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.
- 6 oz. Of Greek Yogurt
- ¼ cup walnuts
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- ½ cup berries
- 6 cherry tomatoes
- 6 mini mozzarella balls
- 6 leaves of basil
- Balsamic glaze
- Pineapple Coconut Hydra + Pod
- Stab a tomato, piece of basil, and mozzarella ball on a toothpick. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with balsamic glaze.
- Scoop your yogurt into your lunchbox and top with walnuts and honey.
- Add your berries into the container.
- Pair with a Pineapple Coconut Hydra+ and enjoy!
Tomatoes: Full of vitamins C, B, E, and potassium.
Basil: Basil is anti-inflammatory and promotes a healthy gut.
Mozzarella balls: Partially fulfills daily dairy intake. Great source of biotin, potassium, and Zinc.
Greek yogurt: Source of dairy and protein. Provides calcium and contains probiotics.
Walnuts: Source of Omega-3s and antioxidants.
Berries: Partially fulfills daily fruit intake and is a great source of antioxidants.