Saturday, August 24, 2013

TIP of the WEEK: Lunch Box Snack Ideas


Lots of questions coming my way over the past few weeks about snack ideas for back to school. Most snacks will fall into the 100-300 calorie range. Here are some ideas for back to school lunch boxes:
  • 1. One cup of high fiber cereal. Be sure to couple this with at least 6 ounces of fluid to avoid constipation.
  • 2. One ounce of almonds ( about 25 ).
  • 3. 12-15 grapes ( freeze grapes for sweeter taste and more appealing texture for tactile sensitive kids).
  • 4. Berries mixed with one serving of yogurt.
  • 5. Two ounce serving of tuna, chicken or salmon. Extra protein is a great way to ward off the   afternoon fatigue so frequently seen in our kids.
  • 6. 12 mini pretzels with a tablespoon of almond butter.
  • 7. 10 multi grain crackers with a tablespoon of light ricotta cheese.
  • 8. Three cups of air popped popcorn ( you can make this more interesting with very few added calories by adding unsweetened cocoa powder).
  • 9. Two small oranges and a small handful of walnuts.
  • 10. Vita top chocolate muffin tops. These are a huge hit with the kids as they have a great chocolate taste. They also have the added benefit of 9 grams of fiber.
Snack time is an important break in our kids day. With kids on fewer calories than their typical peers, it is important to use each calorie wisely.


Submitted by:
Patrice Carroll
Manager of PWS Services

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