Back-to-School Lunch Essentials

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Gear up for back-to-school with the must-have products for school and home. The following list of essentials was crafted by a busy mom of two who is always on the lookout for the latest and greatest back-to-school gear!

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Make lunchtime and prep a breeze with these essentials! 

Jokari’s has all the essentials as kids head back to school. From bottle straws, food labels and at-home organization Jokari is the one-stop-shop to get busy kids and parents out the door. Their Adjustable Baggy Opener is an extra set of hands in the kitchen. Use them to hold your plastic bags open while you’re stuffing them, or you can hang your washed bags on to dry. The arms are adjustable so that they can fit bags of almost any shape or size. The Baggy Openers fold flat for storage.

Roll’eatsustainable, eco-friendly, reusable food wrappers and snack bags are perfect for lunchboxes. Simply pack, snack, clean and rewrap snacks, sandwiches and more with Roll’eats stylish and useful collections of Boc’n’Roll sustainable sandwich wraps, Snack’n’Go zero waste snack bags and a Snack’n’Go Duo.

Enjoy finding your favorite Roll’eat reusable food wrapper from their beautiful variety of solid colors, patterns like tile and patchwork, and fresh designs with fruits, nature, animals and more. You can also choose from their new Bio Collection that offers the Boc’n’Roll and Snack’n’Go made of 100% biodegradable materials.

Brand Factory– Back-to-School just got a major design upgrade that holds functionality and sustainability at its core with a water bottle made out of sugarcane! The Suga water bottle from Brand Factory is the perfect lightweight choice for hydration at school that won’t add weight to the backpack or take a toll on your back-to-school budget. “This reusable bottle is made from renewable sugarcane” is printed on the side of this recyclable, sustainable, BPA free, 22 ounce water bottle that features an easy carry handle, and it’s durable enough for the freezer and dishwasher. Suga is available in four earthy tones: Sand, Sky, Ocean, and Pebble.

Whoa Dough– Let them eat cookie dough! Send kids back to school with Whoa Dough, a healthy edible cookie dough bar they can pack in their lunch box or toss in their backpack! These plant-based, gluten-free cookie dough bars are made with real ingredients that’ll satisfy kids’ sweet tooth–minus the parent guilt! It’s a sweet and salty snack bar with a smooth texture – just like homemade cookie dough (and who doesn’t love that?!). Dairy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, soy-free, vegan, kosher, and plant-based with no artificial ingredients.

 

Packed with 4g of protein, 5g of fat, and 9g of sugar starting at only 140 calories, Whoa Dough is a convenient on-the-go snack, whenever they need one–from the cafeteria or classroom to the playing field to an after-school snack!  Check out the tasty flavors — Chocolate Chip, Sugar, Sugar Sprinkle, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and Brownie Batter. Also comes in a variety pack.

Americano Peanut ButterIt’s that time of year again where kids are headed back to school and parents are prepping not only backpacks, but lunchboxes too. Let’s face it, lunches have gotten pretty creative over the last decade.  However, the time-tested, classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich will always stand out among the rest!

Parents looking for a delicious and healthy organic peanut butter now have reason to rejoice thanks to a company called Americano.  Americano means parents don’t have to settle for a cheaply-made nut butter full of questionable ingredients or low-quality, supposedly organic peanut butter of unknown origin. Produced with care and love of natural ingredients with no harmful additions.

Americano’s peanut butter will be a natural energy booster for kids and adults alike! The line is also perfect for school snacks like peanut or almond butter with apples or celery sticks too!

 

Yipes! Hand Wipes-Yipes! wipes are made with 99% plant-derived ingredients and 98% water, plus they are hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested. formulated without parabens, phthalates and petrolatum. Yipes! kids wipes effectively clean faces and hands. as parents, we created Yipes! wipes to encourage kids to develop independent, healthy habits.

 

Each individual wet wipe is easy for kids to open on their own. our canister is easy to open, pull and close. Each wet wipe is 94% biodegradable, compostable, not tested on animals, vegan and made in USA.

Continue the learning at home with these at-home activities that are fun and educational.

eat2explore is an award-winning educational food & culture “explorer box” that inspires families to cook, taste and discover different world’s cuisines and cultures. New country and regional boxes will debut this year including Jamaica, Thailand, Iran and Germany. The boxes can be purchased one box at a time, or through a monthly subscription.

 

eat2explore provides three easy-to-follow-recipes and a shopping list to purchase proteins and vegetables of your choice, as well as including hard-to-find spices and sauces. By incorporating cooking into your schedule, you give your kids a head start on skills they will use for a lifetime, as well as, creating delicious, healthy meals. The country information included with each box will springboard your child’s understanding into new territory each month. It’s easy to expand on all of the subjects your kids are learning in school through your kids’ eat2explore adventure (science, history, geography, health, math, reading, writing and more)!

GIRLS CAN! CRATE– Inspire young girls with award-winning GIRLS CAN! CRATE, a monthly subscription box created to empower girls–and boys (ages 5-10) to Do and BE anything by introducing them to fearless women of history who made the world better.

Each month, a new kit celebrates the life of a strong, diverse female role model such as Ella Fitzgerald, Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie, Frida Kahlo, Malala Yousafzai, Sally Ride and more.

Crates include the GIRLS CAN! 28-page activity book with an original story celebrating a featured woman and other fun activities, 2-3 hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) challenges with necessary supplies, a collectible button and much more. 

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