Back to school may look a little different this year but we could always use nutritious meal and snack ideas. Today I shared my tips and recipes on Good Food Friday!
I partnered with Quaker to share their awesome school day snack and breakfast options that provide great taste and convenience. Life Cereal is a delicious breakfast choice that the whole family will love. It comes in delicious flavors including cinnamon, vanilla and strawberry. Each tasty square is made with whole grain goodness, with at least 24 grams of whole grains per one cup serving, so you can feel good about what you’re eating and feeding your family. Now Quaker Chewy is easy to add to kid’s lunchboxes or conveniently snack on at home. They are made with 100% whole grains and other delicious ingredients. They have at least 9 g of whole grains in each bar, 100 calories or less and no artificial flavors or added colors. Plus they come in flavors that kid love like Chocolate Chip and Smores. You can visit QuakerOats.com to check out these products and more.
Next we have an interactive snack option that can help get kids get excited about eating nutritiously. My sweet and savory ants-on-a-log are made with Dandy celery, which is grown to be sweeter, crispier, crunchier and less stringy than any other celery in the produce aisle. The Dandy Fresh Cut Celery Sticks are perfect for building what I call snacks with staying power to fuel school days and parent’s busy schedule. Simply dip or stuff your fiber-rich celery with a protein source – here I used nut butter and hummus. Celery’s not only a nutritious treat for humans, but your furry friends can enjoy it too! Dandy is currently hosting a “Dog Days of Summer” Promotion offering fans a chance to win some awesome prizes. Visit DudaFresh.com to enter to win through the end of August.
Next we have an after school sweet treat that can also help kid’s stay cool. Enlightened Ice Cream is a perfectly portioned, low sugar feel-good ice cream that is high in protein AND FIBER… with a creamy texture. The bars come in delectable flavors including cookies and cream, mint chip swirl and vanilla dark chocolate almond. You can order Enlightened ice cream at EatEnlightened.com to ship directly to your door or find them locally at Publix and Harris Teeter.
Finally we have a nutrient-dense potato chip swap to satisfy kid’s crunchy cravings. Bada Bean Bada Boom is a roasted broad bean brand that makes high protein, high fiber vegan crunchy bean snacks. They come in sweet and savory flavors including Zesty Ranch, Everything Bagel, Nacho Cheeze and Cocoa Dusted. Sprinkle them over a salad or oatmeal, use them as a breadcrumb swap or simply enjoy on their own. The Boom Box is perfect for back to school – it contains 52 packs total in all 13 flavors. You can order it at BadaBeanSnacks.com.