It’s Back To School week on ABC’s Lowcountry Live. For Good Food Friday, I shared some tasty and convenient meal and snack ideas that kids can enjoy as they head back to school.
Start your day with a balanced breakfast
Some studies suggest that kids who start their day with a balanced breakfast perform better in school and are more likely to be at a healthy weight. You want a combination of fruit, whole grains, dairy as well as protein.
How to get your kids to eat more veggies
Nut or see butter goes great with your sliced veggies. I recommend sunflower seed butter because it is free of the top eight food allergens including peanuts, tree nuts and soy so it’s a school-friendly option.
How to get your kids to eat more fruit
Freeze-dried fruit snacks are a fun way to get kids to eat more fruit – essentially they are fruit chips! They are made with only one ingredient and that is the fruit itself – no added sugars.
Affordable and convenient snack options
Finally I shared some snacks that kids know and love – popcorn. 3 cups of air popped popcorn is equivalent to one serving of whole grains.