Foodie Friday: Healthy Lunch Ideas For Kids (plus free printable!)

#FoodieFriday- Healthy Lunch Ideas For Kids (plus free printable!) from Beeyoutiful.com

Heading back to school with healthy food can be a challenge for any parent. Here are some of our favorite ideas to make that daily task a little easier.

1. Turkey and cheese roll ups

Layer nitrate-free turkey slices with raw cheddar cheese and roll up. Bonus: add a slice of avocado for additional healthy fats.

2. Smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to add nutrients to a lunch! You can sneak fruit, vegetables, kefir, and superfoods such as beet root powder and Vitamin C powder into the blend and no one will even notice. We also add things like Liquid SuperKids, Kelp Powder, and Slippery Elm Bark Powder. If you are packing a lunch ahead of time, you can freeze the smoothies the night before and use is as an ice pack as they thaw in time for lunch!

#FoodieFriday- Healthy Lunch Ideas For Kids (plus free printable!) from Beeyoutiful.com 3. Kefir Ranch Dip and Veggies

Incorporating kefir into favorite recipes is a great way to get some raw cultures into your littles.

  • 2 cups kefir or plain yogurt (preferably homemade)
  • 2 tsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 fresh garlic clove, minced
  • 1½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

Mix together and serve with sliced raw veggies such as bell peppers, cucumbers, and carrots.

4. Add a color

Pack a variety of colors in fruit and vegetables to get a variety of nutrients. This broadens the array of nutrients available, and helps get your kids used to eating a variety of foods.

5. Use leftovers

Reheat yummy food from dinner the night before– nutrient-dense stews and soups are especially suitable– and pack in a thermos to keep warm until lunchtime.

6. Boost with herbs

Add a boost to all your stews and soups by adding 1/4 cup Astragalus to your broths (strain before using broth). Then use Turmeric Powder to season soups and stews for added yumminess and immune-boosting support.

7. Herbal Tea

Instead of sugary drinks or juices, send stevia-sweetened herbal teas! Beeyoutiful’s Immuni-Tea is an excellent selection to use for lunchbox hydration. Kid favorites also include Lemon Balm, Hibiscus, Rosehips, and Peppermint. You can even blend in some less flavorful but power-packed herbs for added nutrients.

Help your kids build healthy habits with our fun printable checklist. Get yours by clicking below!

Give me my free healthy habit checklist!

 CORRECTION: Checklist should recommend ½ ounce of water per pound of body weight, NOT 2 ounces. We apologize for the error!

Healthy Habits Checklist for Kids from Beeyoutiful.com

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