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Category : Back to School

It’s a parenting fact of life that some kids just don’t like drinking water. For some reason, who knows why, there is just some aversion to it and it makes you crazy. This is my 6-year-old. We have gotten to the point where she gets dehydration sores in her mouth and UTIs too often to mention, all from not being properly hydrated. So, what’s a mom to do? One day, I was handed the Gululu Interactive Water Bottle and something miraculous happened — she actually drank water. And drank. And drank. Until I had to forcibly cut her off for the day, and she hasn’t stopped since.

Gululu Interactive Water Bottle for Kids
What’s a Gululu?

The Gululu Interactive Water Bottle is an ingenious BPA-free, kids water bottle that makes developing healthy hydration habits fun and easy. They do this by incorporating a small screen with a cartoon character who moves, laughs, cries and plays simply by shaking, patting, rubbing and drinking from the bottle, even making sounds (loud enough to hear but not loud enough to be obnoxious). The more you drink, the more it does. Having only been playing with this for a few days, we’ve seen her cry when she sits for awhile without being used, she gets dizzy when you drop or shake it, rubbing the bottle on one side makes her jump and she’s even ticklish. And yes, I did say “she” because there are three characters to choose from. My daughter chose the adorable pink fish and named her “Bella.” We are deep into this at this point. (She even visits Bella on the charging station.)

The parent’s app

This is an obvious home run for the kids, but Mom and Dad, Gululu also went out of their way to make the app as functional as possible for you too. The initial set up was so easy and worked perfectly, which usually is the hitch with products like this, but not Gululu. Once it’s downloaded and connected to your phone via its own Wifi connection, it will have you enter specifics for your child, including birthday, weight, and gender, giving you a personalized hydration goal for your child. For my 43 pound 6-year-old, the goal was 40 ounces daily, which sounded like a lot to me, yet she now exceeds this daily. Once your child’s bottle is connected to the Wifi, it will send you their drinking totals via the cloud so you’re always in the know. The Gululu app not only tells me accurately how much water she’s drinking, but also at what time, and will keep a 7-day record. Parents, don’t think your kids can pull a fast one on you either by watering the plants with their water bottle, oh no, IT. KNOWS. 

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My one concern was this bottle being at school and having it be a distraction, but through the app you can set a school timer which will turn the bottles interactive features off during school hours, on at lunch, and then off again until school ends. It even has a bedtime timer where the moon rises and Bella will put herself to sleep. If your child has a friend with a Gululu bottle, shake them next to each other and the characters will jump screens and play with each other. You can also, share progress and encourage friends to meet their goals via the app.

The details

Each Gululu Interactive Water Bottle is 13.5 ounce, BPA-free, completely waterproof (I tested it), shockproof, 6-year-old kid-proof and has a rubbery feeling outer shell which is easy to hold for small hands. The spout comes apart in two pieces for full and complete washing and they are also replaceable — no chance for hidden gunk and grossness you find with other water bottles. And with the lid on, the bottle is 100% leak-proof. The Gululu sits on a dock for completely wireless charging, so no ports to worry about on the bottle itself. They say the bottle will last 2-3 days on a full charge but I think my kid plays with it a lot so we find we have to dock it every night, which is fine and has become her thing at bedtime. Gululu Interactive Water Bottles comes in five colors, three characters, and endless possibilities.

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I really can’t say enough good things about this water bottle and the instant impact it had on my daughter’s hydration levels. It’s not gimmicky, it’s not flimsy, it does everything it says it’s going to — even the box and story booklet that come with it is fancy. You’re going to love it! Gululu Interactive Water Bottles are available for pre-order now through their Indiegogo campaign. Get it quick before they run out!

You can win your own Gululu Interactive Water Bottle in our Savvy Sassy School Days Giveaway!

