09 Sep Tip 11- Can Eating The Right Lunch Help Your Kids Do Better In School?
- Protein can help your kids to stay focused (i.e., hard boiled eggs, hummus, sliced lean meat, string cheese, and low sodium turkey jerky).
- Veggies/fruits provide vitamins and fiber, which help balance blood sugar levels (keeping moods stable) and offer some protection from diabetes (i.e., sliced red bell pepper, sliced cukes, and cherry tomatoes).
- Carbohydrates are the long-term fuel that keeps kids running all day long (i.e., whole grain crackers, English muffins and tortillas, but try to avoid anything white).
Today’s tip: Try the guaranteed kid lovin’ sandwich wraps…
Peanut Butter Rolls:
Ingredients- Flour tortillas (high fiber), peanut butter, jelly, raisins (optional).
Prep: Spread peanut butter and jelly on tortilla. Sprinkle with raisins. Roll up tortilla.
Turkey Roll with an attitude:
Ingredients- Flour tortilla (high fiber), lettuce, tomato wedges, 3 slices of turkey, 1 slice cheese, lite mayo or cream cheese, baked potato chips or pop chips.
Prep: Spread mayo or cream cheese onto flour tortilla. Layer lettuce, tomato wedges, turkey and cheese down the center of the tortilla. Top with chips. Roll and fold the filled tortilla.