Thursday, September 3, 2015
First, let me start off by saying school is officially underway here. My kids started yesterday and they are off and running. it's funny how even after a long Summer, they get back into it quickly. They're both pretty excited about the upcoming year but things don't really get moving until next week. A lot of activities don't start until after Labor Day. This year, my Back to School series will focus on things to make your lives better, easier and healthier. I realize a lot of you have been back to school for a while now but I'm hoping these tips will still be useful!
Today I want to talk about school snacks and lunches. I know what you thinking, "you and every other blogger with kids this time of year". While that may be the case, I know the value of fueling my children throughout the day with food that is healthy, satisfying and energizing. Since I volunteer a lot, I often see snacks that make me want to cringe. In general, anything that leaves your fingers with a neon orange glow probably isn't the best choice. I know it's hard as a parent, that struggle to keep your kids happy while still choosing a lunch or snack that's healthy. That being said, I do realize that this is no longer the 70s, the food revolution of sorts has been started, I'd say within the last 10-15 years to really help kids eat healthier. Even with that focus, the childhood obesity epidemic is a real problem in the United States. Over the next few weeks, I'm excited to showcase a few of our favorite snacks and lunchbox ideas that help to keep kids fueled and satisfied!
I'm certainly not re-creating the wheel here but I'm excited to bring you some of the things that work for us. I'll also be introducing you to a few brands you may already know but they are ones that I have recently discovered and I'm excited about adding into the mix this year! There might even be a giveaway thrown in! Even if you know a lot about healthy and nutrition, you can still learn more, try new recipes and add a new color on your plate! I also read A LOT! One great resource is the internet and blogs like Healthy Appetites! Alyssa is a certified health coach and a wonderful resource! Sign up for her newsletter for information, recipes and tips! There's always room for more information!
With that being said, I sincerely hope you'll join me. We're all in this together!