Packing Healthy Lunches for You and Your Family

In our last post we talked about winning the breakfast battle. Hopefully, you've mastered that and are ready to perfect lunch prep! Brown bagging lunch for students, and yourself, is almost always the healthiest option to refuel for the afternoon.  We can make this process hassle free and a 15-minute piece of an evening or morning routine. Personal Trainer Jessica Rudloff shares a quick, easy, and super healthy way to conquer packing lunches.

STEP 1: PURCHASE A SECTIONAL LUNCH CONTAINER.

Lunch Boxes These ones are fun!

STEP 2: INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE SERVING OF EACH: VEGETABLE, FRUIT, CARBOHYDRATE AND PROTEIN.

This strategy will follow the MyPlate recommendations and provide a nutrient dense meal to power through the day.

STEP 3: SKIP THE JUICE BOX!

Even those juices that are 100% juice are high in sugar.  To avoid a spike in your child’s blood sugar and a potential energy crash an hour after, pack a water bottle or a Horizon Organic Milk box.

TIME TO PACK!

These choices are easy to throw into a lunch box and can be packed the night before.  Combine these choices to your taste buds desire! Pick 1 Veggie
  • Green and Red Pepper Slices
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
Pick 1 Fruit
  • Apple Slices
  • Banana
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Clementine
Pick 1 Grain (Carbohydrate)
  • Triscuit Crackers
  • Whole wheat bread
  • Pita wedges
Pick 2 Proteins
  • Hummus
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cheddar Cheese (or others)
  • Deli Meat
  • Almonds

VOILA!  LUNCH IS SERVED!

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