Pack that Lunch! It’s that time of year again: kids of all ages are headed back to school! Send them off the with the newest styles, lunch items, and accessories and save a dime or two with this year’s back-to-school roundup. We searched far and wide for some of our favorite things to get your whole family off to a great start.
New Rooibee Roo tea made just for kids will help your kids stray from sugary, carbonated drinks in the cafeteria by packing individually bottled Rooibee Roo tea that comes in fruity flavors of cherry, orange and mango. Each bottle is loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C, has less than 60 calories per serving and only 12 grams or organic cane sugar. For only $1.15 per bottle, kids love the taste and parents love knowing their child is getting much needed nutrients. Rooibee Roo tea is available in Kroger grocery stores and on RooibeeRedTea.com. If you order online, you can get 15% off your purchase for back-to-school using the code Back2School.
Skip those unhealthy chip bags for handmade artisanal specialty crispbreads- healthier and better tasting, too. Created by Austin-based professionally trained chef, Mark Spedale, Primizie has mastered thick crisp cuts perfect for dipping in cheese, spreads, and more! The crisps are all natural with no trans fat, cholesterol, or preservatives. Throw a pack into your lunch bag or save them for an after-school snack (you might have to keep them away from the parents). Find them online at www.primiziesnacks.com or at your local grocery store for $3.99.
Even though school may be starting and fall is on it’s way, the warm weather will be around for a while! Cool down after school with GoodPop Frozen Pops, an all-natural ice pop company from Austin. Made with the freshest, local ingredients and interesting flavors like watermelon agave and hibiscus mint, this is a healthy treat your kids will look forward to. GoodPop Frozen Pops come in boxes of four for $5.99 and are mainly found in grocery stores and supermarkets around Texas.
Earth’s Best Snax
From Earth’s Best, the most trusted organic kids brand for 30 years, comes, Earth’s Best Snax. These grab-n-go cups of Apple Cinnamon, Graham, Sweet Potato and more are the perfect size for any backpack or lunch box. Mix these nutritious snacks with yogurt for a breakfast that prepares your kids for a day of learning, or add them to a trail mix to snack on throughout the day. Earth’s Best Snax are available online at www.earthsbest.com, Babies R Us, or www.diapers.com, for $3.99.
Ella’s Kitchen recognizes that the little ones eat with all of their senses, so all of their snacks and packaging are exciting for adventurous eaters. Ella’s Kitchen’s Nibbly Fingers in a variety of fruit flavors like Apples + Strawberries, Bananas + Raisins, and Mangoes + Carrots are perfect to pack in lunch boxes for the little ones to munch on to refuel for lots of learning throughout the day. Ella’s Kitchen products are available for purchase at Walmart, Diapers.com, Target, Walgreens, Babies R Us, and www.ellaskitchen.com for $5.19.
Popcorn, Indiana introduces the FIT popcorn line, for healthy after-school snacks or lunches. The whole grain, 40 calories or less per serving popcorn tastes amazing and comes in delicious flavors such as sea salt, olive oil, parmesan and more. Encourage your children to snack smarter and purchase FIT popcorn at a nearby Safeway or Bed Bath & Beyond for $4.99.
Celebrate the first day of school with a drink from SodaStream. SodaStream allows parents to create better-for-you beverages with ease. In just seconds, turn tap water into your favorite fizzy drink. While saving time and money not having to buy sugary sodas, you are also saving the planet by reducing the amount of plastic bottles and aluminum cans that go into the trash. Kids will have a blast flavoring and creating their own drinks. Buy your SodaStream online at www.sodastreamusa.com or at these retailers for $79.99: Target, Walmart, Kohl’s and more. By Becca Gamache and Marika Flatt