Healthy Snack Time with Homeschool Students
The food that your homeschool students eat, is the fuel that runs their bodies and brains. Having a balanced diet may not always be possible when you are rushing around trying to homeschool, run errands and keep pace with chores at home. Here are some ways to ensure that snack time and food going into your homeschool students is relatively healthy with minimal effort.
Have Fruits Always Available
Fresh fruits are a fantastic source of minerals and vitamins. Having a range of fruits readily available is a good way to stay on the healthy eating track. Bananas, apples, grapes are always good for a quick snack with no effort. Have citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit cut in half and arranged on a plate for regular snack time. Pomegranate kernels are a time consuming snack which little fingers love to eat. Don’t forget to wash hands before and after fruit time.
Salads Are a Quick Fix
Have sprouts, nuts, and salad leaves like iceberg or romaine lettuce at home. Along with a bunch of dressings that can be made in advance and stored in the fridge. Dips made of yogurt and nuts also make a good addition to these impromptu salads. Having these items ready makes it easy for your homeschool students to fix themselves a salad whenever hunger strikes. It’s not going to come as a surprise that the more popular fixings will need refilling more often. Still when you consider that raw and healthy food is going in to their mouths, it’s an easy bug to bear.
The Proteins Come From Meat
It’s having grilled or shredded meats ready that allows a quick sandwich fixing. Yes the best way to have them ready may seem like having frozen foods in the fridge, but it’s not quite as healthy as getting the raw meat and cooking it at home yourself. Not to mention that it will have less preservatives and taste better as well. Cooking at home is all about having the ingredients ready and at hand. A little bit of organized grocery shopping can go a long way in ensuring that your homeschooling family eats healthy!