We all know planning meals can be difficult – between coming up with a meal idea to trying to find something healthy that your children will also eat. For this series, we wanted to do the heavy lifting for you – by coming up with a delicious lunch to go with a Vitapod drink and a nutrition breakdown to put your mind at ease!
These meal inspirations have been created for the age group of 5-8 years old. Which means that our meal recommendations are designed to suite the daily fruit, vegetable, grains, protein, and dairy recommendations for children between the ages 5-8 by the USDA. For vegetables, this age group should have 1.5 to 2.5 cups a day. For fruit, 1 to 2 cups a day. For protein, 3 to 5.5 oz-equiv. For grains, 2 to 3 oz-equiv. And for dairy, 2.5 cups.
This meal is so quick you can make it in the amount of time it takes you to boil eggs!
- One whole wheat wrap or tortilla
- ¼ cup Peanut butter (or seed butter)
- 1 banana
- 2 hard-boiled eggs
- 1 cup watermelon
- 1 Hydra+ Cotton Candy pod
- Hard-boil your eggs or purchase ready-made hard-boiled eggs.
- Slather one side of whole wheat wrap with peanut butter.
- Place your peeled banana at the end your wrap on the side with peanut butter. Roll the wrap around the banana.
- Slice the banana wrap into rolls.
- Place your boiled eggs, banana peanut butter rolls, and cut watermelon into your lunchbox.
- Make a Hydra+ Cotton Candy drink and enjoy!
Whole wheat wrap: Source of daily grains and fiber.
Peanut Butter: Source of protein and good fats. Known to boost heart health and manage blood sugar levels.
Banana: Partially fulfills daily intake requirements for fruit and is a good source of potassium and manganese.
Eggs: Source of protein, calcium, iron, and folate.
Watermelon: Contains vitamins A, C, B6, and potassium. Watermelon may also promote heart health.