Monday, September 22, 2014

Natural Lunch Options from Leaf & Love and YumEarth

Healthier Lunch Drinks and Treats

With a new school year already upon us, we are on a hunt for natural and healthy lunchbox options for our kids. My son is in first grade and packs a lunch nearly every day. My daughter is in preschool twice a week and needs a packed lunch on those days.

We are committed to making their lunches healthy AND fun to eat. Usually we pack a sandwich, baby carrots, string cheese, grapes, a drink and, periodically, a fruit snack. Because conventional kids' drinks and fruit snacks can contain lot of sugar, dyes, and artificial flavors, I was so excited to learn about YumEarth fruit snacks and Leaf & Love Lemonade.

YumEarth Fruit Snacks

We've enjoyed YumEarth snacks in the past for holidays and trips. The YumEarth fruit snacks are ideal for school lunches and other times when you need a healthier treat option. YumEarth candies and snacks are dye-free, organic, natural, and GMO-free!

When I opened our package of YumEarth fruit snacks for the family, we were ending our Family Home Evening game night and were ready for a treat. After passing out the fruit snacks, my kids asked if they could have a second package each! After all was said and done, I only had one pack left--and I still needed to take pictures for this review! So I told the kids that they were not allowed to eat the last package until I'd taken some pictures. Well, guess what happened? Before I was able to take pictures, my husband came home the next day and ate the last pack! I see that as a huge testament to how delicious these fruit snacks are: I couldn't keep my kids OR my husband away! This picture of the fruit snacks is from the YumEarth website, which shows the different fruit shapes and flavors. My favorite are the bananas!

YumEarth natural snacks and treats are also great for other occasions and holidays! You can see how we used the YumEarth treats for natural Halloween candy and as natural Easter candy!

Leaf & Love Organic Lemonade

Drinks for lunches are also a tricky business. I'd like to send my kids to school with a drink that is organic, zero-sugar, and all-natural. What fits those requirements? Leaf & Love Organic Lemonade! Leaf & Love Lemonade is also GMO-fee, vegan, and gluten-free.The lemonade is sweetened with Stevia, a zero-sugar alternative, which has no carbs, no calories, zero glycemic index, and has no effect on blood sugar.

Leaf & Love Organic Lemonade is available on in convenient juice boxes. My son was delighted to discover a new, tasty drink in his lunch box on the first day of school. He said that the drink was tasty and he'd love to have more in his lunches from then on!

I hope you'll be able to try out these great products this year in your snacks and lunches. I'd love to hear how you like them! Here's to a great school year!

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