From that moment when you drop your kids off to school or when the school bus picks them up, it’s the start of an activity-filled day. They listen to hours of lectures, play around the school yard, do gym class, and maybe, read a book or two in the library. It’s a busy day for your kids, definitely.
One thing for sure is, they will need the proper energy for them to go through their day. And what better way to do that than to prepare a healthy packed lunch for them? A lot of you will agree but some will not, arguing that cafeteria food is enough and that packing lunch will just double the calories. But let’s face it, we’ve all had bad experiences with cafeteria food back in our days. Most of the time, it’s not appealing to the taste buds (sometimes, it’s not appealing to the eyes as well!) and the nutrition contents are very questionable. So one thing to do to ensure that your kids get the right fuel for them to study and play is to prepare a lunch bag with these healthy snacks:
Arnold Palmer Sandwich
Combine finely chopped hard-boiled eggs and pickles with mustard and mayonnaise, then spread on a slice of toasted bread. Then, combine tuna, finely chopped celery and onion, mayonnaise and lemon juice, then spread on another slice of bread. Sprinkle with torn basil leaves.
Moroccan Chicken Salad
This recipe is a great way to use up any leftovers. Serve with grilled ciabatta for an even tastier treat. Mix chicken breasts, four teaspoons of olive oil, baby courgettes, four slices of ciabatta, two handfuls of watercress, green olives, and balsamic vinegar.
Avocado, Carrot and Cucumber Sushi
Brush a toasted nori sheet with sesame oil and season with salt. Press cold sushi rice on top in a thin layer. Tightly roll avocado slices, shredded carrots and cucumber sticks. Slice crosswise and pack with a packet of soy sauce.
Berries are good because they are one of the most potent sources of antioxidants.They are also full of fiber and high in vitamin C. Blend yogurt, grated orange rind, and turbinado sugar. Put a handful of blueberries in a cup and top with the yogurt mixture. Repeat layers with remaining blueberries and yogurt mixture, and then top with oranges.
Healthy Chips and Dips
Combine chopped fresh tomatoes, lime juice, finely chopped white onion and chopped fresh cilantro. Pack flaxseed tortilla chips with small containers of the salsa, avocados mashed with lemon juice, and Greek yogurt.