Healthy Back-to-School Lunch Ideas For Kids

photo credit: www.growingraw.comWow! Summer is gone! Went by in a flash and now the kids are headed back to school. Both of mine are headed out this time. Even my little guy so I’ll be making two lunches every night during the week. We all start off great for the first couple of weeks but then the kids start to get bored with the turkey sandwiches and peanut butter and jelly everyday. So I thought about some of the things I give my little ones to keep them healthy and interested in eating well and trying new things. This a guide for me to go back to also when I get caught in the rushing rut and need a few ideas on how to switch it up every now then. 😉

Childhood obesity is taking over and our children will have more health risks than we can ever imagine in our lifetime, if we don’t start taking control of what they’re consuming. “Over 17% of US children and teens are considered overweight,” says the CDC. They’re the first generation to possibly NOT out live their parents. This is devastating, they deserve more. They are our future and our children. They’re supposed to live better lives and have more opportunities than we do, but we’ve let busy lives take away our health. So I hope this guide helps us, parents feel a little better about what our kids are eating at school this year and hopefully the kids will love them even more!photo credit: www.freshhealthyvending.com

  • sprouted bread with sunflower butter and local honey
  • homemade granola
  • couscous with fruit salad and nuts
  • yogurt with cut fruit
  • humus with veggies or pita bread
  • whole grain wraps with chicken salad or turkey
  • cottage cheese with veggies
  • tuna fish or egg salad in a pita
  • Graham crackers with Nutella and banana slices
  • Ants on a log (celery with almond butter topped with raisins
  • Cream cheese and strawberry whole wheat sandwiches
  • harvest bowls- (quinoa, veggies or fruit)
  • homemade trail mixes
  • smoked salmon, tomato and avocado stacks
  • turkey sloppy joes
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Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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