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 a Manhattan-based culinary nutritionist, personal chef, professional recipe developer and food writer who specializes in simple gluten-free recipes for the home cook. Visit Amie on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest?and be sure to check out her food blog, The Healthy Apple.