What about benefits? A week of healthy, easy school lunches

As students return to school, many parents are getting back into the groove of packing lunches for their kids each day. A Healthier Michigan has provided some great ideas for snacks and lunches to keep kids healthy and energized for learning.
 
Healthy Snacks

  • Apple slices and nut butter
  • Unsalted trail mix
  • Smoothies, to incorporate calcium, fruits and veggies
  • Fruit and yogurt
  • Whole wheat toast with nut butter and bananas
  • Hummus and veggies
  • Veggie and hummus pinwheels

Balanced Lunches

  • Healthier Lunchable – English muffin pizzas with marinara, veggies, cheese and a side fruit, with milk
  • Taco Tuesday – Two-ingredient slow cooker salsa chicken with veggies, cheese and street tacos and a side fruit, with milk
  • Mediterranean Wrap – Whole wheat pita with grilled chicken and veggies and a side fruit, with milk.
  • Stuffed Cucumber Bites – Cucumbers filled with tuna salad or flavored tuna packs with pasta salad and fruit skewers, with milk
  • Mexican Pinwheels – A vegetarian wrap filled with veggies and black beans, with a side of salsa for dip. Served with mixed fruit and milk

Check out the article “A Week of Healthy, Easy School Lunches” for more helpful details and pictures. Also visit A Healthier Michigan for other helpful articles on how to get and stay healthy.