Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions are my own.
I’ve been sharing some great back to school lunch and snack ideas. I started putting everything in one post, but quickly changed my mind when I was getting past 2,000 words. I’m sure you appreciate that too! In this post, I’m sharing Bentology and more healthy foods for school lunches. I also want to share this post with you from Food, Family and Chaos. Check out Lisa’s 4 Items that Promise to Make Packing Lunches Easier. I know we could all use some “easy” in our lives.
Did you know that school lunches are not only high in price, but also in calories? Pack back to school lunches with Bentology’s creative portion controlled lunch gear and accessories. This 7 piece Bentology set is great for sending healthy lunches for your kids. There are so many different healthy options you can pack in your child’s lunch, and you can make sure they’ll eat it because you can include foods they love.
Inspired by single-portion Bento containers common in Japan, Bentology provides lunchboxes, lunch bags, and containers for home-packed meals that encourage healthy eating and portion control. Get lunch ideas right on their site. Bento boxes, lunch boxes, ice packs and bento accessories contain NO phthalates, BPA, PVC or lead.
Molly is back to school now….she is student teaching! She loves this Bentology Kitty Lunch Box! It fits us so well with our love for cats. Isn’t it cute? And isn’t she cute? I’m a proud mom!
Nature’s All Foods
We got to try these organic freeze-dried strawberries and apples. I mixed them together for a sweet and healthy treat. Natierra has more freeze-dried fruits and freeze-dried vegetables on their site. They make a great addition to a healthy lunch. I like that they are freeze-dried when they are very fresh. You can’t always get fresh fruits in season, but since these are fresh when they’re freeze-dried, you’ll get a lot of nutrition from them.
These dried fruits and chocolate dipped cherries and blueberries from Stoneridge Orchards are so good! Mix these up with some almonds, cashews, and sunflower seeds, and you’ve got an easy, healthy and delicious trail mix to add to any bento box lunch.
Stoneridge Orchards is the leading brand of premium dried whole Montmorency Tart Cherries, berries and other whole fruits. Always delicious, their all-natural and organic dried fruits are available from retailers across North America. You can find where these products are sold by using the store locator.
They are the perfect snack for active lifestyles and a yummy addition to trail mixes, yogurt, hot or cold breakfast cereals, baked goods, pasta sauces, and paired with your favorite wine and cheese! Be sure to check out Stoneridge Orchard’s recipe page for unique and delicious ways to use their fruits.
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Vegy Vida is a dip, mix-in and more, as it’s perfect by itself or used as an ingredient within a larger recipe. The company uses a newly discovered cucumber extract that changes the way bitter compounds in veggies (and other foods) interact with the taste receptors in kids’ mouths, making vegetables taste so much better! Vegy Vida has 8 grams of protein, no sugar, no GMO, no preservatives, no gluten, no nuts and no soy.
Kids can enjoy Vegy Vida as a dip for veggies, chips and pretzels, a sandwich dressing and even on a salad! Vegy Vida is available in three flavors: Creamy Ranch, Cheesy Cheddar & Zesty Southwest. They’ve got some super kid-friendly recipes that you’ve got to try with your kids!
Find Vegy Vida by using the store locator on their website.
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Every kid wants cookies in their lunch box, and with Mrs. Thinsters you can give them a treat you’ll feel good about. Mrs. Thinsters’ cookies are made with simple, wholesome ingredients. They’re non-GMO, contain no corn syrup, preservatives, artificial flavors or artificial colors. As if just eating these yummy cookies wasn’t enough, they’ve also got some awesome looking recipes that use Mrs. Thinsters on their website!
You can find Mrs. Thinsters at these retailers or use the store locator on their site.
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Take the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge
I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating. I love companies who give back. It is so important to bless others when you are blessed. Produce for Kids, in conjunction with several lunchbox-friendly companies, is supporting the Power Your Lunchbox Pledge. Now through September 22, these companies will make a collective $1 donation to Feeding America® children’s programs such as Kids Café, Backpack program and Child Hunger Corps when you take the pledge. The digital program has raised nearly $60,000 for Feeding America® programs that benefit families and children. Since its creation in 2002, Produce for Kids has raised more than $6 million to benefit children and families.
At Produce for Kids, you’ll find 50+ lunchbox-friendly healthy recipes, family-tested and approved by a registered dietitian. There are so many fun recipes kids will love.
Check out these adorable Banana Sushi Rolls.
I also love this Brown Bear Bento Box idea! It is healthy, fun and fits right in with what a lot of little ones will be learning at school.
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Bitty Bites Good Lunch Boxes
Speaking of little ones who would love Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?, I’ve got another great bento-type lunch box that would be perfect for the preK and Kindergarten set.
Kids will be thrilled to tote their lunch in this super-cool, eco-friendly lunch box from Personal Creations. The lockable lid seals in freshness, while inner compartments keep foods separated.
- Made of food-safe, non-toxic, lead-free, PVC-free and phthalate-free polypropylene
- Locking lid design is great for storing food and protecting against spills
- High inner walls keep foods safely separated
- Microwavable (remove lid)
- Personalize with any name up to 15 characters
- Currently available in Owl, Hedgehog, Fox, and Garden designs