Healthy Lunch Box Essentials
Welcome back to early mornings, packing lunches and carpooling! While we can't ease traffic or stop toddlers from kicking your seat, we can offer some advice when it comes to packing a healthy lunch. Here are our top must-haves for every kid's lunchbox this year.
Made Good Bars
MadeGood Granola Bars are the peanut and tree nut free organic snack that really hits the spot. Not only do they contain the nutrients in one full serving of vegetables from six different sources, they’re also made from whole grains and are non–GMO verified. These wholesome bars come in four delightful flavours and make the perfect afternoon pick-me-up at school or on the go.
Enjoy Life Plentils
Plentils are chips with benefits. From ancient times to the present, the lentil has been one of the best sources of plant-based protein and is a staple in diets throughout the world. Enjoy Life Foods has captured the essence of this vital legume’s all-natural goodness and turned it into a unique, protein-packed, crunchy experience.
Kiju Juice Boxes
Kiju Organic 100% juices are premium, certified organic juice blends with no added sugar. The fruits used to make Kiju Juice are grown and processed naturally for maximum health and great taste – that means no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Plus, they are non-GMO project verified!
Swap processed pudding cups for a tasty homemade version. We really love this overnight chocolate chia pudding recipe by Minimalist Baker. Chia seeds are filled with fiber which will help to keep little tummies feeling full. Try topping your pudding with fresh fruit, nuts, crunchy cereal or So Delicious coconut whipped topping!
Eliminate plastic bottles from your child's lunch box and try S’well instead. It's the only reusable bottle that looks great (with a variety of great colours and patterns) and does good. It keeps your drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. S'well is the fastest growing woman-owned company in the USA and a proud partner of UNICEF.
We would never recommend adding conventional candy to your children's lunch box, but Smart Sweets could definitely be an exception! Each package contains 24g of fiber and only 2g of sugar. They're available in two fun flavours - Fruity and Seriously Sour.
Simply Protein Kids Bars
This kid-friendly snack is filling and nutritious with 4g of protein and 4g of fiber in each bar. They're also free from peanuts, gluten, GMOs and are 100% vegan. Find fun flavours like Chocolate Brownie and Strawberry Vanilla at your local Kardish!