The best way to get your kids to eat healthy midday meals is to have them pack their own lunches, says Natalie Monson, RD of Super Healthy Kids.
She came to this conclusion after her son “traded theentire lunch I made for him for a single piece of candy.”
After that, Monson came up with lists of healthy grains, proteins, vegetables and fruit and then had her kids “decide what they were going to put in their own lunches–as long as it met my standards of course!”
Once you do the cutting and can-opening, you children can make these easy-peasy pita tacos themselves.
1 medium tomato, red
1 stalk green onion
1 medium avocado
1 cup corn, canned
1 cup black beans, canned
1/4 tsp black pepper, ground
4 large pita, whole wheat
2 cups shredded lettuce
Yield: 4 lunches
Source: courtesy of Super Healthy Kids
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