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Back to School Bites

Aug 14, 2014 11:59AM, Published by Brian Ostrovsky, Categories: Wellness, Today


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When it comes to packing lunches and after school snacks for your little ones, it's easy to get into a rut. But by making a few delicious and convenient choices in the grocery store, you can break away from the same old sandwich routine and serve up nibbles and noshes your kids will love. 

Whether your star pupils prefer a savory dip, a light and salty snack or a chewy fruit bar, here are a few great choices you can pack.

Keep Food Fresh

* Ensure that puddings and yogurts stay cold by freezing them the night before use. You can also freeze water bottles or juice boxes to act as ice packs in lunch containers.
* Keep PB&J sandwich bread fresh by spreading peanut butter on both slices of bread, and avoid saturation by placing jelly in the center.
* Add a paper towel to containers with freshly washed fruits and vegetables. This will absorb any extra moisture, retaining peak texture and flavor.

Pop Up Some Fun

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For back-to-school snacking, you can't beat popcorn. Pop up a bowl and let the fun flavor creations begin - sweet, savory or with just a dash of salt. Popcorn is a grab-n-go treat that takes minutes to make. Plus, it's whole grain and contains fiber to fuel the body and keep you feeling fuller longer than other snacks. This beloved treat is also economical, costing mere pennies per serving. For more information, visit www.popcorn.org


Dip It Up

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For a quick burst of flavor at home or on the go, try mixing tasty toppings with veggies, pita bread, pita chips or crackers. Single servings of tasty and healthy Hummus are perfect for the lunchbox or on-the-go snacking and portable enough to bring along on any adventure. For more information, visit www.sabra.com


Fuel Their Day

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Help them have a great day at school by serving those little learners the proper fuel. From the sweetness of Blueberry to the tartness of Lemon, fruit bars are available in a variety of jam-packed flavors. Nature's Bakery Fig Bars are a good fit if you have dietary restrictions as they're cholesterol free, dairy free and kosher. For more information, visit www.naturesbakery.com


Serve a Satisfying Snack

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Do you need an easy way to pack more protein, calcium and other nutrients into your family's diet? You can't go wrong with a kid-friendly kitchen staple like low-fat yogurt. With a wide array of textures, consistencies and flavors, there are sure to be several varieties that even the pickiest eater will enjoy. Take these beloved flavors to new heights with toppings such as dried fruit, organic granola, dark chocolate and coconut shavings. 

Original Source: Family Features


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