It’s back-to-school time, and you know what that means””lots of unwanted sugary snacks and processed foods end up in the classroom and in your brown paper bag. But no need to worry. Packing a wholesome lunch will make it easier for your child to eat healthier throughout the day.
When packing a lunch, be sure to include nourishing and satisfying snacks and foods with healthy fats, whole grains, produce and lean proteins.
Try a brown rice cake topped with almond butter, a sprinkle of chia seeds and pear slices for a snack, or whip up an easy egg salad for lunch using Greek plain yogurt, hummus, eggs, fresh cilantro, sea salt and pepper. This delicious egg salad can be enjoyed atop a bed of greens or stuffed inside a whole grain pita with a side of fresh fruit, such as an apple.
Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is the Editor-in-Chief of TheHealthyApple.com; she is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free “˜Clean’ recipes using whole foods. Amie recently healed herself from six years of chronic pain, exhausting every doctor in the country and Mayo Clinic; she shares her story of how Clean Eating saved her life and inspires you to Clean up your food, too. Amie lives in Manhattan, NYC where she cooks for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, fresh food. Visit Amie on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest; she’d love to hear from you!