Healthy School Lunches

school-lunchWe all want healthy meals for our children – but in a busy world, achieving this is sometimes easier said than done. Many of us reach for those pre-made lunch kits found in every grocery store, and while convenient, these kits are often not healthy choices. One popular lunch kit has a whopping 1,940 mg of sodium, well above the daily maximum recommended for young children (1,200 mg). With only one gram of fiber, this meal won’t go far toward meeting many of your children’s dietary needs, or even give them the energy they need for a long school day.

Here are some tips to make healthy school lunches convenient without resorting to prepackaged options.

Prepare and organize school lunches on Sunday for the entire week.

Ask your children to help out – let them choose favorite fruits, veggies, and sandwich ingredients. Assign them the role of assistant chef. Continue reading “Healthy School Lunches”

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