Now that you have your menu, go shopping and stock up with the ingredients that you need to pack your child’s lunch. Don’t forget to pack healthy sides like fresh fruit, cut up vegetables, and whole grain crackers. I think it is very important to give kids options. Just like you, they just may not be in the mood for a certain food on a certain day. Sometimes my kids will devour their lunches, other days they just pick at the finger foods. So make sure they have healthy options to choose from that way you can rest assured that they are at least eating something nourishing.
Stay tuned, for in the following weeks I will be including healthy meal and snack ideas.
Corinna Maggy is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist offering private personal training, classes, and weight management programs. She can be reached at 605-3549 or firstname.lastname@example.org.