We are living in a fast paced world. Work, bills to pay, soccer practice for the kids, birthdays…it never ends. Usually when it come to packing a school lunch for your child, you reach for whatever is closest to you in the fridge.
Well this article from Kaiser Permanente has eight great foods that do not take a lot of prep time, are healthy and most likely will be enjoyed by your child. These are Superfoods! Any food that’s packed with nutrients is a superfood. That means even a few little bites can have big health benefits for children’s bodies and brains.
- What makes them super? Berries have high levels of antioxidants, especially vitamin C, which can help keep kids from getting sick.
- Serving ideas: Mix berries into a bowl of oatmeal or yogurt, toss into a salad, or serve a handful as a snack. You can also blend with veggies and seeds for a tasty smoothie.
- What makes them super? Eggs are a great source of protein, which can help keep children feeling full longer. The yolks contain iron — good for brain function — and lecithin, a substance that contributes to memory and concentration.
- Serving ideas: Pack a hard-boiled egg for a midday snack, or scramble with your child’s favorite veggies for breakfast.