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10 Superfoods for Healthy School Lunches & Snacks

10 Superfoods for Healthy School Lunches & Snacks

These powerhouse foods are packed with essential nutrients and minerals that your kids need. Add them to school lunch and snack recipes for a healthy twist!

Broccoli

Fresh Broccoli At The Neighborhood Corner Store

There’s a reason why broccoli’s first in the list. Even if most kids don’t love them at all, this green vegetable is undeniably a powerhouse! It’s loaded with vitamin C, folate, fiber and all the good stuff that combats disease. We’ve done the work and found tasty recipes for this vegetable, from broccoli-cheddar soup to broccoli and ham biscuits. See them here.

Pistachios

Roasted Salted Ca Pistachios

Roasted Salted Ca Pistachios

Get your kids a flavorful snack without adding unnecessary calories! You can also use them to add an earthy flavor to your dishes, or use them as baking ingredients. Either way, you’re guaranteed to amp up potassium in every serving.

Strawberries

Gourmet Dipped Swizzled Strawberries

Gourmet Dipped Swizzled Strawberries

Did you know that a cup of strawberries provides your daily vitamin C needs? This spring favorite also boosts immunity and are known antioxidants. So dip, bake, and pick strawberries away!

Maca Powder

HealthWorks-Wild Organic Peruvian Maca Root Powder

HealthWorks-Wild Organic Peruvian Maca Root Powder

Add them to smoothies, pastries, cakes and breads for a boost in energy! It gives food an earthy, nutty taste that your kids will surely love.

Almonds

Natural Raw Almonds

These nutrient-packed nuts boast fiber, calcium, potassium, vitamin E, iron and magnesium in its list of goodies. And what’s even better is you can add them to almost anything! Almond flakes make great dessert toppings, and whole almonds are almost trail mix staples. If your kid doesn’t like any of those, how about almond butter or almond milk?

Eggs

GRASS FED, NON-GMO FED FREE RANGE BROWN CHICKEN EGGS

Grass Fed, Non-Gmo Fed Free Range Brown Chicken Eggs

This may be surprising but eggs are one of the top sources of protein and omega 3 fatty acids. They’re also inexpensive and are available at every grocery store. The verdict: eggs are mighty superfoods for practical moms.

Salmon

Omaha Steaks 4 (6 oz.) Marinated Salmon Fillets

Omaha Steaks 4 Marinated Salmon Fillets

When it comes to omega 3 fatty acids, salmon is still queen! It is an excellent source of DHA and EPA, good fat that our bodies cannot produce in themselves.

Kefir

1TBSP Active Organic Milk Kefir Grains

1TBSP Active Organic Milk Kefir Grains

Say hello to an upgraded version of yogurt! Kefir is cow or goat’s milk, added with kefir grains. The grains compose of yeast and lactic acid bacteria that ferment the milk, unlocking protein, calcium, vitamin B12 and B2, vitamin D and magnesium.

Cocoa Powder

Healthworks Raw Certified Organic Cacao Powder

Healthworks Raw Certified Organic Cacao Powder

Surprise, surprise! Chocolate may be getting a bad reputation but its main ingredient is still star among superfoods. Cocoa powder is loaded with lots of nutrition. 2 tbsps. give you fiber, iron, magnesium and contains 25 grams of calories and 1.5 grams of fat. Sprinkle them on top of desserts and other baked treats!

Kale

Roasted Kale & Beet Salad with Figs and Goat Cheese by Chef'd

Roasted Kale & Beet Salad with Figs and Goat Cheese by Chef’d

There’s a reason why kale is becoming more and more popular among health buffs, and that reason’s good for your body. This green leafy vegetable is said to be more nutrient-dense than spinach, with a cup providing you protein, vitamins A, C and K. It also has minerals such as iron, manganese and phosphorus.

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