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
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)
Green Inspired Quinoa Salad
Raw Pad Thai
Miso soup with vegetables
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.
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