Vitapod Lunchbox No.5

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 quick and easy lunch idea includes a nutritious salad and peanut butter and jelly roll ups (with homemade jam!) that you can make in less than 10 minutes.  

Ingredients: 

  • Half an avocado 
  • ½ cup chopped strawberries
  • ¼ cup feta 
  • Juice of half a lemon 
  • Balsamic glaze 
  • Two slices whole wheat bread 
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter 
  • ½ cup frozen raspberries  
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds 
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup  
  • Baby carrots 
  • Dip of choice! 
  • Watermelon Hydra+ pod 

Steps:  

  1. Chop half an avocado into cubes and mix with chopped strawberries, feta, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Put into your lunchbox and drizzle with balsamic.  
  2. Blend frozen raspberries with maple syrup and chia seeds until jam like consistency.  
  3. Cut the crust off your whole wheat bread and flatten with your hands. Spread flattened bread with peanut butter and jam. Roll up and cut into slices.  
  4. Add carrots and dip to your container.  
  5. Pair with a Watermelon Hydra+ and enjoy!  

The Benefits:  

Strawberries: Full of vitamins C, fiber, and potassium.  

Avocado: Source of vitamins C, E, K, and B6 and high levels of healthy fats.  

Feta: Falls under the daily requirements for dairy and goof source of probiotics.  

Whole wheat bread: Good source of whole grains.  

Peanut butter: Source of healthy fats and protein.  

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