3 Healthy and Simple Back-2-School Lunch Ideas
“The Classic Sandwich and Chips”
Growing up, everyone had their mom pack a ham and cheese sandwich with a bag of chips for lunch. Spruce it up with a couple key minor changes.
Consider substituting white bread with wheat. Wheat bread is a complex carb and holds less calories and more fiber than white bread.
Potato chips are not the healthiest choice. If you’re looking for a similar crunch, try a side of carrot sticks or celery sticks. Pita chips are also a healthier alternative.
“Fruit, almonds, and grilled chicken tenders”
This lunch has a great range of micronutrients. Grilled chicken packs a protein punch. Followed up with some natural sugar from fruit and healthy fats from almonds.
Different fruits have different benefits.
Apples: High levels of acetylcholine found in apples help improve memory and reduce anxiety.
Grapes: Grapes help increase blood flow allowing your body to process and function more quickly.
Bananas: Rich in potassium and magnesium, bananas give the brain energy and help sharpen the brain’s focus, increasing the ability to pay attention and learn.
Veggies and Salmon
Choose your child’s favorite veggies (mine are broccoli and carrots) and add some salmon on the side. Salmon is filled with omega-3 fatty acids(good fats) and has a sufficient amount of protein keeping your child full longer.