So, I started working last week as a substitute teacher. It’s not a full-time teaching position, obviously. However, it’s a start and I am making money. Plus, I’m doing what I love – teaching in the classroom. One of the things that is important during school time is packing healthy lunches. Did you know that according to Wakefield Research for Dole Real Fruit Bites, 77% of women can’t get through a normal day without a snack? How about the fact that 73% of moms have eaten their child’s snack in a pinch? I think it’s time to consider these tips for packing a healthy lunch.
* Leverage last night’s leftovers. Add instant rice to leftover chicken or transform leftover steak into a hearty chili
* Share a smile. Cut sandwiches into different shapes with cookie cutters, or write a note on a napkin
* Camouflage healthy snacks. Dole Real Fruit Bites are made from real dried fruit, coated with yogurt and sprinkled with toasted whole grain oats – Kids won’t be trading this snack
* Keep it cool. Think outside the thermos, and try freezing a yogurt cup or a juice box
* Snack attack. Grab snacks for your desk drawer or purse so you can have a quick bite
You may recall the Dole Real Fruit Bites I reviewed earlier this year. They make for a great lunch add-in or snack. I have packed them for my own several times. They contain fruit, yogurt, and whole grain oats. They are a fabulously healthy addition to your day.
So, do you have any other tips for packing a nutritious lunch for your student (or yourself)?
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