Back to School Recipes and Kids Nutrition

As the kids go back to school and work quickly falls back into its rapid pace, here are some nutritional lunchbox tips for the kids – and you!

1. Smoothies | Start the day off right with a healthy and satisfying fruit smoothie! Add blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, mango, banana, yogurt, honey, milk/soy – blend!

2. H20 | Don’t forget about the most important thing to carry with you all day – your water!

3. Whole Wheat Pasta Salad | Healthier, lighter and more flavorful than enriched wheat pasta. Toss with spinach, chick peas, feta, and a dash of lemon juice and olive oil. Very filling and keeps well.

4. Trail Mix | Flax seeds, almonds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, dried fruit, and semi-sweet dark chocolate chips. Fill small tupper-ware containers so you can “go-green” at the same time! Trail mix is a great way to increase your intake of protein and fiber, and many trace minerals including zinc, magnesium, manganese, and copper.

5. Protein Pancakes | A great recipe to start the day!
3 Tbs Ground Flax
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1Tbsp Cocoa
1 C Ground Almonds
1/4 Cup Whey Protein Powder
1 Tbs Honey
3 Egg Whites
1/2 C Soymilk
1/2 Cup Blueberries

Place all ingredients except blueberries in blender, blend until smooth. Mix in the blueberries and cook in frying pan or pancake griddle on med/low heat until light golden colour. Top with yogurt and stewed raspberries!!

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