04 Sep Looking for Lunch Ideas?
Back-to-School Loveable Lunch Ideas
By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD and Mom
When meal prepping, be sure to include a carbohydrate, a protein, and a fat at lunch time (or any meal time) to help ensure that your child is adequately fed, evenly energized throughout the day, and without a blood sugar roller coaster. Combining macronutrients is KEY especially if you have a child who is easily distracted, acts out in class, or comes home wiped out.
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Here are some suggestions to get the first week of school off on the right foot.
Pasta/bean salad with cubed chicken sausage
Side: mandarin oranges; milk
Whole wheat quesadilla with pineapple salsa and red peppers
Side: Mango and yogurt
Lentil soup with corn muffin
Side: Carrots and pretzels with hummus; milk
Teriyaki chicken satay with edamame and sticky rice (or rice crackers)
Side: Bitsy’s Brainfood Cookies (zucchini gingerbread carrot flavor is my favorite!)
Apple and cheese sandwich (can get fancier with different types of cheese like brie or goat cheese)
Side: Olives (one for each finger) and yogurt squeezer
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