Is it back to school time already?
Whether you have little ones or teenagers in school, you might be worried about the quality of school lunches. Or maybe you’re a college student who doesn’t want to gain the dreaded “freshman fifteen.”
That’s it. fruit snack bars make a great, healthy addition to a lunch box or backpack.
Here are some other nutritious ideas for on the go snacks and lunches:
- Almonds or mixed nuts
- Low fat string cheese
- Natural nut butters (almond, peanut, cashew)
- Chicken or turkey sandwiches with pickles or sliced cucumbers
- Cut up veggies (baby carrots, celery, broccoli, snow peas, etc.) with low-fat ranch or hummus
- Low fat or soy yogurt
- Natural juice with no sugar added
- Wraps made with whole wheat tortillas
- Rice balls with nori (seaweed)
- Kale chips (easy to make at home – just add soy sauce or other flavoring and bake!)
- Low fat or veggie cheese, cucumber slices, tomato, sprouts and avocado sandwiches or wraps
- Low fat cottage cheese
- Hard boiled eggs
- Whole wheat pretzels
- Unsweetened applesauce
- Air popped popcorn
- Grilled chicken strips with honey mustard dressing
- Ants on a log (celery, natural peanut butter and raisins)
What other snacks have you found to put in your kids (or your own) lunches?