Which Gululu feature impresses you the most? For me, it was the school and sleep timer!
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This year my 6-year-old changed schools from a Montessori school to a traditional academy. One of the reasons for our switch was that we really wanted her in a school that requires uniforms as a dress code. Hallelujah, parents! No more arguing about whether or not cat pants match shirts with mice on them because everyone knows cats and mice are friends, therefore, matching. Uniforms are just one more way to take the hassle out of the morning rush out the door. So after I signed her name on the dotted line I knew French Toast would be my next stop for everything we would ever need to outfit her for a successful school year.

You can win a year of uniforms from French Toast in our #SavvySassySchoolDays Giveaway!

 

French Toast is a one-stop online uniform retailer that has everything you need, in every color style and size, from 2T up. Easily search for your uniforms by color, style, and even by school or zip code. And everything you buy from French Toast comes with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee and no hassle returns — it’s really a no-brainer. In addition to all that greatness, French Toast also offers fundraising programs for your child’s school and if you sign up for their email list you will receive discount codes on a weekly basis for keeping up on their uniform needs throughout the school year, too. Now Mom is happy, kids are dapper, all it right with the world.

French Toast Uniforms Make Back-to-School Easy

Easy all-in-one

This is the adorable dress (2-in-1 Pleated Dress, $15) that my daughter picked out to wear for the first day of school if that tells you anything about how much she loved it. The entire outfit comes in one piece and is easy to get on and off, making it impossible to mess up, even on the most hectic of mornings. The cute layered look consists of a starched cotton button up shirt attached to the softest cotton blend sweater material, and then a polyester skirt that is pleated all the way around. Keep in mind that my daughter is a petite size 5 in everything else and this outfit is a size 6, so French Toast seems to run on the small size — good to note when ordering. 

Uniform Styles for Back-to-School
All in the details

The one thing that I have noticed about everything we’ve ordered from French Toast is that they have an eye for sweet little details, and this dress (Pleated Hem Jumper, $14) is no exception. From the short pleats that go all the way around, to the dainty little bow at the drop-waist, it’s all cute as can be. The surprisingly lightweight jumper is made from Crinkle No More cotton and polyester blend fabric, which makes it easy to care for and no ironing!

Where to Get the Best School Uniforms for Girls
Pretty perfect

This one, I have to admit, is my personal favorite because again with the details. From the adorable Peter Pan collar on the white cotton shirt to the perfect pleats and side-zipper on the polyester skirt (Front Pleated Skirt with Tabs, $11-13), topped off with the seriously soft and cozy sweater (Pom Pom Zip-Up Sweater, $17) with fun little pom-poms dangling from the zipper, it’s all just so well done. Thankfully, this skirt does have an adjustable waist which is pulled to its maximum in the back, meaning we will be able to fit this skirt for the foreseeable future.

Even if your child doesn’t require uniforms, French Toast has a ton of non-uniform styles to choose from, too. Because when you look good, you feel good, and when you feel good, you do good… and she looks like she feels great in her new uniforms. Here’s to a great school year!

What kind of uniforms does your school require?
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Earth's Best healthy frozen snacks

While back-to-school means new clothes, pristine boxes of crayons and fresh notebooks, it also means mom’s in charge of packing lunches and being prepared for ravenous kids needing quick  and healthy after-school snacks. Thankfully, the amazing team at Earth’s Best has a new line of frozen foods that are quick, delicious and healthy. Not only will these fun snacks satisfy hungry kids, but since they’re organic and nutritious, they’ll also make moms feel great about serving them.

Earth's Best healthy after school snack options

The Best From The Earth

Since the company’s inception over 30 years ago, Earth’s Best has been recognized as a brand dedicated to offering wholesome, safe products for little ones. Their products are made with the best ingredients – all organic with no GMOs, artificial colors or preservatives added. Earth’s Best believes that kids deserve nutritious fruits handpicked from organic orchards, vegetables grown in nature’s soil, and foods that are made without pesticides or genetically engineered ingredients. From their formulas and baby food, through their toddler food and frozen breakfasts and entrees, Earth’s Best is committed to providing delicious, healthy, wholesome and fun options for kids of all ages.

