It's that time of year again! School is starting up again, and the kids are coming home starving and ready to polish off everything in your kitchen. Give them a nutritious head start with healthy lunches and snack ideas to fuel their day for the most successful year ever.
Fresh Fruit and Crunchy Granola
Fresh fruit and granola combine sweetness with a satisfying crunch to get you and your kids minds refueled. It's easy to make and flexible for picky eaters. Focus on their favorite flavors and slowly add in a variety of fruit to introduce new flavors.
Turkey and Cheddar Roll-Ups
If you or your kids love lunch meat, get a healthy and lean option from your grocery store and combine it with a slice of cheddar cheese. Roll it up together, and you've got a quick snack or lunch that can be kept cold with a to-go ice pack that is just the right size for lunch boxes. If you're feeling inspired and want more flavor, add some lettuce to give it a boost of nutrition and extra crunch.
Whole Grain Bagel and Cream Cheese
A whole-grain bagel pairs well with cream cheese and provides valuable protein and calcium. If your kids aren't fond of bagels, turn the cream cheese into an innovative dip with the help of some sliced pineapple. The sweet flavor is subtle and gives the cheese more texture before spreading onto a crunchy, whole wheat cracker.
Homemade Energy Bites
Get your kids involved and make energy bites using oats, nut butter, and honey. Once your base is complete, you can add ingredients and mix-in some chia seeds, flaxseeds, or dark chocolate chips for a delicious, high-energy treat.
Veggie and Hummus Wrap
Help your kids get more potassium, dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, and other nutrients throughout the day with a veggie and hummus wrap. Choose veggies depending on the kind of texture your family likes best. A smear of tasty, zesty hummus on pita turns it into a nutritious meal.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
When the kids get home from school, slice up some sweet potatoes and fry them in your air fryer for a healthier way to enjoy their favorite snacks Add dipping sauces like honey or mustard, and your kids will stay full until dinnertime.
Guacamole and Whole Wheat Tortilla Chips
Gaucamole contains fiber, quality fats, and some protein to supercharge the afternoon. Pair with whole tortilla chips or as a dip for crackers. You can also add a sprinkle of our organic greens and mix it in for added nutrients at lunchtime.
Lunchbox Pasta Salad
There are plenty of pasta salads that can be turned into a lunchbox fan favorite. Think sesame chicken pasta salad and peperoni pasta salad to get started. An ice pack keeps this lunch or snack cool and can be devoured without the need to heat anything up.
Whether your kids go back to school in August or at the first hints of fall, seasonal smoothies are a hit at lunch or snack time. Think watermelon, strawberries, or pumpkin for a seasonally inspired treat. Add some whey protein powder to help fuel their brains for homework.
Nut Butter and Banana Sandwich
If your kids school allows nut butter, spread some almond or peanut butter on whole-grain bread and add banana slices. You can also substitute sunflower butter and add some guacamole for a nutritious and filling sandwich.
Dried Coconut and Chocolate
Dried coconut is packed with flavor, high-quality fats, fiber, and protein. If your kids enjoy dark chocolate, the antioxidants are a healthier way to enjoy this snack idea or dessert. Otherwise, a sprinkle of chocolate chips or shavings can sweeten up this snack and make it feel extra indulgent.
Healthy snacks and lunches don't have to be boring. You can even mix in a few indulgences while keeping its core centered around health. Ready to infuse more nutrition into you and your family's day? Start shopping for our supplements or comprehensive health programs to pick up organic greens, multivitamins, probiotics, and more.