In all my lunch-making prowess serving up creative leftovers and sides to my children for Operation Awesome School Lunch, I’ve been stuck a little in the fruit department, especially for the little ones. They don’t have a lot of time, with their little mouths and little inexperiences fingers to peel, eat, and finish a piece of fruit in the time allotted. That’s left me with some limited choices on what to do, or some pretty messy experiments gone awry.
Oh, I could pack a banana! Until the call from the school about the bananasplosion, how the lunch is covered, and could I possibly make another. Ick!
Or, I could peel and orange and add it into one of the sections.. that isn’t sectioned off from the sandwich or crackers, and I’ve got another call from the school with complaints about an orange juice-flavored lunch. Gross!
So, I put the orange in a baggy, and place it on top of the lunch box in the lunch bag – foolproof, right? No leaking juice! But, that orange baggie comes home, flattened, and mushy. The weight of the books, lunch, and water bottle pulverized it in and made it inedible. Orange “crush,” anyone?
Or the apple slices I cut-up that are “too brown” to eat by lunch, so they come back to me looking more more like old applesauce than they do apple slices. Ew!
But, that gave me an idea! What if I could serve the kids fruit, in a single serving bag of sorts, without the unexpected pulverizing, because it’s already done for me in a respectable, acceptable, EDIBLE kind-of way?
Hello, Mott’s, my kids’ awesomest lunch snack pal. How convenient you are, in all your sleek and smooth packaging, easy to open for those tiny hands to grab, turn open, and enjoy with ease. How grateful I am for you!
Turns out, I’m not the ONLY one having a lunch issue, and finding a great solution in Mott’s. Check out this adorably funny video from What’s Up Moms?
Busy playing on the trampoline, Baby V nabs a quick drink and snack before rejoining her siblings in on the jumping fun.
Playing at the park and need a shady time-out for a snack break? Baby Dude grabs a pouch on the porch.
After a few games of basketball back-to-back, Super M comes in for a quick refueling snack before the next few driveway games begin again.
Mott’s® Snack & Go Strawberry, Original, or Natural applesauce pouches are all an excellent source of Vitamin C, with the strawberry and natural pouches having no sugar added. Regardless of which flavor they choose, I know they’re choosing healthy.
How do YOUR kids snack and go?