Packing a low-GI lunch for your child can significantly improve your child’s concentration and can control energy spikes. Each nutrient in that lunch pack adds to your child’s performance, so aim for a balance between good fats, complex carbohydrates and lean protein.
Today we pack a Low GI lunch with tuna, because of its many health benefits, such as cancer prevention, cognitive benefits and eye health properties. Tuna is packed with nutrients: quality protein, minerals, magnesium, Vitamin B, Omega 3, etc.
Low GI tuna pita
What you’ll need:
1 wholewheat pita (you can replace this with 2 slices of wholewheat bread)
½ can tuna in brine
1 thin slice of onion
1 thin slice of greenpepper
1 lettuce leaf
1 dessert spoon of low-fat mayonnaise
What to do:
1. Finely chop the onions and cut the tomato and greenpepper in small cubes.
2. Mix the onions, tomato, greenpepper, tuna and mayonnaise well.
3. Line pita with lettuce and spoon the tuna mixture into the pita.
4. Serve cold.
Carrot sticks and low-fat cheese dip.
Choose low GI fruits like a pear that will not spike blood sugar.