Let's face it, packing a lunch box sure isn’t what it used to be. Gone are the days of a daily sandwich and carrot sticks. Today kids have much more diverse and sophisticated tastes, food allergies require special consideration, everyone is looking for better-tasting ways to get protein into snack bags and parents are, well, still trying to find creative ways to sneak in the fruits and veggies! That’s right, kids are eating sushi out of bento boxes and even the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich has gone nut-free. So what’s a parent to do? Below are a few great options for packing a lunchbox that kids of all ages will love, and that will make parents happy too!
Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butter is an award-winning delicious nut-butter alternative made from naturally sweet and "nutty" tasting golden peas, but without a trace of peanuts, tree nuts, seeds, or soy. That’s right, golden peas! That means it’s made from pea protein – the high quality, plant-based protein source that is getting tons of nutrition buzz these days. Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butters are produced in a nut-free facility and are all natural, gluten-free, and contain no high fructose corn syrup, no hydrogenated oils, and no artificial colors or flavors. Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butter is available in two varieties, Smooth and Chocolate – both available in 18 ounce jars and Smooth in these convenient grab-and-go cups. Sneaky Chef No-Nut Butter is an indulgent peanut butter alternative that is so good, everyone will love it, allergies or not!
Inspired by flavors from around the world, Spiced & Infused marries the whole grain goodness of popcorn with real herbs and spices and other pure ingredients to create delicious flavors that take you on a culinary adventure. The unique and delicious herbs and spices used in Spiced & Infused popcorn are known not only for their flavor, but also for their known health benefits, and provide delicious taste with less calories and fat than many other flavored popcorn options. Available in four delicious flavors – Bombay Seasoning, Chipotle Taco, Asian Barbecue, and French Herb, Spiced & Infused popcorn is a great snacking option for the whole family and is perfect for snacks, in lunchboxes, at parties or to take movie night to a whole new level.
Created from one of nature’s most universally-loved fruits, the banana, BananaWave banana milk is a delicious, creamy and nutrient-filled new option. Derived from an ancient African recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation and first introduced to Fresh Start Beverage founder, Neter Alkebulan, by his own Grandmother, BananaWave banana milk begins with a universally loved fruit that is a staple in most households – bananas. In fact, because BananaWave banana milk begins with pure banana puree, one serving contains as much potassium as a small banana, 330 mg, and also contains 29 vitamins and minerals and 1200 mg of Omega-3s per serving. BananaWave banana milk is vegan, all natural, dairy, gluten and GMO free. BananaWave banana milk contains three of nature’s “superfoods” – fruit, grains and seeds – making it a nutritious option for anyone with an on-the-go lifestyle, active kids, athletes, and of course, banana lovers. It is also an ideal option for vegans, vegetarians, those managing a dairy or nut allergy or for anyone looking for a nutritious alternative milk beverage. Delicious and refreshing on its own as a snack or meal replacement, BananaWave banana milk is also perfect for smoothies, on cereal or for use in cooking and baking.
Protein Energy Power is an exciting new option for anyone with an active lifestyle (including Kids and Moms getting into the new Back-To-School routine!) who is looking for a natural, plant-based protein supplement. Protein Energy Powder is a versatile peanut-based energy drink that is perfect for anyone with an on-the-go lifestyle – from an ideal pre- or post- workout supplement to a perfect solution for a balanced on-the-go breakfast for moms getting their kids out the door in the morning!