-- Steve Jobs
Summer vacation for America’s kids is coming to a close and the first day of school is almost here. What was the best part of YOUR summer vacation?
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- Nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, etc.)
- Dried fruits (bananas, apples, apricots, peaches, cherries, blueberries)
- Dark chocolate squares (Ghirardelli has always been my favorite brand since visiting Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco throughout my childhood growing up in California.)
- Pretzel sticks
- Triscuit crackers
- Miniature whole grain bagels (which can be frozen)
- Hard boiled eggs
- Quinoa salad
- Hummus (pack with celery, carrots, or cucumbers)
- Canned wild salmon
- Wrap sandwiches made with whole grain breads (check out flat-outs and La Tortilla Factory’s choices). These can be used with sliced cheeses and low-fat meats like turkey.
- Peanut butter or almond butter (make your own cracker sandwiches with whole grain crackers or flatbreads)
- Whole grain pasta salad (use Dreamfields rotini pasta as the base)
5. Buy a stainless steel water bottle. Your kids can fill it with water each night and place it in the fridge to chill overnight. Make a family pledge to stop using disposable plastic water bottles. Go back to school in style with the stainless steel Growing Healthy Kids water bottle--click here.
6. Create a weekly lunch menu with your kids. Keep a notebook for this so you can note which lunch items were a hit!
Email your favorite summer adventures to us and we will post some in the next couple of issues of WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.