Back to School: Healthy Lunch Options From the Downtown Market

Posted on August 25, 2017 by Downtown Market

Back-to-school season is here. Give your little scholars the fuel they need to stay focused and energized throughout the day. We have lunch and snack ideas that beat what the school cafeteria has to offer!

Does your child enjoy PB &J? Use sunflower flax bread from Field & Fire to add extra nutrition to the classic sandwich! Sunflower Flax bread is whole-wheat sourdough filled with crunchy sunflower and flax seeds. It is full of flavor and fiber.

Want to give your child a snack packed with protein? Carvers' house-made jerky is a tasty source of protein that is convenient to toss in a lunch box. Switch up your jerky flavors by adding Fish Lad’s salmon jerky to the snack stockpile. Salmon jerky is also high in protein and features omega-3 fatty acids, which are incredibly important for body and brain function.

Do you have a tough time getting your little one to eat fruits and veggies? Malamiah Juice Bar has the solution for you! Your child can start the day off with a juice like Malamiah’s Rise and Shine, and get the benefits of fruits and vegetables without the fuss! Plus, this particular juice is an immune system booster, which will help when the colder months come along.

Forget the processed meat and cheese lunches found at the grocery store, Aperitivo has fresh options for you. Cheese and meat trays provide calcium and protein, important for growth and development, not to mention that they are delicious.

Of course, what would a lunch be without a little sweetness? Pick up cookies, cupcakes, and more from Sweetie-licious.


Are your children not so young anymore? Are they making their own meal decisions? Fair enough! It doesn’t mean that you can’t provide them with something to help them get through the school year. Stop by The Oddest to find clothing and accessories that are both functional and fashionable.

Stop in and see what back-to-school supplies the Downtown Market has to offer!