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Packable Snacks for Lunches

The newest line of products from Earth’s Best is perfect for back-to-school season and must have been designed for busy moms searching high and low for quick, healthy and convenient snacks. Included in the line are two flavors of Organic Fruit Cups (Berry Blend and Mango Berry Blend) and two flavors of Nutty Snack Bars (Peanut Butter & Cocoa and Peanut, Almond & Cashew Butter with Golden Raisins). These products were designed to be packed in a lunch frozen and perfectly thawed and ready to eat by lunchtime. The fruit cups are packed with berries and each come with their own spoon. The snack bars are delicious, filling and packed with protein.

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After-School Options

For moms looking for a quick, healthy, small-bite option for after-school snacks, Earth’s Best also has two new flavors of Stuffed Pretzels (Cheddar Cheese and Pizza) and two new flavors of Stuffed Bites (Three Cheese and Broccoli, Kale & Cheese). Both options can be quickly heated up in the microwave or oven (toaster oven is my preference) and enjoyed by kids on the go after school, play dates or a day at the park. Both my kids are obsessed with the pizza flavored Stuffed Pretzels and I can’t blame them a bit — they’re delicious — but, the Broccoli, Kale and Cheese stuff mini pocket is my favorite.

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Earth’s Best for all ages

Whether you’re packing a lunch for your school-aged kid or looking for the perfect packable snack for your toddlers, make sure to check out the new line of frozen snacks from Earth’s Best, along with all their other amazing products for kids, toddlers and babies. They can be found at your local Target or grocery store or use the store locator feature on their website to find a retailer near you.

Earth's Best Organic Nutty Snack Bars for Kids

Enter the giveaway to win

Don’t forget to enter the Savvy Sassy School Days Giveaway for your chance to win over $1250 in prizes, including an Earth’s Best prize pack ($150 value). See our original post for all the details. Best of luck and happy snacking!

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Desigual Kids Collection Fall 2015 Savvy Sassy Moms
This summer, our family traveled to Spain for five weeks. If you are following Savvy Sassy Moms on Instagram, you probably saw that I shared some of our adventures in each of the five cities we visited — as well as some of our shopping trips. One of the most popular stores in Spain is Desigual. If you have not heard of them before, you are in for a treat! The company started in Barcelona, Spain in 1985 and has since grown into one of the largest retailers in Europe.

We saw Desigual stores everywhere during our trip. They’re like the Starbucks of Spain — there’s one on every corner! Known for their signature bold prints and colorful designs, Desigual designs clothing for women and men, as well as a full kids’ collection and a coming-soon collection of clothes for infants. You’ll love their shoes, handbags and accessories.

I first discovered Desigual when I was in Barcelona 7 years ago and have been a fan for years. I’ve loved seeing their stores pop up in the United States, While we were in Barcelona, I received an invitation to visit the Desigual flagship store to see the new fall kids’ collection for back-to-school.

To say my daughter was excited would be an understatement!

Desigual Kids Fall Collection
Desigual Girls Fall Collection
POP Princess

Desigual has a clear theme for this latest collection, and it’s all about the ’80s. In fact, they took inspiration from the most famous pop star of all — Madonna, the Material Girl herself.

“Bubblegum pink, black and grey were her favorite colors to wear in those first music videos. Her denim jacket will be the next hit at school with a patchwork of knitted cut-offs and bright colours. The ’80s were characterized by the freedom of mix & match.

Create the effect of volume just like the queen of pop by wearing a down jacket over a glittery skull top. Anything is possible. Flowers with song lyrics, touches of glittery lace and denim… that’s the essence of a Material Girl.”

Desigual Boys Fall Collection

SCI-Fi Super Heros

The boys’ fall collection is a little bit comic book, science fiction and the futuristic all in one! The wild colors and bold prints for boys are certainly just as creative and fun as the girls collection.

“2015 is the year of the ’80s science fiction revival. The universe of George Lucas is back with a new edition of Star Wars. This autumn, Desigual once again brings you its characters Han Solo, Darth Vader, R2-D2 and C-3PO on layered T-shirts and two-tone sweatshirts. They’ve even been turned into comic book characters using the retro design of the time.

