School lunch ideas!

School lunch ideas!

Experts say that unhealthy school lunch is a contributing factor to children obesity. We can do a tremendous amount of good to our kids if we try adding healthy dishes to their daily menu. If parents collaborate with each other and lead their children all at once toward healthy food, making it looking interesting and funny as well, their attempt will be rewarded. Healthy students are better learners.

Sweet potato quinoa salad

Sweet potato quinoa salad

2 cups (400g) sweet potato,

cubed 1 cup (185g) quinoa, cooked

⅓ cup (40g) dried cranberries

¼ cup (40g) chopped red onion

¼ cup (5g) chopped parsley

salt & pepper

3 Tbsp sunflower seeds/pine nuts/pistachios

Dressing ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil, 2 Tbsp balsamic, 1 lemon juiced, 1 tsp maple syrup, 1 tsp minced garlic Whisk together dressing.

Combine all ingredients, toss by hand. Devour or chill! Lasts 4-5 days in the fridge

 

Black bean brownies

Black bean brownies

1 15 oz can (425 g) black beans

2 flax eggs (2 Tbsp flax + 6 Tbsp water)

2 T coconut oil

2 Tbsp almond butter

½ cup (60g) cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla

½ cup coconut sugar

¼ cup sweetener

1 ½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) degrees. Prepare flax egg (combine ground flax and water and set in fridge for 20 minutes). Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Distribute into molds and bake 20-26 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes before serving. Lasts 5 days in the fridge.

Falafal balls

Falafal balls

1 cup/large handful spinach

1 cup (20g) parsley

1 can (425g) chickpeas

3 cloves garlic

1 lemon, juiced

½ tsp salt & pep

1 ¼ tsp cumin

⅓ cup oat flour

Add all ingredients into food processor. Scoop out mixture in a small cookie scoop and transfer to a baking sheet lined with foil and sprayed. Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 25-30 minutes. Lasts 4-5 days in the fridge.

 

Sushi sammies

Sushi sammies

wraps/tortillas

hummus

avocado

cucumber

carrot sticks

spinach

cabbage

yellow bell peppers plus any of your favorite sandwich ingredients!

Spread hummus on wrap. Add veggies, Roll up wrap with plastic wrap. Allow to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Cut in sushi pieces.

 

Mediterranean salad

Mediterrean salad

1 15 oz can (425g) chickpeas

1 cucumber, chopped

1 cup (150g) grape tomatoes

1/2 cup (80g) red onion

1 bell pepper, chopped

5-10 kalamata olives,

chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced

3 Tbsp red wine vinegar

1 Tbsp parsley, chopped

Whisk together dressing (red wine vinegar, garlic, parsley chopped) Add in other ingredients and mix together. Lasts 3-4 days in the fridge.

 

Easy beans & rice

1 tsp oil 1 onion chopped

2 cloves garlic

1 ½ cups (295g) instant/minute rice,

uncooked 1 15 oz can (425g) black beans, drained/rinsed

1 14.5 oz (400g) can diced tomatoes

1 tsp garlic powder

1 cup vegetable broth

In a large sauce pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion and cook and stir until tender. Add beans, tomatoes, and garlic powder in broth. Bring to a boil; Stir in rice. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Lasts 4-5 days in the fridge.

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