Back to School Nutrition & Healthy After School Snacks
With Jill Melton, Relish Magazine
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Fuel for School
‘Back to School’ presents new meal challenges as breakfast is rushed, lunch requires packing (and forethought) and kids are ravenous by the time they get home. It’s important for parents to instill healthy eating habits in their kids without forcing it upon them. There are creative ways to integrate fruits, whole grains, and vitamins into their diet without causing a fuss. From on-the-go smoothies and snack bags to nutritious and yummy after school treats, these recipes are kid tested and mother approved.
Melton stresses that food intake is directly related to brain function, academic performance, and energy levels! So get the kids involved in the kitchen and see the difference!
Healthy Recipe Ideas
‘Super Sonic Smoothie’ – Simply blend the following ingredients together…
- Dole frozen berries
- Tropicana orange juice
- Low-fat yogurt (vanilla is recommended!)
‘Life Parfait’ – Layer vanilla yogurt, sliced strawberries, and Life cereal in a parfait glass until full.
‘Roll-It-Up Pinwheels’ – Blend and spread the following ingredients on a tortilla, roll up, and slice into bite-size pinwheels…
- Dole frozen blueberries
- Low-fat cream cheese
- Fresh flour tortilla
‘Savory Baked Snack’ – Mix and bake the following ingredients for 10 minutes at 350
- Life cereal
- Hot sauce
- Garlic powderButter