Healthy Snack & Lunch Ideas for Kids

Jan 13 , 2023

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John Gousvaris

Healthy Snack & Lunch Ideas for Kids

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

Lunches:

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


Snacks:

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.


Tip:

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!


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