Amp up the power of your kid’s lunch-box treats with these power packed additions:
Note: Packing moist towelettes in your child’s lunch box will remind them to wash their hands before eating.
Baby Baked Eggs and Potatoes
These are best eaten warm or room-temperature, so pack in a thermos type container. Choose medium-sized potatoes to allow room for the egg.
Awesome Oatmeal Bars
Oatmeal bars are the perfect snack for kids on the run, but why bake your own when the stores are full of them? Well, our scrumptious version is lower in calories and sodium than most supermarket bars.
Wicked-Good Pizza Muffins
These calcium-rich muffins freeze well, can be packed in a lunch box straight from the freezer and will thaw by afternoon recess.
Scrambled Egg “Cupcakes”
You can vary these wholesome, bite-size snacks by adding your child’s favourite veggies to the mix barely cooked chopped broccoli, diced sweet red pepper or thawed frozen peas are all good choices. If you don’t have a mini muffin pan, use a regular muffin pan, divide the egg mixture among 6 cups and bake for 20 minutes.
This shake is ideal for kids on the go and too-cool-for-lunch teens. Ground flaxseed, a source of healthy Omega-3 fatty acids is available in the health-food or bulk section of most large supermarkets. Frozen mango chunks can be substituted for fresh; just toss into the blender from the freezer.