I received samples of Milk Unleashed for my review. All thoughts are my own.
My kids are back in school FINALLY! With all the traveling we did this summer, it was kind of hard to get the kids back on track with healthy eating and eating on a schedule. I have employed a couple of tricks that have helped get us back on track.
- Have food ready to grab and go. Since Serenity and Joey do not have time to eat breakfast at school, I like to have things for them to eat at home that they really love. They are not big fans of cereal, unless it is the sugary kind and I just do not want to load them up with sugar before sending them off to school to sit still all day. I like to make “fried” eggs and turkey bacon a head of time and layer them with wax paper in the fridge. Then every morning, the kids can grab their sandwich fillings, heat it up in the microwave and have a hot breakfast every morning. I like to use turkey bacon, because the kids think they are getting a fast food type sandwich and I know that they are much healthier.
- Milk Unleashed is a secret weapon in my house. My kids love chocolate milk. But Milk does not travel well. I hate putting milk in a water bottle because if one of the kids does not bring it back, or remember to take it out of their back pack for a while, it gets really gross and impossible to clean. Milk unleashed travels great. Since it is in a tetra carton, it does not need to be refrigerated. The kids can throw it into a lunch box, or a back pack and always have it with them. Plus, since it is a carton they can throw it away, or recycle it, and there is no messy clean up for me. If I keep a few in the freezer, they are the perfect temperature by lunch time.
- Make lunch fun! Besides adding Milk Unleashed, which is fun because it resembles a juice box and other on the go drinks, kids think they are getting a treat. I like to pack things that the kids can play with. String cheese is great because they get to pull it apart. Veggies become fun when they get to dip them into dressing or other dips. Instead of a sandwich on bread, give kids lunch meant and crackers so they can make a sandwich with it. Draw a face on a banana or orange. Or leave a fun message on a napkin.
What do your kids like to take in their lunch? What tips do you have for getting kids to eat healthier?