5f999ceca8b79e1616fac8d7eedc39c4 The Snyder Family: August 2019

Back to School: Two Weeks of Healthy Snack Options

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

1. Mini- Bento Box: Three compartments make packing a snack easy peasy, plus no zip loc bags to throw away! A spot for a fruit/veggie and a "crunchy" as we like to say at our house!
2. Bumpkin Reusable Snack Bags: We have used these for our little ladies for years, they are dishwasher safe, easy to zip/seal and come in the cutest patterns.
3. Zip-Tuck Reusable Snack Bags: Another great useable bag option, comes in a few different patterns and I do like that you can see whats inside!
4. SnapLock Snack Container: Perfect for packing a veggie with dip, yogurt with granola, etc.
5. HydroFlask Water Bottle: Has a great seal and keep the girl's water cold, this is the water bottle they will keep on their desk at school, I'll also put a cute name label on it to add a personalized touch.
6. Safe + Fair granola: With Emmy's food allergies, we love stocking up on Safe + Fair products, they are all delicious and I love how easy the snack bags are to pack!
7. Dragon Bars: My girls love these organic fruit & grain bars, my girls especially love the strawberry banana flavor!

Two Weeks of Easy Snack Ideas:

Day 1: Apples & Sunbutter
Day 2: Raspberries & Made Good Granola Bar
Day 3: Mini Peppers & Annie's Cheddar Bunnies
Day 4: Grapes & Organic String Cheese
Day 5: Strawberries & Organic Animal Crackers
Day 6: Carrots & Organic Ranch
Day 7: Yogurt & Safe + Fair Gavin's Granola
Day 8: Dragon Bar (code SNYDERCO10 for 10% off)
Day 9: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Muffin
Day 10: Organic String Cheese & Pretzel Chips
Day 11: Carrots/Cucumbers & Hummus (Tahini Free Recipe)
Day 12: Strawberries & Safe + Fair Birthday Cake Granola
Day 13: Graham Cracker & Sunbutter
Day 14: Banana & Yogurt Pouch

Coupon Codes: Safe + Fair SNYDER10 for 10% off and free shipping // Dragon Bars SNYDERCO10 for 10% off // 
Stuck on You for 20% off SOYBLOG19 (not valid on value packs)

When it comes to pairing a drink with the girl's school snack and lunches, 75% of the time I'm sending water. My girls are big water drinkers, it's great for their immune system and not packing a juice box is an easy way to cut back on a bit of sugar. I'm sure I'll be sending a juice box or chocolate milk in Avery's lunch from time to time, three options that are my juice box go-to's are: ReThink Water, Kirkland Organic Chocolate Milk or Trader Joe's Organic Lemonade Pouches.

Coupon Code: ReThink Water SNYDERFAM15 for 15% off

We hope your kiddos will enjoy these 14 days of delicious snacks- do you have a go-to snack we left off our list? Share your favorite snack time options in our comments!

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Back to School: Capsule Wardrobe for Girls

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Tops: A mix of everyday basics, a denim tunic and solid sweatshirt is a great base to mix and match with all of the bottoms we found! I tend to keep Avery's tops pretty neutral, that way she can mix and match and can also add a fun accessory. 

Back to School: Lunch Box Must- Haves

Saturday, August 17, 2019

1. Food Allergy Labels: A quick and easy way for a little added protection for kiddos with food allergies- sticking this to their lunch containers is a great way to let supervisors know about important allergies. 
2. Bag Tag: An easy way to personalize a lunch box or book bag- add your phone number & bus number to the back!
3. Mini Bento Box: The best way to pack a snack, includes three compartments, perfect for a healthy snack!
4. Sandwich Shaper: Adding a little flair to your kiddos sandwiches, veggies, cheese, etc. I love knowing Avery will smile when she opens up her lunch box!
5. Label Set: It's time to label ALL the things, stick these cute name labels on lunch containers, water bottles, folders, etc. 
6. Cold Pack Lunch Box: I love that this lunch box includes a detachable ice pack, one less things to stick in the lunch box! Extra points for having a side mesh water bottle holder. 
7. Silicone Food Cups: I love using these inside of Avery's bento boxes- perfect for portioning out sweet treats, crunchy snacks, fruit and more. 
8. Reusable Sandwich Bags: I can't stand flying through boxes of snack bags, Avery knows to throw these back in her lunch bag when she finishes her sandwich. 
9. Reusable Snack Bags: Another great reusable option, Avery and Emmy get to have a snack at school, these are super easy to pack and wash!
10. Bento Box Lunch Box: The cutest personalized lunch box that fits a bento box and ice box perfectly!
11. Thermal Bento Box: We LOVE these, not just for school, but for days trips to the beach or zoo too. My girls aren't big sandwich girls, so I like to pack pasta in the thermos spot. 
12. Lunch Box Notes: I sure am going to miss my baby girl when she's away at school all day, I love the idea of including a sweet note in her lunch from time to time. 
13. HydroFlask Water Bottle: I plan on sending Avery with a water bottle for her desk and one for her lunch box. This will keep her water nice and cold, perfect for hot days!
14. Large Water Bottle: This water bottle will be for lunch, my girls drink water like crazy- I'm hopeful this will be enough for her during lunch time. 
15. Thermos: Another Thermos option, I pack this thermos with the snack sized bento box in Avery's lunch bag. 
16. Skinny Ice Packs: We love these skinny ice packs, I place them right on top of the bento box and there is still room for a juice box or any lunch extras on top. 
17. Ice Packs: These ice packs come in fun shapes, I always like to have a few back-ups in the freezer in case I forget to unpack their lunch box right away! 

Happy lunch packing Mama's, I'm hopeful I'll end the year as strong as I'm starting the year... we will see if that happens. I'll also be back with more themed bento box lunches and healthy snack options soon!