Chicken, basmati/brown rice and vegetables in a thermos
Brown rice spirals with tomato sauce, garlic and vegetables in a thermos
Roasted Garlic Hummus sandwich
Salmon and avocado on a wrap
Unique and nutritious snack ideas (always include a protein):
Dark chocolate chips and sunflower seeds
Dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds
Sliced cheddar goat cheese and garlic and onion rice crackers
Tortilla chips and salsa
And always include a bowl of fruits, a bowl of vegetables and water. Did you know that you can eat sweet potato raw? Don't forget that peppers come in red, yellow, orange, green and can be cut into strips or chunks. Canteloupe can be cut into strips, chunks or formed into balls. See what you child thinks of the broccoli stem as opposed to the floret.
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Written by Meredith Deasley, BA, RNCP, RHN Pediatric Nutritionist and owner of "The Resourceful Mother." Meredith teaches pediatric nutrition and allergies at CSNN and is the author of "The Resourceful Mother's Secrets to Healthy Kids" http://www.theresourcefulmother.com/