Back To School

First off, I would like to apologize for not doing the summer kick off series, things got out of control. I am now in a place where I can start blogging again, I am excited to be back!

To kick off my return I am going to do a back to school post! Here are some of my favorite snacks, and lunches to stay healthy through the school year:

Snacks

1.Peanut Butter Banana Sliders

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 small banana
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • Toothpicks

HOW TO:

  1. Slice the banana into medium thick pieces
  2. Spread peanut butter on each piece, using entire tablespoon
  3. Make tiny finger sandwiches with 2 pieces each
  4. Hold together with toothpick

2.Power Kebobs

INGREDIENTS:

  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Mozzarella Cheese Balls- small
  • Mint leaves
  • Skewer Sticks

HOW TO:

  1. Slice strawberries in half
  2. Cut mint leaves in half
  3. Place ingredients on skewer in this order: grape, cheese, mint, strawberry, cheese, mint

3.Protein Trail Mix

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup dired cranberries
  • 1/4 cup cocoa nibs

HOW TO:

  1. Mix ingredients together
  2. Split in half for correct portion

Lunches

1.Turkey and Hummus Tacos

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 pieces of organic deli turkey
  • 1 tablespoon hummus
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 8 slices of peppers

HOW TO:

  1. Spread hummus evenly on the turkey slices
  2. Spread out cashews on the turkey pieces
  3. Place 2 sliced peppers on each slice
  4. Wrap and eat like a “taco”

2. Brown rice stuffed salad stuffed bell pepper

INGREDIENTS-

  • 1/2 cup brown rice (cooked)
  • 1/4 cup black beans (cooked)
  •  1/4 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 Bell pepper color of choice

HOW TO:

  1. Cook rice and beans
  2. Cut off top of bell pepper
  3. Clear out middle of pepper
  4. Fill pepper with rice beans and tomatoes

All of these recipes have ingredients that will fire up your brain and metabolism, and keep you full through classes and sports.

 

 

 

 

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