This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.
Back to school season is in full swing and another busy chapter in parenting is among us. Meal planning for the family can be huge (and somewhat stressful) part of this season of parenting. Don’t fret, I’ve rounded up 9 back to school food essentials that make life easier and picky taste buds happy. I’ve also included a way to give back to the community and those who are facing food insecurity due to the pandemic.
Looking for new back-to-school foods to incorporate in your weekly meal planning? It can be easy to fall into a rut and serve the same meal and snack options over and over. I try to spice things up and experiment with my kids’ taste buds but it can be hard when you are busy with school, extracurriculars, and more. It’s also challenging to find time to volunteer and support our community when they are in need. Keep reading to learn a simple way how you can help people facing poverty.
Back to School Food Essentials
First, let’s help our neighbors with Feeding America
First, let’s talk about the painful reality that hunger is everywhere! For millions of people in America, a daily meal isn’t a choice between different dishes. It’s a choice between food and other crucial needs—like medicine, electricity, or childcare
Did you know that September is Hunger Action Month? It’s a time when the Feeding America network and the national public come together to raise awareness and inspire action to help people facing the impossible choices of hunger. Let’s work together to improve food security. Consider donating your time or make a donation to Feeding America. 99% of contributions go into hunger-relief programs.
Veggies Made Great
I love Veggies Made Great products. My friend first introduced me to these delicious treats. I love to eat the Spinach Egg White Frittatas for breakfast and especially before my workouts as each one has 5g of protein and only 70 calories per serving. Not to mention it’s made of nearly 80% veggies. How awesome is that?
I also love to treat myself and my kids to the Double Chocolate Muffins that are made with zucchini and carrots. It’s deliciously moist and a good source of fiber. My kids and I love these! Make sure to grab theseVeggies Made Great coupons before you head to the grocery store.
Mighty Sesame Organic & Harissa Tahini
Mighty Sesame Organic Tahini includes an ingredient packed with all the nutrition and taste you need. The best part? It’s ready to use. Just give the bottle a shake and pour on your favorite dishes. This creamy seed paste pairs well with veggies, salads, and hummus!
The Mighty Sesame Harissa Tahini is whole seed tahini mixed with Harissa spice. Super easy to add flavor to any dish and it’s a great source of protein! Tip: replace mayonnaise with this vegan ingredient!
King Arthur Confetti pancakes and buttermilk pancakes are incredibly easy to make and the perfect option for those busy mornings where you just need to eat, go and get to school on time. Just add water to mix and it’s ready to be heated on a skillet.
I love to make the confetti pancakes on Fridays to celebrate we made it to the end of the week and reward my children for a job well done. And to be honest, to treat me to a treat too!
Minute Rice is a hit in our household. Not only is it quick and easy to prepare, but there are also no weird processing or bad chemicals. Just heat each bowl in the microwave and enjoy once the rice cools. It’s that simple! Minute Rice is available in ready-to-serve white rice and brown and wild rice.
Parents, let’s celebrate our accomplishments and milestones by treating our families to these back-to-school food essentials that make our lives easier and healthier. Please consider giving back to your community to help our neighbors in need because food shouldn’t be an impossible choice.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Babbleboxx. The opinions and text are all mine.