10 Foods to Kickstart Your School Year



Almonds are unquestionably healthy -- they deliver a big dose of antioxidants to help the body grow, rebuild and become stronger. They're great for mom and dad, too, since they are credited with lowering cholesterol levels when eaten regularly [source: Applegate].

Almonds are also handy as an after-school pick-me-up or added to yogurt and fruit for a special treat. Almonds can even be sliced and toasted, providing some added taste and texture to a dinner salad. Because they're an excellent source of fiber, they won't create energy spikes and drop-offs. And unlike clementines, you don't have to worry about almonds quickly going bad.