Some of you may be morning people but I AM NOT!! My husband sets my alarm 15 minutes early so I can still have my window of turning the alarm off a few times. Invariably though, I will oversleep and not have much time for breakfast and lunchbox ideas for the kids. I love to keep these items handy so that I can easily pack a nutritious lunch. This way when I have an I-have-5-minutes-to-make-my-breakfast-and-leave moment (crisis) I can easily find healthy affordable items from my pantry. P.S. I am cranky without my breakfast.
Super Target has 4 pk Stoneyfield organic yogurt cups for $1.87. Go to Stoneyfield.com and print out the $1 off coupon for super lunchbox savings!
Target has Annie's canned organic pasta meals for only $1 each this week!! I love these for a quick back-up lunch idea when I oversleep ( or turn the alarm off 3 times )
Del Monte 4 pack fruit cups are on sale for $2. Go to target.com and print the $1 off STORE coupon
Big Lots (if you are lucky enough to have one nearby!)
- canned Del Monte fruit in NATURAL JUICE for only $0.40 each
- Big Lots brand honey braided whole wheat twists. These taste soooooo good and have a 3 g fiber per serving. EVERYONE I shared these with loves them. What a great way to add great tasting fiber to your lunch or snack. I like these served with peanut butter or plain and a side of fruit. Yummy, crunchy fiber goodness!
Speaking of peanut butter, I just saw my favorite new last minute lunch/snack idea. Wal-mart now sells individual 1.1 oz. pouches of Peanut Butter & Co. brand peanut butter. They also have a peanut butter/dark chocolate version. These fit perfectly in a pocket or purse for quick on-the-go protein. They are only $0.66 each. But the whole pantry storage pack of 10 for back-up out-the-door. Great for those on-the-go breakfasts on a whole grain waffle, crackers, wheat pretzels (see above) or apple slices. I prefer these versus the national brand cup individual peanut butter servings as there are only 4 simple ingredients and NO HYDROGENATED oils or fats added. Just simple peanut butter goodness. It is about the size of an individually wrapped tea bag so the size is perfect to keep with you at all times. Kids love it!
Stay healthy! Stay sane! Don't give in to the processed junk food hype. You CAN find YAAH foods everyone will enjoy. YAAH= yummy, affordable, available, healthy.