Planning and Shopping for a Week's Worth of Healthy Lunches
Teaching kids to eat healthfully starts with smart shopping.
This can be a tough aisle with all the options out there: a zillion potato chips, pizza-flavored tortilla chips and sugar-laden cookies and bars—with new ones filling the shelves every day. Weeding out the good from the bad is a challenge but here are some tips to get you started:
Go for baked instead of fried potato chips or corn chips.
Limit portion size—a 1-ounce portion is plenty.
Avoid trans fats—you’ll find it on the nutrition label.
Chose whole-wheat pretzels or crackers over non-whole-grain varieties.
Grab some all-natural granola bars as well; look for ones that contain whole grains, nuts, seeds and pieces of dried fruit.
Connect With Us
Poll of the week
- Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans (189 comments)
- Chilaquiles Casserole (103 comments)
- Hamburger Buddy (100 comments)
- Bev's Chocolate Chip Cookies (87 comments)
- Balsamic & Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower (74 comments)
- Easy Salmon Cakes (73 comments)
- Broccoli-Cheese Chowder (72 comments)
- Mini Mushroom-&-Sausage Quiches (63 comments)
- Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Creamy Chive Sauce (58 comments)
- Beef & Bean Chile Verde (52 comments)