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Go Back to School Healthy!

Posted on September 13, 2017

Healthy eating and staying active will help your child do well in school and on the playground.

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas:              

  • Pack simple sandwiches – Try a turkey sandwich with whole wheat bread, lettuce, and tomatoes. It has lots of fiber and protein, so it’s very filling.
  • Snack healthy – Packs fruits, granola bars, low-fat string cheese, or pretzels. Try not to pack sweets like cake, cookies, or chips.
  • Stick to whole grains – Whole grain bread has twice the vitamins and nutrients as white bread. It tastes just as good too!
  • Choose water or seltzer – This helps your child stay hydrated. Stay away from sugary sodas and juices. Also try low fat milk. It’s tasty and helps make your child’s bones stronger.

Stay Active:

  • Play outside – Kick the soccer ball around the park for 20 minutes. Also play other sports like baseball or football. It’s a great way to get the heart rate up!
  • Be active together – Take a family bike ride or rollerblade around the neighborhood or in a park. This way, parents can get fit too!
  • Dance – Play some music and have a dance party in your living room. Your child won’t even know that they are working out.
  • Go swimming – Go to an indoor or outdoor pool with your child. It’s a fun way to work out with the whole family.

Chicken Avocado Roll-ups (8 servings) 

You’ll Need:

2 avocados, cubed
1 lime, juiced
2 cups shredded chicken
1 bell pepper, chopped
½ red onion, chopped
½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 Tablespoon light sour cream
2 Tablespoons finely chopped chives
4 large flour tortillas

     To make:

  1. Mash avocados and lime juice together in a large bowl.
  2. Add next seven ingredients.
  3. Spread a thin layer of the mix onto a large tortilla.
  4. Leave a small border around the edge. Roll the tortilla up tightly.
  5. Cut off the edges and slice into 1” rolls.
  6. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  7. Serve cold.