Thursday, August 26, 2010

Healthy Snacks and Desserts to Pack in Your Kid's Lunch

No kid wants to open their lunch box and discover a bag of celery, and an apple for dessert. We know how important it is for them to get the vitamins and nutrients that fruits and vegetables provide, but we also know how hard it is to get them to eat fruits and veggies, especially when they're not under your watch!

Here are a few ways you can sneak in some healthy snacks and desserts.

Whole grain crackers with cheese - Laughing Cow Light Wedges are fun and tasty when paired up with their favorite crackers.
Rice cakes and a banana - they won't mind this healthy snack, especially if you pack along some peanut butter in an extra container.
Fruit kebabs - You'd be surprised what your kids are willing to eat as long as it looks fun. Just make sure they ends of the kebabs aren't sharp :)
Trail Mix - The combination of oats, nuts, and raisins will keep them happy and satisfied.

Fruit "ice cream" - if you have a juicer, juice up any good combination of fruits and freeze in a container with a lid. It makes a great substitute for ice cream, and will stay mostly frozen if you add in an ice pack.
Carrot Cake - A perfect way of sneaking in those veggies, without them having a clue!
Zucchini Bread - Delicious and nutritious! Especially if you've made it from scratch!

Hopefully these ideas will get the ball rolling as the new school year comes around :)
Have a great weekend!

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