Healthy Back-to-School Grocery Shopping Tips

Even after your kids have gone back to school, it still seems like there isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. While your children won’t be home all day like they were during the summer, they’ll now have more needs to focus on such as getting their homework done and getting to bed on time.

A healthy diet is important for the overall wellbeing of children as well as adults. Kids need healthy foods to fuel them and get them through their day. They need to stay focused both at school and at home so they can keep their grades up. They also need to be able to get up early and have plenty of energy to play outside.

You’ll want to make some healthy choices while grocery shopping, and let your kids help out at the store. Be sure to load up on fruits and vegetables which can make good sides for lunches and provide healthy and delicious snacks. If your kids won’t eat veggies on their own, try hummus for dipping.

It can be difficult coming up with healthy lunch foods that your kids will love. Sandwiches are an old staple, but if you vary them up your kids will still enjoy them while eating healthy. Go with whole-wheat bread and choose healthy proteins like turkey or chicken and be sure to load up on healthy toppings like lettuce and tomatoes.

You can also opt for almond butter if they get tired of eating the same meats. Wraps are a good way to balance carbs and encourage more veggies as well. For those who have kids who are vegetarians, there are plenty of healthy, tasty wraps that don’t contain meats, whole wheat pasta, or fun salads can also do the trick.

The team at Portland Pediatric Group cares about the health of your children and can address any concerns you have about obesity or nutritional health. Find out which location works best for you and schedule an appointment today.