School Lunches: A Week's Worth of IdeasBack-to-school season is here in full force. Get ahead of the game and be prepared with these simple and healthy school lunches.
Cram Session: The building blocks of a healthy lunch are: - One handful of veggies - One piece of fruit - A bit of lean protein - Healthy fats - Whole grains - Water (add in a squeeze of lemon, lime, or orange for flavor)
MONDAY• Small orange, peeled and sectioned • Wrap: 1/2 whole-wheat tortilla, thin strips of leftover chicken, red bell pepper strips, Neufchatel cheese or tahini spread • Handful of walnuts and raisins
TUESDAY• Three strawberries, halved • Handful of baby carrots • Plain yogurt, premixed with ground flaxseed and honey • Four whole-grain crackers
WEDNESDAY• Apple slices with nut butter dip (sweetened with a touch of honey) • Five cherry tomatoes • Hard-boiled egg
THURSDAY• Flora Baobite Superfruit Snacks (US/CA) • Baggie of sugar snap peas and black olives • Insulated container of leftover chicken noodle soup
FRIDAY• Handful of red grapes • Four thick cucumber slices • Handful of baked corn chips with black bean dip • Handful of sunflower seeds • Ten semi-sweet chocolate chips