When it comes to packing for camping trips I like to bring options that are easy to take on the go. Things that don’t require any dishes or silverware. However, I still want to eat healthily and keeps the kids healthy. One of my favorite on the go options that is easy but also good for you is Mamma Chia.
For those that want to up their snack game, we offer the following suggestions that will leave the kiddos covered from (Vitamin) Alpha to Omega(3s).
Vitamin A: Carrot sticks
One of those little baggies of carrot sticks packs a whopping 284% RDA of Vitamin A. Include your little one’s favorite dip to ensure they gobble them up.
Vitamin B: Bananas and Eggs
A single banana offers 20% of the RDA for B-6, while a hard-boiled egg gives children 10% of their B-12.
Vitamin C: Clementines
Two little clementines offer 70% of the RDA for Vitamin C along with 25% of Vitamin A.
Vitamin D: Sunshine
10-15 minutes a day in the sun without sunscreen is all your child needs to produce enough Vitamin D. Just make sure you limit their time in the sun to avoid damage to their skin. If they are particularly sun-sensitive, many commercial kinds of milk and orange juices are fortified with Vitamin D.
Iron: Peanuts & Raisin Trail Mix
Both peanuts and raisins have a surprising amount of iron. A half a cup of peanuts has over 17% of the RDA for iron. If your school is a peanut-free zone, substitute pumpkin seeds.
Omega-3: Chia Seeds
Mamma Chia’s organic and delicious Chia Squeeze contains 1200mg of brain-boosting Omega-3s in a lunchbox-friendly pouch. It also boasts 4g of fiber, calcium, iron, and protein.
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