Saturday, August 7, 2010
Healthy Lunch Box Snacks
School is about to begin and so are ideas for a healthy lunch.
I am pretty blessed with a daughter who likes healthy foods. She can be picky but she loves her salads. Salads are a great way to get in their veggies. Ice burg lettuce is one of the worst nutritional lettuces. Try Romaine Hearts lettuce, it looks and taste the same, only better for them. You can add their favorite veggies like cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, etc. Instead of the croutons, try sunflower seeds or sliced almonds.
Apples: cut up your apple and core. Mix a tablespoon of lemon juice in a two cups of water. Add your cut up apples. This is save your apples from turning brown.
Celery sticks are great with peanut butter or cream cheese.
Baby Carrot sticks are a kids favorite, they are sweet and healthy.
Cucumber slices or cherry tomatoes.
Make a mix of sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, m&m's, pretzels, cheerios. It's a great salty sweet mix.
Sandwiches can be cut out with fun cookie cutters. Heart shapes or dinosaurs.
Wraps are another fun idea. You can make your own healthy wraps and add in lunch'n meat or the chicken left over from last nights dinner.
Yogurt is only healthy treat. It comes in a lot of different flavors for all kids enjoyment.
Peanut butter banana sandwiches are a tasty healthy idea. Butter your bread with peanut butter, slice bananas and place on peanut butter side. Top with another slice of bread and enjoy.
Fresh fruit is always a favorite in our house. Blueberries, strawberries, orange slices, pears, kiwi, grapes. If it's a fruit we love it.
What are your favorite healthy lunch box snack ideas???