Ahead of the class

Healthy snacks to take to school

Ahead of the class
Healthy snacks to take to school

Having a healthy lunch and snacks on hand is much better than being tempted by other less than nutritious options around you.

Stash in your backpack or purchase in your cafeteria:


Apples, pears, oranges, melon, grapefruit, pineapple, papaya, peaches– whatever is in season
Veggie sticks: Zucchini, cucumber, red/yellow/green peppers, carrots, radishes, broccoli and cauliflower
Soy nuts (non allergenic)
Granola bars: chose the whole grain versions over sugary or chocolate treats

Often times, hunger is confused by thirst, so stay hydrated

Yogurt: Aspartame free, individual cups are easy to transport, just remember a spoon!
Sandwiches: fast and easy to make, sandwiches can be nutritious and filling. Use whole grain breads, lean meats, soy alternatives or cheese for protein and vegetables such as tomatoes and dark lettuce for toppings. For meat alternatives made of soy, try Yves deli slices in ham, roast beef, salami or turkey.
For more information about nutrition, visit Joanne’s website