Many parents have asked, "What on earth do I feed my child while at school?" Well, we strive to teach our children to eat healthy, but sometimes having the time to prepare those foods and snacks seem to be more difficult. Here are some suggestions:
To get more information on servings of healthy choices please visit www.choosemyplate.gov/
1st : Plan out for the week morning snacks, afternoon snacks and lunches.
2nd: Buy in bulk and buy snack baggies.
3rd: Put portioned amounts into those baggies to help you or the child to just grab and go!
Snack and Side Dish Suggestions:
Baby Carrots and Ranch Dressing
Celery with Cream Cheese
Vegetable Medley of Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery and Carrots with Ranch or Hummus
Cottage Cheese and Peaches
Grapes: Limit to 20 due to sugar content.
Apples: Cut up
Raisins: Yogurt covered or plain
Strawberries, Blueberries and Blackberries alone or with yogurt cups.
Halo or Cutie Oranges
Cut up melons
Applesauce: cups or squeezable
Belvita Crackers: Apples, Cinnamon, Blueberry
Tuna or Chicken Salad and Crackers
Rolled up lunch meat and cheese slice
Ham, Bologna, Roast Beef, Turkey and cheese sandwiches
Grilled Cheese, Pizza Rolls, Chicken Nuggets, Egg Rolls, Fish Sticks, etc....
Hot Dogs or Corn Dogs (whole or cut-up)
Mac and Cheese
Heated leftovers in a Thermos stays warm for up to 6 hours!