School lunch. It’s a problem. Either I remember to put something together in advance for my son, while I’m throwing dinner together, or I’m frantically tossing pantry staples into his lunch bag while running out the door in the morning. I definitely prefer the days when I prepare in advance, but so often it’s the latter.
When it so happens that I’m having one of “those” mornings, (those oh-crap-I-overslept-where’s-my-coffee-I’m-dropping-my-son-off-at-school-in-my-PJ’s mornings), I throw in a package of Lance crackers (out of the package, of course… maybe the teachers won’t know), a few raisins, and some green beans out of a can? Oh, and a cheese stick for good measure. If there’s time.
On my better days, I put something together with a little more thought. A meal made with care, a little love note from his momma, and a sticker or two just for fun. Graham, prefers these lunches. Surprise, surprise. Currently, he’s on a Cream Cheese Tortilla wrap kick, and lets me sneak in some healthy veggies and proteins too. I add a few fresh fruits to his lunch, berries are his favorites, and in this case, we’ve got some crunchy plantain chips too. His favorite part, though? You guessed it, the Kidz Zone Perfect Bar… Yeah, it’s yellow cupcake flavor and has sprinkles on the package. True awesomeness to a four-year-old. Nevermind it’s chock full of protein, vitamins and fiber. True awesomeness for mom.
Want some true awesomeness in your (kid’s) life? (Don’t worry. We won’t tell if you try one yourself. This may be the time to confess that the Caramel Crunch is pretty darn terrific.) Anywho, moving on… Zone Perfect would like to give one lucky Mom Favorites reader a box of each of their Kidz Zone Perfect bars in each of the three flavors: Yellow Cupcake, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, and Caramel Crunch. Enter using the application below, and good luck!