•Peanut butter and banana tortilla rolls - healthy protein and fat source paired with a whole grain and a fruit adds a twist to the standard PBJ
•Fresh fruit smoothie with raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and spinach. Adding Greek yogurt will boost protein. Nutrient rich and fiber packed to give your child satiety.
•Look for cereals and oatmeal with at least 3 grams of fiber. Top off with fresh fruit and low-fat milk.
•Instead of the standard sandwich, try packing a variety of smaller options in small baggies or multiple compartment tupperware.
•Pack a protein source- lean deli meat wrapped around a cheese stick, yogurt cups, nuts, peanut butter and whole grain crackers
•Easy to eat and pack fresh fruit and vegetables should be included- apple slices, dried fruit, bananas, veggies such as carrots, sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, and edamame
•Beverage- water bottle (can be frozen to keep food cold), low-fat milk, soy milk or almond milk
•Offer a dessert! Dark chocolate squares, homemade trail mix, yogurt covered raisins, chocolate covered strawberries, low-fat pudding cup
After School Snack Ideas
•Peanut butter with apple slices or celery sticks
•Nature Valley with Protein bars
•Greek yogurt topped with granola or fresh fruit
•Fresh fruit with cheese stick