Healthy Lunch for Your Little Ones
If there’s one thing that can put a speed bump in a mama's morning routine, it’s making healthy lunch for the littles. It's easy to grab a boxed lunch and run, but we have some amazing tips on what to DEFINITELY include in your kid's lunch box from Stacey Weber, Owner and Chef of Eat:
Salad’s are so obvious! Get creative and sneaky healthy by adding fine chopped greens to family favorites like:
Quesadillas, grilled cheese, scrambled eggs, pizza and smoothies!
I like to buy the mixed power greens that contain dark leafy greens like baby kale, spinach and swiss chard. Green leafy veggies deliver so many vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants and may promote good vision, immune function, prevent cancer, regulate blood pressure, blood sugar and blood cholesterol.
Popcorn is the King of snack foods! Skip the microwave variety and make your own with an air popper, so fun for kids (and adults) of all ages! Add nutritional yeast and coconut oil for a seriously superfood-packed snack. (recipe)
Did you know: popcorn is a whole grain loaded with satisfying fiber and higher levels of antioxidants than some fruits and veggies?!
Milk is not the only way to load up on calcium. We all know the importance of calcium in our diets (especially kiddos!)… Did you know broccoli is a great source of calcium. I like to cut the rough outer part off the stem and cut the inner part into spears. Use them to as dippers in ranch, hummus or just eat plain. The stems contain more calcium, iron and vitamin C than the florets! They are super crunchy and yummy. Don’t toss them, enjoy them!!