⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Looking for Quick and Easy School Lunch Ideas? Try These 5 DIY Recipes!

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⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Looking for Quick and Easy School Lunch Ideas? Try These 5 DIY Recipes!

Grade Level: K-12

Subject: Health/Nutrition

Objective: Students will learn how to prepare healthy and delicious school lunches using simple DIY recipes, promoting independence, nutrition awareness, and culinary skills.

Materials Needed:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Whole grain bread or wraps
- Lean protein sources (e.g., chicken, turkey, tofu, beans)
- Dairy or dairy-free alternatives (e.g., cheese, yogurt, almond milk)
- Various condiments and seasonings
- Lunch containers or bento boxes


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Engage students in a discussion about the importance of eating a balanced and nutritious lunch for energy and focus during school hours.
- Explain that today, they will learn how to create their own easy and healthy school lunch options.

2. Nutrition Guidelines (10 minutes):
- Discuss basic nutrition guidelines, including the importance of incorporating fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and dairy or dairy alternatives into their meals.
- Talk about portion sizes and the concept of a balanced meal.

3. DIY Lunch Recipes Demonstration (20 minutes):
- Demonstrate the preparation of 5 DIY lunch ideas, such as:
a) Veggie Wrap: Whole grain wrap filled with fresh veggies, lean protein, and a light dressing.
b) Pasta Salad: Whole wheat pasta mixed with colorful vegetables, lean protein, and a homemade vinaigrette.
c) Bento Box: A variety of bite-sized fruits, vegetables, proteins, and whole grains arranged in a lunch container.
d) DIY Pizza: Whole grain English muffin or pita topped with sauce, vegetables, and cheese.
e) Yogurt Parfait: Layers of yogurt, fresh fruits, and granola for a nutritious and delicious treat.

4. Hands-on Preparation (25 minutes):
- Divide students into small groups.
- Provide each group with the necessary ingredients and materials.
- Instruct them to follow the demonstrated recipes to prepare their own DIY school lunches.

5. Presentation and Sharing (10 minutes):
- Allow each group to present their prepared school lunches to the class.
- Encourage students to share their thoughts on the taste, presentation, and nutritional value of their creations.

6. Reflection and Discussion (10 minutes):
- Lead a discussion on the importance of homemade and nutritious school lunches.
- Ask students to reflect on the benefits of preparing their own meals compared to relying on pre-packaged options.

Common Core Labels Correlations:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K-12.7: Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K-12.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners.

5 EASY SCHOOL LUNCH IDEAS! DIY HEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCH IDEAS! QUICK EASY HEALTHY LUNCH IDEAS FOR SCHOOL! Hey everyone! for todays video I though it would be fun to show you some easy and quick school lunch ideas! I love everything in this video as it's all so yummy! Today we made a DIY Pesto Pasta Salad, a Turkey Salad Wrap, a Salad Sandwich, DIY Ham and Pineapple Pizza Scrolls and some yummy Yoghurt and Granola! These lunches are perfect if you're running late for school or are in a rush! These lunch ideas are perfect for Middle School, High School, College or Work. You can also make them vegetarian by removing the meats and Vegan by substituting products! Thank you so much for watching!Gillian xxLet's Be Friends!Instagram: https://instagram.com/gillian_bower/Follow Echo on Instagram!: https://www.instagram.com/echobower/Snapchat: gillianbowerTwitter: https://twitter.com/gillian_bowerWATCH MY OTHER BACK TO SCHOOL VIDEOS!BACK TO SCHOOL DIY SCHOOL SUPPLIES 2016!:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OApufVskbhcBACK TO SCHOOL HAUL 2016!:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUtUBM1AXlsDIY EMERGENCY KIT FOR BACK TO SCHOOL:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYBGtigLmLwBACK TO SCHOOL HAUL 2015!:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPsfVC-wfi010 FUN THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU'RE BORED!:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swwX2RwBbH4

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