Is anyone out there as happy as I am about the kids going back to school? In a little over 2 weeks, I’ll be putting my kids on the bus and doing a little dance! The most important things in their backpacks? A healthy snack and lunch featuring Horizon and Silk products from Kroger to help them make it through the day!
I love my kids dearly, but I also work at home. It’s very difficult to entertain three kids and accomplish any sort of work around the house. I’m looking forward to sending them to school, not because I don’t want to see them, but because I want the time that I spend with them to be worthwhile. While they’re away, though, I do want them to keep in mind that they are my top priority.
One of the best ways that I can show my love while they are away is through the snacks and lunches that I pack for them. We have not trusted school lunches for a while now and, since finding out about Sophie’s food allergies, I just can’t be sure that she’ll be safe with the food served out of the school cafeteria. If I’m making the lunches, I can be confident that the food will be healthy, tasty, and safe for all three of my kiddos. Kroger makes that easy by having a Natural Foods Department in their store. In my store, it was right next to the produce section. No more confusion about which products are organic or not. I can even find my favorite WhiteWave Food products, like Silk and Horizon Organic right in the separate Natural Foods dairy section!
My kids’ favorite dinners are our snack dinners. I make nice little ranch dressing by combining 1/2 cup of Silk almond milk, 1 cup of mayo, 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 tsp dill, 1 tsp dried basil, 1 tsp dried oregano, 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, and 1/4 tsp onion powder.
Serve that alongside meats, cheeses, breads, and, of course, lots of healthy veggies! This always gets a big smile out of my kiddos!
To recreate this for their lunch boxes is super easy! I just spread some of that ranch dressing onto a tortilla and top with some turkey and cheese. Roll it up and cut into nice little slices for a fun “sandwich” option. Pack a small container of the dressing along with some carrots and tomatoes for some easy finger foods, toss in a Horizen Organic snack, and add a box of Horizon Organic milk for a lunch that not only satisfies, but is easy to pack on those busy school mornings.
As a bonus, I can use this dressing to make myself a nice salad for lunch and get myself back on track with my weight loss goals for the year!!
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This conversation is sponsored by WhiteWave Foods. The opinions and text are all mine.