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Getting Kids To Eat Healthy Before School

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s back to school for a lot of kids, and it’s important to make sure they’re eating healthy away from the home. Breakfast is one of the most important parts of the day, so make sure to get a good start there.

Natalie Kane talked with chef Jeff Cruise from Life Cafe at Life Time Fitness for quick and healthy meal ideas.

“You have to balance your fats, your carbohydrates and your protein,” said Cruise. “You’re going to have sustained energy, you’re going to be able to get through your day a lot easier, you’re going to be able to get to the next meal. The protein is going to give you the fuel that you need.”

Cruise demonstrated how to make healthy wraps to kick off a healthy day for students, using eggs, cilantro salsa and a cheese mixture. You can see that demonstration in the video above.

The recipe will work with many types of proteins, including turkey and bacon. Spinach is another great addition to any wrap.

To save time, Cruise said you can make five Sunday night, wrap them in wax paper and foil and put them in the freezer. Then, pop them in the microwave for a minute and a half.

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