Summer is just about over and I know that many of you are starting to prepare for the beginning of the school year! I decided that I would share some of my past posts as well as some new tips on getting your kids ready for a healthy new school year!
Back-to-school tips… MAKE YOUR OWN HEALTHY SNACKS
Snacking is a big part of your child’s school day and providing healthy snacks can help children stay focused and energized throughout the day.
Here is how you can make your own sliced apple or pear snack bags. I also provided two links that I like for healthy and easy snack ideas.
Make your own sliced apple or pear snack bags!
Start by slicing apples or pears and then soak them in one of these solutions for 5 minutes. Citric acid is the key ingredient because it helps prevent oxidization (browning).
- Soak them in a bowl of cold lemon water. This is better than squeezing the lemon juice directly on the fruit. Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice per 1 cup of water.
- Soak them in pineapple juice or a combo of pineapple and lemon juice. Use 1 tablespoon lemon juice per cup of pineapple juice.
Divide into snack size portions and store in Ziploc bags in the fridge. Make sure you squeeze as much air out of the bag as possible before sealing it.
Here are two helpful links on healthy snacks…
Make Your Own Snacks Packs
101 Easy Gluten-Free, Grain-Free Snack Ideas for Kids (and Parents)
Here are some helpful back-to-school resources for making this school year healthy for your child!
IT’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL TIME! ARE YOU READY?
GETTING READY FOR “BACK-TO-SCHOOL”
TOP 5 LUNCH FOODS FOR YOUR KIDS
25 Best Back to School Lunches from Remodelaholic
Have any tips to share? Please do!