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Healthy Snacks, Breakfasts and Lunches for School

It is that back to school time of year again and I always need new inspiration for making sure the kids have a good variety of healthy meals and snacks to get them through their day.  I like to have at least 10 to rotate in a 2 week period to give variety.  Whenever possible I get the kids involved in making their snacks and lunches for school.

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Snacks

  1. Dried Apricots or Mangos (sulfate free, if in Utah Natural Good Earth has the best ones in bulk) and Almonds or if nut free Pumpkin Seeds or Sunflower Seeds
  2. Mary Gone Crackers and Cheese Slices – Daiya Cheese Slice if Dairy Free
  3. Green, Black or Greek Olives and Pumpkin Seeds
  4. Berries  (Blackberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Huckleberries, Red Currents) and Sunflower Seeds
  5. Cultured Veggies (that link is our favorite blend but you can get them at the store or go to recipe index for more recipes) and Organic Tortilla Chips or Crackers
  6. Applegate Turkey Pepperoni and Simple Crackers ( we love the rosemary sea salt ones)
  7. Boiled Egg and Artichoke Hearts or Olives ( my oldest likes some mild jalopenos in hers too)
  8. Veggies (cucumbers, carrots, peppers, celery, jicama, cherry tomatoes) and Hummus, Guacamole or Dip your kids like.
  9. Pretzels (we use Quinn’s or Mary Gone Crackers for GF) and Hummus or we also do Turkey Sticks
  10. Organic Popcorn and Berries or Fruit
  11. Granola and Yogurt (coconut yogurt if DF)
  12. Veggies and Cottage Cheese
  13. Seaweed Snacks and Popcorn
  14. Avocado Oh avocado oh6
  15. Pomegranite (when in season) with cacao chips

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Lunches

  1. 1/2 avocado with lemon and sea salt, spinach with pumpkin seeds, mct oil and sea salt, Mary Gone Crackers with cream cheese or a dairy free cream cheese, cut up fruit, I like to put one something in the middle when I use this Planetbox lunchbox.  Here I put a dried apricot. Lunch
  2. Soup with shredded cheese or Daiya cheese with crackers and some veggies – Each kid has their soup they will eat.  My one loves Amy’s Chicken and Stars Soup and my other with allergies loves Amy’s Tomato soup or a Split Pea Soup.
  3. Adelles Chicken Apple Sausage cut up and put in thermos with or without steamed peas with coconut oil (my one daughter loves the peas my other won’t eat them.  I give them each 1 and 1/2 sausages, fruit and spinach salad
  4. Veggie, Turkey or Chicken Sandwich, cut up cucumbers and carrots and sweet potato chips or Veggie Booty
  5. Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels – tortilla, gf if needed, cream cheese spread all over (we use dairy free cream cheese from Kite Hill), red peppers sliced, orange peppers sliced, yellow peppers sliced, baby spinach leaves, purple cabbage shredded.  Lay out in order of the rainbow and roll, cut up like sushi! veggie sushi
  6. Pasta Dish – We either do a pasta salad with gluten free pasta, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, turkey pepperoni and Braggs Italian Dressing in a tupperware bowl or Spaghetti with Homemade Grass Fed Beef Meatballs in the thermos.
  7. Wraps either veggie or turkey with cheese or daiya cheese and lettuce, cucumbers and Follow Your Heart Ranch.
  8. Peach Sushi, Mango Sushi, Cucumber Sushi or Avocado Sushi with Organic Tamari, Salad with Healthy Version of Benihanna Salad Dressing Peach Sushi
  9. Potstickers (we get GF), Rice, Salad
  10. Taquitos, Guacomole, Salsa and Sliced Cucumbers
  11. Tostada with refried beans, shredded cheese or daiya cheese, tomato, lettuce and salsa
  12. Solstice Tacos
  13. Chicken Nuggets (Applegate GF) – Olives and Veggies
  14. Hillary’s Veggie Burger on bread or alone with salad, veggies and fruit

Breakfasts

  1. 1/2 Avocado topped with egg overeasy fried in coconut oil, 1 TBSP cultured veggies, 1 TBSP pumpkin seeds, a couple spinach leaves torn up, 1 seaweed Mary Gone Cracker crumbled up and himalayan sea salt.
  2. Waffles (make ahead and freeze) with Berries (we love our frozen huckleberries, red currents and black currents for this), Brown Sugar and Maple Syrup with a couple Pecans on top.
  3. Miso Soup, Rice and Peas and Tamago
  4. Oatmeal Bar – We call it Keely’s Muesli Mix
  5. Berry Smoothie – 8 oz water, 1 TBSP Lacuma, 1 TBSP Flax Seed, 1 TBSP Hemp Seed,  Handful Spinach or Kale, 1/2 cup Frozen Berries and Vanilla or Chocolate Healthforce Nutritionals Warrior Plant Based Superfood Protein Powder with a side of Chicken Sausage or Toast.
  6. Avocado Toast with sea salt, MCT oil drizzled on top(could use avocado oil or coconut oil here too), red pepper flakes optional and cottage cheese optional if eating dairy.
  7. Breakfast Burritos – Make ahead of time.  Tortillas (we use Rudy’s GF or a couple other brands), scrambled eggs with cheese or daiya cheese and chicken sausage.  Wrap up and freeze.  I take out the day before and put in fridge, stick in oven and heat up until hot through out.
  8. Egg, Chicken Sausage Patty, Muffin (we use gluten free ones from New Grains) with melted cheese or daiya on top.
  9. Organic Polenta, Sausage, Egg and Toast
  10. Savory and Sweet Superfood Fondue

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