Healthy school lunch options
Kirksville, MO. —
Breakfast is considered by many health professionals the most important meal of the day.
But, experts say you shouldn't overlook providing your kids with a nutritious lunch especially as a new school year approaches.
As kids head back to school, here are some healthy lunch options to consider.
If you child plans on bringing a packed lunch to school, the goal is to provide them with a well balanced nutritious meal.
You can opt for sandwiches, wraps and salads with nuts, cheese, and beans.
If your child does not like those options, opt for bread-free sandwiches.
You can wrap meat around cheese and bell peppers.
To make fruits and veggies more fun to eat, try making a fruit and veggie kabob.
Popular fruit items include strawberries, kiwi, and watermelon.
Popular veggie items include tomatoes, cucumber, and zucchini with a small container of hummus on the side.
You can also add easy to package and eat foods like oranges, clementines, and unsweetened applesauce.
If your child eats lunch offered at school, make sure you and your child look at the menu together, and pick the ones that are the most nutritious and appealing to eat.
Experts say to make sure to include your child when you make their lunch every morning.
When kids plan their lunches, they are more likely to eat them.