September has arrived, which means back to school for kids! Getting back into the groove of the school year means restarting your weekly routine, which usually includes packing lunches for your children. Get creative this year with these healthy recipes:
On a large whole wheat tortilla, add ½ C organic shredded cheddar cheese (or try Emborg’s vegan option!), 2 oz of grilled chicken (or swap to black beans for a vegan option), ¼ C chopped organic tomatoes, ¼ C chopped organic red peppers and 2 tbsp. chopped organic red onions on one half. Fold the tortilla in half and cook in a pan on medium heat on both sides until the tortilla begins to brown and the cheese melts. Cut into 4 slices and serve with slices of avocado, organic salsa and Greek yogurt.
TURKEY LUNCH KABOB:
Build some skewers with flavours your kids will enjoy! On a plastic skewer, add 1 piece of cooked organic turkey (cubed), 1 piece of organic apple, 1 piece of cubed organic cheddar cheese, and 1 organic green grape. Continue to alternate each item until the skewer is filled!
CHICKEN AVOCADO AND CRANBERRY PINWHEEL WRAP:
On two medium sized whole wheat or whole grain tortillas, dress with 1 tbsp. of light mayonnaise (or try Litehouse organic raspberry dressing!), and add 2 oz of chopped organic grilled chicken (or replace with chickpeas for a vegan option), ¼ C dried organic cranberries, ½ an organic avocado sliced, 1 small handful of romaine lettuce chopped, and wrap tightly. Chop width wise into pinwheel shapes!
OVERNIGHT OATS WITH FRUITS:
In a mason jar, add 1 C of organic rolled oats, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp. hemp hearts, 2 tbsp. chia seeds, 1 tbsp. honey or organic maple syrup, 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract, and enough milk to submerge the oats. Mix well and let sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, add a mixture of organic berries, mangos or melons to the oats for added flavour!
PROTEIN BENTO BOX:
In a divided lunch box, mix it up with some snacking favourites that will boost your child’s protein levels and keep them full! Try L’Ancetre’s snack size cheese with your favourite Jilz cracker, chopped vegetables like organic cucumber, carrots and celery, organic berries, and hard boiled eggs for added protein.