Back to School Brain Food
Kids need a healthy, filling lunch to keep them focused and alert all day long. A balanced combo of protein, carbohydrates, and fats will boost energy and ensure a productive afternoon.
To make portion sizes easy, use a lunch box with at least three compartments. Use the biggest compartment for fresh veggies and fruits, and the smaller compartments for energizing protein and satiating fats.
Here are some combos that you could try:
- Steamed broccoli, cottage cheese, chicken salad
- Carrot and celery sticks, hummus, hard-boiled eggs
- Roasted sweet potatoes, yogurt, chicken nuggets
Add a sweet snack on top for dessert, like a single-serving tray of cookies or a pack of Green Way Organic Apple Sauce.
To save time and money, you can buy veggies and protein in bulk. Cook a big batch on Sunday, and add to lunches for both you and the kids all week long!