Vitapod Lunchbox No.4

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.   

Ingredients: 

  • 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 

Steps:  

  1. Stab a tomato, piece of basil, and mozzarella ball on a toothpick. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with balsamic glaze. 
  2. Scoop your yogurt into your lunchbox and top with walnuts and honey.  
  3. Add your berries into the container.  
  4. Pair with a Pineapple Coconut Hydra+ and enjoy! 

The Benefits:  

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.  

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