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The back-to-school season is upon us, we’ve got the perfect lunch options to have an A+ day! Packing lunches can be simple, inexpensive, and even fun! It can also be a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen and teach them about nutrition!  Let’s get to work!

Start with protein!

Lean protein is important for maintaining, and building muscles, organs, and immune system. Here are some ideas for packable healthy proteins:

  • Chicken breast
  • Lean ground turkey, chicken, or ground beef
  • Turkey sausage
  • Cottage cheese
  • String cheese
  • Hard boiled eggs

Add in some fat!

Healthy fats are essential in brain function and a healthy nervous system. Here are some ideas for packable fats:

  • Avocado
  • Nut butter
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Nuts

Carbs are not the enemy!

Healthy carbohydrates are important in stabilizing blood sugar, and sustainable energy levels. Complex carbs are also rich in fiber, which helps digestive system function. Here are some ideas for packable healthy proteins:

  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Quinoa
  • Ezekiel Wraps & Breads
  • Old Fashioned oats
  • Beans/legumes

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