Recipes for Success

1) Whole-grain tomato, turkey and avocado wraps
Side: String cheese

What you’ll need:
Ripe avocado
Whole-grain wrap
Medium-sized tomato
Turkey breast*
Salt and pepper to taste

These wraps are easy and fast to put together and are loaded with nutrients. Mash up the avocado with a fork and spread on the inside of the wrap, then layer the turkey breast and tomato on top. Wrap it up and pack string cheese with it to give them a dose of dairy.

*Try an organic and all-natural brand like Boar’s Head

2) Chicken-noodle soup
Side: Whole-grain crackers

What you’ll need:
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped
3 cups chicken stock
½ pound chicken breast tenders cut into small pieces
¼ pound wide egg noodles
Salt and pepper to taste

This soup is perfect for these cold winter days. Send them to school knowing they’ll be enjoying a heart-healthy meal. Start by warming the extra-virgin olive oil over medium heat in a medium-sized pot. Then add the carrots and begin sautéing for about five to seven minutes. Add the diced chicken breast and turn up the heat until the carrots are fully cooked. Add the chicken stock and bring the soup to a boil, then reduce down to moderate heat. After a few minutes, add the noodles and continue cooking for five minutes or until noodles are tender. Remove soup from the stove. Use salt and pepper to taste.

3) Whole-wheat pita pockets with hummus and veggies
Side: Grapes

What you’ll need:
Whole-wheat pita pocket
2 tbsp. hummus
Shredded lettuce or baby spinach
Halved cherry tomatoes

This kid-friendly pita pocket will be easy for your little ones to get their hands around. Hummus is packed with protein and heart-healthy olive oil and the veggies are always a must! Just pack the pita with the goodies and send them on their way to a healthy school day. Make sure you add some fruit on the side to add to the yumminess.

4) Whole-grain muffins with peanut butter, bananas and honey
Serve with milk

What you’ll need:
Whole-grain muffin
2 tbsp. peanut butter
Half of a banana
1 tbsp. of honey

This will be a homerun when it comes to nutritious and wholesome toddler school lunches. Cut the whole-grain muffin in half and spread the peanut butter on each side. Cut the banana into slices and layer over the peanut butter and then drizzle both sides with honey. Make sure to send some milk for a match made in heaven!