This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Taylor Farms. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Today I’m teaming up with Taylor farms to show you easy, veggie filled and hassle free lunch options your kids will love!
Yes, even my very own super picky eater ate raw carrots and broccoli.
Every morning, Monday through Friday, I wake up and do the same thing- make myself coffee, heat up some frozen form of breakfast food and pack Octavian lunch. Except for those rare occasions when I get a full night sleep and decide to make homemade waffles or french toast, there is absolutely nothing glamorous about mornings in my house.
(except for the coffee. the coffee is legit)
Of all parts of my morning, however, making my dearest, sweetest, pickiest (only) child lunch is my least favorite part. It wasn’t always this way. When I first started the lunch time game my hopes were high- I was going to pack the most awesome, most homemade, most nutritious lunches ever. My kid was going to be soooo healthy.
And then I forgot his lunch…on the first day.
Since then, lunchtime has been a constant rotation of three main foods – mac n cheese, frozen berries and yogurt. To be honest, I could think of worse things in this world; after all, he is getting fruit, right? But he needs some greens.
So I tried to think like a 3 year old…
One thing I have learned, particularly about my child, is that they are more responsive to food if it is made by someone (anyone!) other than their own mom. For example, if my husband and I made the same exact dish, I can guarantee that Octavian would tell you mine tasted like dirt and my husbands was the best thing since sliced bread.
I wish I were kidding.
So, I thought…what if, in addition to the other usual lunch foods I send him to school with, I also packed a healthy Snack Tray?
I am not trying to get hime to eat more; I am simply saving myself the time and energy adding new and exciting snacks, vegetables or fruits (to insure that he is getting a varied, healthy diet) to his lunch each day. I can still send him to school with his favorite mac n cheese or Jam sandwich, but simply switch up which snack tray I give him.
Basically, the Snack Trays are doing the work for me. Thank you, Taylor Farms!
(it takes a village)
For a couple weeks now I have been periodically surprising Octavian with one of these awesome Snack Trays in his lunchbox and each time it comes back empty.
He also comes back covered in Ranch Dressing…
So far Octavian’s favorite Taylor Farms Snack Trays include the Little Dipper Snack Tray (sweet carrots, crisp celery, waffle pretzels, juicy tomatoes, creamy ranch dip) and Healthy Harvest Snack Tray (crisp sliced apples, natural almonds, Colby jack cheese, sweet carrots).
But these awesome Snack Trays are not just for the kiddos! I have also been eating them on the regular. Always too busy to take a lunch break or prepare a healthy snack, these have become my favorite go-to snack or light lunch (they’re super easy to eat with one hand, too!) PLUS, the Snap Happy Snack Tray has my fav snacking vegetable- snap peas! As well as sweet carrots, juicy tomatoes and creamy ranch dip.
Other reasons why the Taylor Farms Snack Trays are awesome:
- They have Organic Snack Tray options available.
- They are perfect for the WHOLE family – my husband even gets one in his lunch sometimes 😉
- They’re not just veggies.
- They’re great for road trips and camping!
- Serving sizes are not too big or small.
- Great snack for playdates- each kiddo gets their own! (translation-no fighting)
- Kiddos love them. Obviously…
Have you tried one of Taylor Farms Snack Trays? What’s your favorite?
Learn more about how Taylor Farms helps save me time in the kitchen while helping me feed my family healthy delicious meals…