Back To School Eating Done Right! #lunchboxx2018 #Ad

*This post is sponsored by     When it comes to back to school tips, I always have a unique perspective since I am not only an educator, but I'm also a mom! Believe me, I know how overwhelming this time of the year can be when it comes to getting the kids ready for the new school year and making sure you purchase all of the school supplies that they need.     As a Working Mom who juggles a career and a family, meal planning during this time can be especially stressful because I just don't have the time to plan elaborate meals or go shopping for elaborate ingredients. So I've decided to get smart about how I'm going to prepare our family's meals and my sons' school lunches this back to school season. Thank goodness I have the help of 4 Lunchbox brands to help me keep my hungry family fed well! Here are some of my back to school meal planning tips: Prepare Big Meals To Last All Week:     My mother is Italian so we grew up eating bit Italian dinners when I was a … [Read more...]

Healthy Eating Goals For Back To School Lunches! #HormelFamily

    As much as we are all trying to hold on to the last remnants of Summer, the truth is that the new school year is right around the corner.  As a parent, I can tell you that making plans in advance and establishing a routine are very important to make sure that the back to school season goes off without a hitch.  Many parents find it quite challenging to come up with healthy back to school lunch ideas.     It is very important to create a meal plan with your family before actually heading out to the grocery store to stock up on foods.  There are so many choices out there that going shopping without some kind of a plan can be extremely overwhelming for any parent.  You have to be realistic about what your child will and will not eat and the best way to come to some kind of an agreement is to sit down and have a conversation with them about their preferences.  Working together with your child will help them to make wiser and more nutritious food choices.     Joan Hanson, the test … [Read more...]