BEFORE YOU TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT AND GO THROUGH THAT DRIVE-THRU, CONSIDER YOUR HEALTH AND EVEN YOUR WALLET! Try these healthy food options.
Healthy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, on whole wheat bread, and light cheese (2%), with carrot sticks and light ranch dip and sugar free Jell-O with light cool whip for dessert.
Stir fry?s with chicken and veggies, watermelon and whole wheat roll on the side.
Turkey burgers, with homemade French fries baked in the oven with light olive oil, and corn on the cob.
Healthy P.B.J. on whole wheat bread, trans fat free peanut butter ( or make your own.) fruit spread or sugar free jam, apple slices and milk ( 1-2% )
Tuna sandwiches on whole wheat bread, pita or wrap, soup of your choice and applesauce with a cool glass of chocolate milk.
Hummus with pita bread, cut up red bell pepper, and baby carrot sticks, sliced oranges and chocolate sugar free pudding for dessert.
Taco night, put bowls out with cut up chicken, or turkey burger, with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, avocado, and use whole wheat tortillas or corn, Place black beans, pinto beans, or kidney beans in a bowl for kids who don?t? like meat. Make up some yummy brown rice and use trans fat free chips to dip in salsa. Have a large pitcher of water with lemon inside for keeping it pretty and refreshing with ice.
Pizza night, make your own whole wheat crust from scratch or go to trader Joes and get the whole wheat crust. Buy light cheese, sauce, olives, mushrooms or what ever your family likes and let everyone help make the pizza. Create a simply salad the kids will eat and go at it. Have a glass of orange juice or apple juice for a treat. Have yogurt for dessert.