Healthy Snack and Lunch Ideas

Feeding your kids the right fuel will boost their mood, energy and focus – making the school day more enjoyable for everyone!

Here are a few tips for making mealtime healthy and happy:

  • Whenever possible use whole, fresh foods (the less processed and packaged the better)
  • Keep it colourful (colour= fantastic phytonutrients)
  • Try something new – how about a smoothie or a wrap instead of a sandwich?
  • Get creative – choose fun containers, invent silly names, cut out shapes, write a note for the lunchbag
  • Invite your kids to participate in the planning and preparation of their meals
  • Chat about the great things healthy foods can do for our bodies and lead by example

Lunches:

Chicken salad lettuce wraps

Monkey sandwich (banana and sunflower seed butter rolled up in a wrap or collard green)

Sweet n’ Green smoothies (fruit + veg + protein source)

Turkey chili

Taco salad

Green Inspired Quinoa Salad

Raw Pad Thai

Miso soup with vegetables

Snacks:

Sweet potato fries + hummus

Bean chips + guacamole

Cucumber + avocado slices

Apple + cheese slices

Chocolate avocado pudding

* visit an in-store nutritionist or peruse our book section for more inspiration

Quick and Delicious Chicken Salad

leftover chicken, finely chopped

1 tbsp tahini or Dijon mustard (for each cup of chicken)

a few bread and butter pickles, finely chopped

a drizzle of pickle juice

sea salt + freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Optional add ins: finely chopped carrots, celery, cucumber, and/or green onions

Mash all the ingredients together and enjoy with veggie sticks, on top of salad, in a wrap.

Tip:

Pickles and their juice are an easy flavour booster. But did you know that many popular pickle brands contain a preservative called FD&C Yellow #5 (tartrazine)? Keep your lunch clean. Check out our organic pickles, they’re chemical free!


By Kate McMurray Certified Holistic Nutritionist