Grain bread is packed with niacin along with vitamins important for blood cell production
Peanut Butter is the classic sandwich spread that contains protein and healthy fats. It may seem high in calories, but active kids need that energy to grow. Tip= boost your/your child's fiber intake by skipping the jelly once in a while and pairing the peanut butter with unsweetened apple sauce, peach slices, or mashed berries on the sandwiches
Carrots are crunchy and loaded with beta-carotene, a nutrient that maintains and improves eyesight. Carrots are among the richest sources of carotenoids-plant compounds that reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Tip=buy shredded or coin shaped for a quick on-the-go snack
Oranges are packed with Vitamin C, an essential building block for healthy bones and gums; it also boosts the immune system.
Chicken Breasts are an essential source of lean protein, it contains B Vitamins that help our bodies absorb and metabolize the nutrients we eat. Tip=avoid chicken fingers and serve the poultry grilled with a fruit salsa, cold in a tossed salad, shredded in casseroles or tacos
Beans (legumes) provide plenty of fiber as well as folate, a B Vitamin that supports kids' learning development. Tip=win over the picky eaters with a variation of black bean salsa, hummus, or bbq baked beans; too hot to cook, simmer in a slow cooker on your porch (Publix Newsletter)
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