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    Packing Healthy Lunches for You and Your Family

    Mar 18, 2018 10:37:00 AM Jessica Rudloff, Personal Trainer Nutrition, Child Development

    In our last post we talked about winning the breakfast battle. Hopefully, you've mastered that and are ready to perfect lunch prep! Brown bagging lunch for students, and yourself, is almost always the healthiest option to refuel for the afternoon.  We can make this process hassle free and a 15-minute piece of an evening or morning routine. Personal Trainer Jessica Rudloff shares a quick, easy, and super healthy way to conquer packing lunches.

    STEP 1: PURCHASE A SECTIONAL LUNCH CONTAINER.

    Lunch Boxes

    These ones are fun!

    STEP 2: INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE SERVING OF EACH: VEGETABLE, FRUIT, CARBOHYDRATE AND PROTEIN.

    This strategy will follow the MyPlate recommendations and provide a nutrient dense meal to power through the day.

    STEP 3: SKIP THE JUICE BOX!

    Even those juices that are 100% juice are high in sugar.  To avoid a spike in your child’s blood sugar and a potential energy crash an hour after, pack a water bottle or a Horizon Organic Milk box.

    TIME TO PACK!

    These choices are easy to throw into a lunch box and can be packed the night before.  Combine these choices to your taste buds desire!

    Pick 1 Veggie

    • Green and Red Pepper Slices
    • Carrots
    • Cucumbers
    • Cherry Tomatoes

    Pick 1 Fruit

    • Apple Slices
    • Banana
    • Grapes
    • Strawberries
    • Clementine

    Pick 1 Grain (Carbohydrate)

    • Triscuit Crackers
    • Whole wheat bread
    • Pita wedges

    Pick 2 Proteins

    • Hummus
    • Peanut Butter
    • Cheddar Cheese (or others)
    • Deli Meat
    • Almonds

    VOILA!  LUNCH IS SERVED!