Feeding your kids the right fuel will boost their mood, energy and focus - making the school day more enjoyable for everyone! Here are a few tips for making mealtime healthy and happy:
- Whenever possible use whole, fresh foods (the less processed and packaged the better)
- Keep it colourful (colour= fantastic phytonutrients)
- Try something new - how about a smoothie or a wrap instead of a sandwich?
- Get creative - choose fun containers, invent silly names, cut out shapes, write a note for the lunchbag
- Invite your kids to participate in the planning and preparation of their meals
- Chat about the great things healthy foods can do for our bodies and lead by example
Chicken salad lettuce wraps Monkey sandwich (banana and sunflower seed butter rolled up in a wrap or collard green) Sweet n' Green smoothies (fruit + veg + protein source) Turkey chili Taco salad Green Inspired Quinoa Salad Raw Pad Thai Miso soup with vegetables
Sweet potato fries + hummus Bean chips + guacamole Cucumber + avocado slices Apple + cheese slices Chocolate avocado pudding
Quick and Delicious Chicken Salad:
leftover chicken, finely chopped 1 tbsp tahini or Dijon mustard (for each cup of chicken) a few bread and butter pickles, finely chopped a drizzle of pickle juice sea salt + freshly cracked black pepper to taste Optional add ins: finely chopped carrots, celery, cucumber, and/or green onions Mash all the ingredients together and enjoy with veggie sticks, on top of salad, in a wrap.
Pickles and their juice are an easy flavour booster. But did you know that many popular pickle brands contain a preservative called FD&C Yellow #5 (tartrazine)? Keep your lunch clean. Check out our organic pickles, they're chemical free!