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Meal Planning 101 : Back to School Edition

Saying back to school time is an adjustment is definitely an understatement…

After two months of summer break, getting back into a structured routine can some getting used to.

You need to get back into the habit of….

  • Waking up early…
  • Organizing carpool…
  • Doing homework…

Oh and of course packaging healthy lunches!!

Of course in emergencies, your child can always purchase something in the cafeteria.

But bringing a lunch from home has so many amazing benefits.

1) As a parent, you are in control of what nutrients your child is getting.

2) Packing a lunch from home is very more affordable than the cafeteria.

3) No need to worry about misplacing lunch money.

What To Pack?

Okay, you know you want to pack your children a healthy lunch…

But the question is where to start?

Well if you keep on reading you will soon find out the secrets!

1) Pack Lunches The Night Before

When we are frazzled in the morning getting the kids out the door with lunch is not easy.

They secret is to pack launches the night before.

Organizing lunches the night before allows you to take your time and even get a little more sleep the next day.

The Importance Of a Healthy Lunch

Having a solid balanced lunch is crucial for kids – especially if they have longer days from after school activities.

Lunch is the period of the day where your child can refuel their body, and get a much-needed boost of energy.

We carry lots of cryo-vac deli options perfect for a high protein lunch!

Bonus Tip: If you have some extra time, you can even prepare lunches a few days in advance.

Stock up on Eppy’s Kosher Turkey Salami. It is low fat, low calorie and absolutely delicious!

BONUS

If you made it this far we want to say thanks by sharing our one of our favorite recipes!

Tuesday Tacos

Ingredients:

  • Ground chicken browned/drained
  • 1/2 Cup Diced onions
  • 3/4 Cup Chopped tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. Chilli powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Cumin
  • 1 Tsp. Season salt

Cooking:

  • Mix everything together in a pan
  • Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes
  • Fill in soft or hard taco shells.
  • Top it with lettuce, tomato, guacamole and parve sour supreme
  • Enjoy!

Your Turn:

If you try out Tuesday Tacos take a photo and tag us we would love to see!