Way too many studies have proven that what children eat at lunch and at snack time greatly contribute to their productivity in the classroom. If you have children, you are raising our future thought leaders, athletes, educators, entrepreneurs, entertainers, authors, doctors, public defenders, artists and financial planners. Let’s give them food made with love and not with chemicals.
Here are several ideas. . .
Grab these babies while they are still in season. I bought a bag of 15 from Trader Joe’s for next to nothing. Throw three of ‘em in a sandwich bag and help your kids fight icky germs and improve their concentration at the same time.
Keep their vision sharp with a snack bag of strawberries. The kids only need about 3 or 4 strawberries to reap the delicious benefits.
Yes, some popcorn is loaded with an insane amount of salt and preservatives, but the Organic Olive Oil popcorn from Trader Joe’s (I shop there for everything if you can’t already tell) is only about $1.99 and contains natural ingredients (no, seriously).
Cherry Tomatoes & Guacamole:
Okay, YUM! Besides being delicious, this snack is nutritious. It contains good fats and skin softening vitamins that will keep your child cute by the time picture day rolls around. HA! You can buy the individually packaged guac from T_a___ J_e's. :-)
These promote digestive health! You know I'm a stickler for regularity. It's VERY important for kids and adults to release. A constipated kid is a miserable kid. #NoTummyAchesThisSchoolYear
Nuts are a snack that you can take anywhere and enjoy . . .unless your child has a peanut allergy. . .yikes! They are totally portable and convenient for a quick energy boost.
Fave. They are high in fiber and add a sweet note to your child’s afternoon. My favorite peanut butter and chocolate Larabar tastes like a decadent dessert, but it’s really a nutrient dense snack.
Happy Snackin'! Don't forget to take some of these with you to work. . .