Ideas for Packing Healthy Snacks and Lunches for Your Children

As most of our children have started school, it is important that we continue to provide nutritious meals and snacks for our kids throughout the year. Even though school lunches are available, they are not always the healthiest choice. Send a variety of foods from each food group: protein, low-fat dairy, whole grains, veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds to make sure your child is getting the nutrition they need.

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Cashew Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

INGREDIENTS

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

kosher salt

1/4 c. sweet chili sauce

3 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp. sriracha

1 clove garlic, minced

Juice of 1 lime

1 tbsp. sesame oil

2 red bell peppers, sliced

1 large zucchini, sliced into half moons

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes

1/2 c. raw cashews

Scallions, for garnish

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Green Goddess Bowl with Chicken and Quinoa

INGREDIENTS 

1 c. quinoa 

2 pt. cherry tomatoes 

Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling 

kosher salt 

1/2 c. chopped fresh parsley 

1/2 c. chopped fresh dill, divided 

1/2 c. chopped green onions, divided 

2 tsp. anchovy paste 

1/2 c. mayonnaise 

1 tbsp. white vinegar 

2 small cloves garlic, chopped 

2 tbsp. skim milk 

1 c. crumbled feta 

2 c. shredded grilled chicken 

1 c. shredded red cabbage 

DIRECTIONS 

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. In a large saucepan, cook quinoa according to package instructions, about 15 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Place cherry tomatoes with stems on pan; drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Roast until just blistered, 8 to 10 minutes. 
  3. Make dressing: In the bowl of a food processor add parsley, 1/4 cup dill, 1/4 cup green onions, anchovy paste, mayonnaise, vinegar, garlic and milk and pulse until well blended. 
  4. Make dressing: In the bowl of a food processor add parsley, 1/4 cup dill, 1/4 cup green onions, anchovy paste, mayonnaise, vinegar, garlic and milk and pulse until well blended. 
  5. In a large mixing bowl, add quinoa, feta, chicken, cabbage, remaining 1/4 cup dill and 1/4 cup green onions; toss together. Serve with tomatoes and side of green goddess dressing.