Healthy Meals & Snacks for The School Year

You sit and stare at your refrigerator one last time, leaving the door open and wasting that energy your mom and dad always warned you about as a child.  At least when you open the pantry and do the same thing, you’re not letting out cold air!

But it all looks the same, staring into the depths of those cabinets and shelves, trying to figure out how you’re going to fix a dinner that tastes good and is healthy.

Let’s add the fact that in the last week or the next week you’re adding lunches to the meal prep list as the kids return to school, and it’s another layer of detail in our already very busy lives.

I won’t even begin to mention healthy snacks from this vantage point, because it can be overwhelming.

I wanted to talk to someone who would simplify all of it for all of us.  And Sally Kuzemchak is that person.  She has her Masters in Dietetics and is a published author in many nationally recognized magazines.  She also has a cookbook, Cooking Light’s Dinnertime Survival Guide.  And she’s the driving force behind www.realmomnutrition.com.

We had a conversation in the video below based on the questions YOU asked through Facebook, Periscope, and Twitter.  I think there’s a lot of great ideas inside of this, that can get everyone’s year started on the right foot!

Our discussion included:

  • The right amount of food to take, including a balance of protein, carbs, and fats
  • What to do if you need peanut-free or gluten-free options
  • Easy ways to prep snacks and dinners quickly once the day is over
  • And much, much more!