Back To School Meals For Your Brain

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When you’re looking for foods to help boost your kids brain power when they head back to school, it’s important to consider how foods affect a child’s growing body. With the right nutrients in a child’s diet, they can focus better on their studies and have energy when it comes to play time. So, here’s some healthy school meal ideas to give your kids the fuel they need to be the best students they can be.

 

1. Almond Butter Strawberry Banana Overnight Oats with Chia

A great make-ahead breakfast to get kids fueled for the day includes protein-rich vanilla, almond milk, fruit and chia seeds set overnight.

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2. Salmon Salad Bento Lunch

Give kids their daily dose of fruits and vegetables with colorful peppers and grapes next to this tasty salmon salad with crackers on the side.

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3. Zesty Bean Dips with Chips

A savory salsa with protein-rich refried beans will delight the kids with its sprinkling of yummy cheese.

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4. My Brain Food Smoothie

A delicious smoothie kids will love that’s filled with fuel from blueberries, chia seeds, spinach, nut milk and green tea.

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5. Banana Mango Green Smoothie Bowl with Hemp Seeds and Sprouts

Kids will enjoy the slices of sweet mango and crunchy red Russian sprouts in this spoon-able, healthy smoothie bowl.

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6. Whole Grain Spaghetti with Veggi-Fried Meat Sauce

A kid-friendly recipe with a healthy twist, the whole grain pasta is packed with good carbs for brain-power and the hearty sauce is a good source of iron.

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7. Sausage and Kale Pesto Pizza with Blistered Tomato Arugula Salad

Kids love pizza and this tasty pie is filled with antioxidants and fiber while still offering a rich, satisfying taste.

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8. Cauliflower and Cheese Bits

A quick and easy snack with a crispy crunch and tender center of cheesy cauliflower.

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9. Mini Fish Pies

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, these warm and bubbly pies feature fish, potatoes, peas and cheese for a flavor sensation kids will love.

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