Before we know it kids will be returning to school, whatever that looks like this year, and as my oldest heads off to middle school, we have decided it's time for me to start teaching her how to craft her own lunch. Luckily for me, I can grab NABISCO Multipacks, Danimals® Smoothies, Danimals® Yogurt Pouches, and Horizon® Organic Single Serve Milk Boxes while I'm picking up back to school supplies at Target to craft a fun, easy, and balanced lunch my kids.
Having fun makes things easier, so so we decided to make a Shoot for the Stars themed lunch. I can't think of a better way to launch into a new school year during a pandemic than shooting for the stars! Using the Craft a Lunch with NABISCO Snacks, Danimals, and Horizon! sheet I listed the options we had for protein, veggies, and fruit. With my careful supervision, my 5th grader cut out star-shaped whole wheat bread and deli turkey for her sandwich. She also used a smaller cookie cutter to cut out some star-shaped fruit and veggies from a few choices I had on hand. She then chose between a Danimals® Smoothie, a Danimals® Yogurt Pouch, or a Horizon® Organic Single Serve Milk Box in plain or chocolate.
I love how many different flavors Danimals® Smoothies and Danimals® Yogurt Pouches there are so I can always have different ones on hand. Having choices matters more than ever right now as kids' choices are so limited due to the pandemic. It gives them a sense of control in a world that seems out of control. Plus, Horizon® Organic Single Serve Milk Boxes comes in plain and chocolate - more options!
Finally, she picked out a Limited Edition NABISCO MINIONS Mini CHIPS AHOY! Cookies packet as a treat. I love that they are portioned so I don't have to do any calculating on how much a serving is and the NABISCO Multipack Snacks and NABISCO Cookie Multipacks make it really easy to have lots of choices on hand.
My daughter loved deciding what she wanted in her lunch and not what mom told her to include! I loved knowing that whatever choices she made it created a balanced meal to fuel her afternoon, and I was easily able to grab all of the NABISCO, Danimals® Smoothies, Danimals® Yogurt Pouches, and Horizon® Organic Single Serve Milk Box products at Target when I was picking up back to school supplies!
What We Used
2 slices whole wheat bread
2 oz. deli turkey
3/4 cup cucumber and carrots
1/2 cup strawberries and golden kiwi
Danimals® Smoothies, Danimals® Yogurt Pouches, or Horizon® Organic Single Serve Milk Box - Plain or Chocolate
Limited Edition NABISCO MINIONS Mini CHIPS AHOY! Cookies or Limited Edition NABISCO MINIONS OREO Mini Cookies
Star-shaped cookie cutters
*Pro Tip - leftover deli meat, veggies, and fruit can be saved for adult lunches.
Ready to Craft Your Lunch?
- Don't miss some great deals on Circle in the Target App including 10% off NABISCO Multipack Snacks with Circle in the Target App (Aug 10 - Sept 7), and 10% off Danimals® Smoothies and Danimals® Yogurt Pouches (Aug 8 - 15, Aug 23 - 29, and Sept 9 - 12), 10% off Horizon® Organic Single Serve Milk Boxes (Aug 9 - Sept 9), and 15% off Horizon® Organic Single Serve Milk Boxes (Sept 10 - 19).
- Download and print the Craft Your Lunch sheet so kids can make choices, but you still have the ultimate say in what they are packing! Find it HERE or click the image below!
- Have fun together learning how to Craft Your Lunch!
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