Friday, September 11, 2015

#LunchBoxMaster with Ocean Spray {Sponsored} | A Disney Mom's Thoughts


I received free products in order to participate in a program sponsored by Ocean Spray. 


Can you believe everyone is back in school?  "Summer" is officially over and fall is right around the corner.  It's time to put away the sunscreen, swimsuits, and beach bags and swap it out for hand sanitizer, backpacks, and lunchboxes!  
Craisin products- perfect snacks for lunchboxes or after school

When school started last month, that meant packing lunches again. My son might buy lunch from the lunchroom 2 times a month.  All the other days we are packing a lunchbox struggling to keep it creative, healthy, and interesting.  While I'd love to be a "Bento Box" mom making fun, themed, creative lunches each day, I just don't have the time or energy!  However, I do have a few tips of my own for packing lunches.
  • Pack the non refrigerated items the night before and put them in the lunchbox.  Prepare and place refrigerated items in the fridge so they are ready to go in the morning.
  • If your kids are old enough, let them help make and pack the lunch.
  • Keep all of your lunchbox making supplies in one place: zip top bags, cookie cutters, napkins, straws, plastic ware, plastic containers, etc.
  • Purchase freezable ice packs with your favorite characters on them to help keep lunch cool.  Or freeze small water bottles to keep lunch cool.  When the ice melts, it can be their drink.
  • Try to have the following items in each lunch you pack:
    • Carbohydrates such as bread, crackers, or a pita.
    • Dairy food such as yogurt, cheese or milk.
    • Protein such as lean meat, peanut butter or hardboiled eggs.
    • Crunchy vegetables such as carrots, edamame, celery or cucumbers.
    • Fruit such as apples, berries, grapes, citrus, or cranberries!
    • Consider packing Ocean Spray Fruit Clusters, Milk Chocolate Craisins or Greek Yogurt Craisins as a healthy, sweet treat in lunchboxes!
  • You can always visit Ocean Spray to find tips, recipes and nutritious offerings that will help you become a professional when it comes to packing a lunch.
Ladybugs on a Log
Are you looking for that perfect back-to-school snack? Try Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries. As the official fruit snack of Walt Disney World® Parks and Disneyland® Resorts, they’re a tasty, healthy snack that the whole family will love!  "Ladybugs on a Log" is one of our favorite after school snacks.  The crunch of the celery along with the sweetness of the Craisins mixed with peanut butter is perfect!
great snacks to carry into Disney parks
Ocean Spray products are perfect for taking into Disney parks too! Pack a soft sided lunchbox with your favorite snacks and tuck it in your backpack.  Some items we like are Craisins, granola bars, Milk Chocolate Craisins, Craisins Fruit Clusters, turkey sticks, trail mix and fruit snacks.  We also like to save money by packing lunch as well.  We bring our own bread for each person stored in a plastic sandwich container, a cup of Jif to go and packets of squeeze jelly. When we are ready for lunch, we make our sandwich on the spot and don't have to worry about eating a soggy sandwich or one with jelly seeping through the bread!  It works every time. 
Now you are ready to pack your lunch with your favorite Ocean Spray products!  If you're lucky enough to be packing a lunch to take to Walt Disney World in the next few months, make sure you head to Epcot because the bog is back! Be sure to check out Ocean Spray's cranberry bog display at the Epcot® International Food and Wine Festival September 25 - November 16.

Share your best lunchbox tips & tricks using the hashtag, "#LunchboxMaster" on Twitter! You’ll be entered to win an Ocean Spray® Ultimate Master Lunchbox Set. Contest ends September 18th. Visit OceanSpray.com for inspiration to help you master the lunchbox!

I received free products in order to participate in a program sponsored by Ocean Spray.

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