This post is sponsored by Sensible Portions but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
As I get last minute things together for my older kids’ first day of school, I have started prepping for my toddler’s school year: school lunches. I don’t know about y’all, but school lunch prep can drive me crazy. Trying to figure out what each will eat and what will actually stay good for when lunch time arrives. A soggy sandwich with crushed chips isn’t too appetizing of a lunch, don’t you agree? Well, you know how those toddlers can be when it comes to food preferences. Here are a few things that have not only been toddler-approved by my youngest, but are also nutritious!
Creating a toddler-approved school lunch.
Whew. I seriously do not look forward to figuring out what my toddler will eat, no matter the time of day. Even though she is not as picky as my other two, she can and will make things interesting when it comes to meal time. So how do I make sure, specifically, her school lunch is approved?
Make it fun!
I know we have heard this multiple times, but make it fun! Having things in her lunch that are colorful and fun-shaped is a plus. All my kids love it when they have a ‘fun’ lunch.
Food items they can hold easily.
Little hands need food items that they can hold without any problems. I love having food items in her school lunch that I know she can feed herself without any problems. My toddler also has that ‘I DO IT’ tendency. So it is a huge plus when she can ‘DO IT’ herself.
Great taste, of course.
I mean, we all love foods that taste great. Toddler’s will turn away more food than adults when it comes to taste. I mean, this age seems to know it all, right?! Finding foods that I know are taste-approved is my advantage when it comes to school lunches.
3 products that cover all the grounds for a toddler-approved lunch.
What if I told you there were 3 products that covered all the grounds for a toddler-approved nutritious school lunch? Yep, you heard me right. I am more than excited to share what has been successful with my youngest!
Sensible Portions Veggie Straws are airy, crunchy straws that combine garden-grown potatoes and ripe vegetables to form a better-for-you snack that has 30% less fat than the leading potato chip*. My other kids even love these!
Earth’s Best Organic® Sunny Day Snack Bars, individually wrapped, are an excellent source of calcium, iron, and zinc. Love the fact that like Veggie Straws, they do not contain any artificial flavors or coloring. They are perfect for little hands as well as great for on-the-go.
MaraNatha plain, no stir Almond Butter products are the perfect way to enjoy the great taste and natural goodness of almonds—no need to stir. My toddler loves almond butter. She will eat MaraNatha Almond Butter not only on crackers and on bread, but also straight out of a tupperware. It is great for her to be able to ‘DO IT’ herself during lunch time.
Pick up your toddler-approved lunch items at Walmart.
Don’t you love it when you can get everything you need at the same place? This mom of three definitely does! Well, you can grab all of these products from your local Walmart! I love that Sensible Portion Veggie Straws are even available in snack packs.
Ready or not, school is here.
Whether we have been counting down the days for the first day of school or not, it is here. Stop by your local Walmart to grab these 3 products to make your lunch box planning a whole lot easier and nutritious!