Make Over Your Child’s Lunchbox!
Make over your child’s lunchbox as they head into the school year with these nutritious and eco-friendly options. Remember to pack as much as you can the night before, to allow ample time in the morning for a healthy breakfast and other preparations! Cut up fresh fruits and veggies, prepare snack containers with granola or trail mix, make a healthy sandwich on whole wheat bread – you get the idea!
Stonyfield YoKids Squeezers
A healthier yogurt, to-go! “Mom” is a huge fan of Stonyfield Farm, and their new YoKids Squeezers are packed with probiotics and they contain no “yucky stuff” found in a lot of children’s yogurts such as artificial colors, additives or high fructose corn syrup! Plus, since the YoKids Squeezers are organic they are made from milk that has been produced free of toxic persistent pesticides and artificial growth hormones! StonyField Farm recommends freezing the squeezers so that by lunch time they will be thawed and ready to eat! Kids can enjoy right of the squeeze pack, or place it in a bowl and top it with granola & fresh fruit!
In place of sugary fruit snacks or gummy snacks, try Bob’s Red Mill NEW Whole Grain Granolas. Each granola averages more than 27 grams of whole grains, 3 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein per serving, and features natural sweeteners such as honey, pure vanilla, brown sugar and molasses. Enjoy the new granolas with almond milk for breakfast, placed on top of yogurt or straight out of the bag for a hearty, whole grain snack!
Aladdin’s Recycled & Recyclable Snack Containers
Say bye-bye to plastic baggies and opt for these Recycled & Recyclable Snack Containers from Aladdin in your little one’s lunchbox instead! Perfect for granola, trail mix, dried fruits and other small snacks, they will keep them from getting crushed and the plastic bags out of the landfill!
For children with allergies and other sensitivities, pack healthy sweet treats from Lucy’s Cookies for a dessert without worry. Lucy’s delightful cookies come in 7 yummy flavors: Ginger Snap, Maple Bliss, Chocolate Cookie, Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal, Cinnamon Thins and Sugar, all packaged in a handy snack pack with 4 kid-sized cookies per pack. The cookies are made with no eggs, peanuts, tree nuts or milk, so children with food allergies are safe to eat them! Plus, they taste great – especially dipped in soy or hemp milk!
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