Monster Munchies #8

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Our Meal Planner

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Monday
Spaghetti in tomato sauce and ham cubes

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Tuesday
Sweet carrots, cauliflower, Mashed potato with gravy and pork roast, Buttermilk Rusk

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Wednesday
Beef goulash and rice, carrot sticks with mayo dip and chocolate pudding (not pictured)

Thursday
Meatie spaghetti and Chocolate Muffin

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Friday
Friday was a public holiday, we went for lunch with friends.

Why Is Lunch So Important to Children?
Lunch may have even more importance for school-aged children than it does for adults. Since most kids don’t get breakfast or dinner at school and may not have any snacks until they get home, lunch is the only meal they have to power them through the day. According to ChoiceUSA.net, school lunch makes up one third to one half of a child’s nutritional intake for an entire day and is essential for helping children succeed in school as well as grow and develop successfully and healthfully.

Eating any type of meal for lunch can help keep your metabolism active and your body healthy, but some foods pack more of a nutritional punch than others. Dr. Kurt Hong recommends combining complex carbohydrates with lean protein to form a concentrated, long-lasting source of energy. Examples include nonfat yogurt and granola, a lean turkey sandwich on whole grain bread, or low-fat cottage cheese with fruits and vegetables. Ideally, a healthy lunch should offer a balance among the five main food groups: grains, vegetables, fruits, lean proteins and dairy.

[SOURCE: Livestrong]

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