Back to school! I can’t believe how fast this summer went and full of so many adventures, challenges and exciting changes! School can get pretty hectic with all our different schedules and after-school activities. Both Adi and I are in FULL hustle mode with our businesses and we still have a brand new house to fill up and make cozy and dreamy. During these often chaotic but fun times, I make nutrition a priority for all of us because it keeps us energized and happy all day long.
A full day at school means both my boys need lots of nourishing and energizing lunches and snacks to power them through the whole day. I love making a rainbow of options because the kids get excited at lunchtime and it also helps to build a foundation of healthy habits. Eat colors, not calories! Some lunches look like tons of snacks to make up a balanced meal. For example, we love doing bite-size veggies like carrots and edamame beans; a protein source such as turkey roll-ups with hummus, a hard-boiled egg, or falafel with tahini; an energizing treat like cacao or Perfect Bars (they make amazing kid sizes!); and fruit with my favorite Kite Hill almond milk yogurt which comes in all different flavors and loaded with active cultures for healthy metabolism!
Lunch Packing Tips:
Toss in lots of extra yummy snacks like Green Dream Superfood Trail Mix, puffs, or dried fruits like dried dragonfruit
Include protein, fiber, healthy crackers, a veggie, a fruit, + nuts or an energy bar
Get inspired by the combos below + have fun! Don’t get overwhelmed by it or make it a mindless chore—get creative with what’s in your kitchen + remember that food is our nourishment, our energy, and what keeps us and our kids growing + fueled up to accomplish our goals!
Here are some of my go-to combos! Let me know what you think!
Combo 1 -
Protein-rich cacao bar
Combo 2 -
Edamame (a boost of protein and fiber)
Nut Thins (my favorite cracker for dipping hummus)
Dried fruit (my kiddos love dragonfruit)
Combo 3 -
A sandwich made of gluten-free bread with Cacao Magic + almond/hazelnut butter (it creates an amazing, healthy Nutella-like spread)
Superfood mix (goji, golden berries, and mulberries are super yummy together!)
What are your go-to items for wholesome kid lunches? Share them with us on Instagram using #PhilosophieLove!