Healthy Swaps: School Lunches
We're celebrating Back To School week on Healthy Eats, and we know that packing a healthy noon meal that your kids will actually eat can be tricky. We took a look at some less-than-healthy school lunch staples and gave them an upgrade. Tuck these better (but still yummy) options into your little one’s lunchbox.
The Payoff: Less fat, more protein and calcium from cheese, and extra fiber from whole grain bread – a lunchtime trifecta!
T he Payoff: No preservatives, less sugar and a calcium and protein boost
The Payoff: More real fruit and no artificial colors or flavors
The Payoff: Cookies are portioned controlled (one is all you need), fiber from oats and natural sweetness from raisins
Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana's full bio »