This is a sponsored post from Stonyfield. All thoughts, as always, are my own.
I looked at the calendar last week and was bewildered why there was only 2 weeks left of summer vacation before my kids go back to school.
We haven’t done nearly half of what I wanted to get accomplished in our 8 short weeks of summer vacation.
I’m dragging my feet in accepting that summer is almost over. Sure it will be nice to get back into the routine of things but I’ll miss the lackadaisical feel of summer. It’s a whatever goes feeling.
Back to school time means it’s back to lunch packing time. Well, not really, for us. I haven’t stopped all summer. My kids brought a lunch everyday to camp. My son still isn’t into sandwiches so I make my Easy Morning Glory Muffins or Blueberry Zucchini Muffins for him to munch on. But it gets really boring for the kids and me to have the same ol’ thing every single day. I’m always looking for new things to jazz it up a bit.
As you know, we are huge Stonyfield fans at my house. One thing that is standard in both of my kids lunch bags is some form of Stonyfield yogurt. Squeezers are a favorite especially because you can freeze it and it’s still cold by the time lunch rolls around.
The Justin’s pretzel stick snack pack is amazing. The kids (ok, me too!) loved dipping the pretzel sticks into the chocolate hazelnut spread. The pretzels are the perfect vehicle for delivering the delicious combo of chocolate and hazelnut.
And now that we have a PackIt lunch bag, everything will stay cold even longer. How cool is it that you freeze the whole bag? Maybe I’ll let one of the kids use the bag. But really? I’m keeping it for myself. Shhhh! Don’t tell on me!
The single serve packets of Justin’s Maple Almond Butter and Honey Peanut Butter are perfect for on the go snacking. Those little packets of gold have saved me quite a few times when in a pinch. They were the best thing ever when eaten at 2 a.m. prior to running my leg of Reach the Beach. They are also perfect for pre-run fuel in the early morning or when traveling for a race.
This simple dip mixture is perfect for after school snacking. Packed with protein from the whole milk Greek yogurt and nut butter, it’s the perfect vehicle for fruit, pretzels or graham crackers. Or you can totally just eat it by the spoonful. Whatever works for you!
- 1 Cup Stonyfield Whole Milk Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1-2 packets of Justin's Honey Peanut Butter (or nut/seed butter of your choice)
- Place ingredients in bowl.
- Stir to combine.
- Enjoy with fresh sliced fruit, pretzels or graham crackers. Or eat it with a spoon!
Looking for more back to school lunch ideas? Find it HERE.
What do your kids like to see in their lunchbox?