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My children have always hated the food offered through the school lunch program. The grilled cheese is soggy, the canned green beans are squishy and many of the offerings are not readily identified as food. Needless to say, they don’t buy school lunch very often. What does that mean for me? Basically, it means that I am awake every morning at 5 AM packing three lunches…every sing day (two kids, one husband…they eat a lot of food!). 5 AM is not the most pleasant time of day to be awake every morning…and I have been known to send children with the wrong lunch due to tired mom syndrome. Sorry, baby girl, I didn’t mean to give you your brother’s chocolate milk and spicy pretzels…I know those aren’t your favorites! Am I the only one that has done that?
Make Your Kid’s School Lunch Awesome!
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What’s a tired mom to do when school lunch must be packed from home? A little convenience once in a while is nice, but I don’t want to sacrifice quality just because I’m in a hurry! Applegate has come up with a solution! The new Applegate HALF TIME™ kits are an easy way to make lunching awesome for your kids while still making it EASIER for you!
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What is in the new HALF TIME™ lunch kit? Applegate has teamed up with Stonyfield and Annie’s to create HALF TIME™ , the first pre-packed lunch kit with natural and organic ingredients. These new lunch kits includes Applegate natural meats and cheeses (which have no artificial ingredients or preservatives, and are antibiotic- and hormone-free), Annie’s Homegrown crackers and snacks, and Stonyfield Organic YoKids Squeezers. These new worry-free lunch kits contain products you already know and love that are conveniently packaged together as a ready to go lunch option. When tired mom syndrome hits, now there is a convenient solution!
Mom’s Dream Team, Applegate, Stonyfield and Annie’s, are the nation’s most trusted Organic and Natural brands and they have huddled up to score some serious lunch time points with HALF TIME™. For too long, parents have had to sacrifice quality for convenience when it comes to a pre-packed lunch for their kids. Thanks to this convenient lunchtime kit, I can send my kid with a tasty school lunch and still succumb to convenience on those mornings I can barely keep my eyes open! A couple pieces of fruit and a little love note with the HALF TIME™ kit is an easy way to make school lunch awesome!
The new HALF TIME™kits come in three varieties: Turkey & Cheese, Ham & Cheese, and Bologna & Cheese. Each one comes with Annie’s Homegrown crackers and snacks, and Stonyfield Organic YoKids Squeezers. They are available nationwide at food retailers such as Target, BJ’s, and Safeway for a suggested retail price of $4.99. With HALF TIME™, you don’t have to compromise between convenience and quality. Your kids get the “cool” appeal and you can lose the guilt!
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Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire and has worked in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging and freelance writing to share this knowledge with others. Learn more about her HERE.
17 thoughts on “Skip the Cafeteria’s School Lunch and Start #LunchingAwesome with Applegate!”
I love that there is actually a GOOD meal like this for kids. It’s so hard to find fun things that are healthy too.
My kids are adults, I’m needing this option for my husband and I when we have to travel out of town to doctor appointments. We love clean meats and cheeses, fresh fruit, and snacks that are made without processed junk.
I admit, I ate one of them and really enjoyed it! Definitely not just for kids!
I have always packed lunches until this year. This year the kids decided they wanted hot lunch at school. Both have already requested to go back to packed. 😉 I do pack healthy things like peanut butter, apples, grapes, and orange slices. I would love to find a way to pack veggies and know they’d eat them. I’m thinking carrots and ranch would work for my daughter (one example), but my little guy has me stumped.
I put veggies IN things…butternut squash muffins, zucchini bread, carrot cake….they eat them without knowing they have veggies in there!
Yes I do pack their lunch. I use whole wheat bread and lettuce to make it healthy
We usually give them a ham or turkey sandwich, a bag of chips and a snack cake. The snack cake is the most important thing for them.
I don’t pack them, my kids do : ) they love any fresh fruit in their lunches.
We include cheese, fruit, and some veggies.
I pack their lunches and they like PB&J sandwiches.
I do pack her lunch (and my husbands) hahaha. I like to include baby carrots, broccoli or celery sticks. When I cannot purchase organic applesauce I make my own at home and pack her some too. A grilled cheese sandwich or food art like happy faces or Mickey mouse pancakes is nice too.
I always pack fruit.
We pack lunches when we are going somewhere and don’t want to stop for food.
I try to pack things that they can’t make too much of a mess with like fruit and sandwiches.
sometimes I liked to pack fruit and string cheese.
yes i pack all of our lunches. i like to include lots of fresh fruit, nuts and berries.
My son takes packed lunches. He like ham and cheese, yogurt and fruit snacks.