Friday, August 12, 2011

Getting Ready for School

Part 1: Healthy Lunches
With all of the hustle and bustle in the morning, it's easier to give #1 money for the school lunch. In retrospect, it is just as sign that I am lazy.
Sometimes the school lunches are healthier than what we make for our kids: fruit snacks, sugary drinks, chips, etc. It's the nature of the beast...
BUT, we can do small things to make them easier and healthier.
First, stock your cupboards and fridge with healthy snacks (easier said than done sometimes).
1.)Cut up vegetables on Saturday or Sunday night. Put them in a big container that is easy to grab a bag and fill.
2.) Pop popcorn (not the buttery kind). Great snack.
3.) Water bottle instead of sugary drinks.
Here are some good ideas:
-Baked Chips (in moderation)
-Homemade granola (super easy and you know what is in it)
-Organic Applesauce
Sometimes I have a hard time when it comes to the main part of the lunch. PB&J? Meat? Bagel & Cream Cheese?
Well, let's just say that I'm working on it. Sometimes I put crackers with ham and cheese in for her to make her own.
What do you do?

1 comment:

lexi said...

My kid love when I make our own, healthy "Lunchables". They also love apple slices and peanut butter or turkey and cheese roll ups. I agree, preparing sides ahead of time is key!