It’s also the anniversary of Back to the Future. In 1985, Robert Zemeckis set the film in 2015. What are the similarities between film in 2015. What are the similarities between those two worlds? The famous anorak! The famous anorak worn by Marty McFly is now a reality thanks to Desigual. It’s been modernized with felt cut-offs and sporty letters.”

Desigual Fall Kids Collection
My daughter was totally smitten with Desigual and wanted everything! Our favorite was the reversible sequin shirts. We posted a video on Instagram of this amazing shirt, so you can see the full effect. We had a blast spending the morning in the colorful world of Desigual.
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What do you think of Desigual Kids?  Have you shopped Desigual?
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Back-to-School with Minted

Our favorite back-to-school Minted picks

There are so, so many good things from Minted for back-to-school this year. With the addition of a brand-new collection of kids’ name labels (they’re waterproof and non-toxic!) alongside all of the classic favorites, such as stationery and personalized notebooks, Minted really is the best of back-to-school shopping destinations.

Here are few favorites we can’t resist for back-to-school:

Minted Back-to-School Essentials for Kids

 

See the entire Minted Kid Essentials Collection to pick your own favorites for back-to-school and be sure to enter our #2Cool4School giveaway to win a $150 Minted Shopping Spree.

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Gem Custom Name Labels, $12 for 24 labels
Out of Line Custom Name Labels, $12 for 32 labels

Make sure you pop by our #2Cool4School Twitter Party tonight at 6 p.m. PST to chat more about Minted and win a gift certificate to spend on their new collection of back-to-school products.

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Kid-Friendly Lunch Ideas and Free Lunchbox PrintableAt our house, my kids are responsible for making their own lunches. They think I am the worst mother in the world for making them do it, but I think kids need some kind of responsibility. I am there to help them if they need it, but I make them do the majority of the work. At the beginning of the year, I sit down with them and ask them what they would like to eat for lunch so that I can buy those things. Honestly, they would eat the same thing every single day, which is fine with me as long as they follow our lunchbox rules.

Teaching Kids to Make Their Own Lunches (Free Lunchbox Printable!)Our lunchbox rules for packing school lunches

While we have our kids pack their own lunches, they do have to follow a few guidelines. Can you imagine what they’re lunches would look like if we didn’t?

Here’s what they need to include in their lunch:

1 Fruit or vegetable
1 Protein
1 Treat
1 Drink

They have to eat their fruit or vegetable every day. If they don’t, they aren’t allowed to have a treat the next day. They are generally really good about doing this!

Our “rules” are very simple and very easy and I’ve found that it’s the right amount of food for them, too. They don’t get a lot of time to eat at school, so overwhelming them with a bunch of options in their lunchboxes doesn’t help.

Filling their lunchboxes with good eats

I like to keep lots of fruit and other snacks on-hand so that each they can switch it up each day. Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies are a huge hit in our house! I love that they are organic and made with 100% real cheese. I also buy the Bunny Grahams and love them so much that I have a hard time sharing them with my kids!

This year they choose four different meals:


















PB&J: Always a classic, it’s easy for them to make themselves and they can customize it with their favorite kind of jelly!

 

 

Meat, cheese and crackers: Kids love that this is a DIY lunch when they’re at school! They can build their own stacked combos or eat everything on its own. My kids love these Mash-ups by Plum Organics and I love that they are getting fruit and vegetables at the same time and they don’t know it!

Apple, pretzels, peanut butter and string cheese: There’s something about this combo that goes so well together!

Quesadillas: If you don’t have a quesadilla maker you need to get one right now. The kids can just throw a tortilla on there with some cheese and in two-minutes they have a quesadilla! Best invention ever!

Add a little love to their lunchbox

Even though they make their lunch, I want them to know I am thinking about them while they are gone away at school, so I sneak in a cute note into their lunchboxes after they go to bed. I don’t do this everyday, but when I do they always says something about it after school, so I know that they love it and are excited to discover that little note

Click below to print out these cute free lunchbox printables that you can tuck in your kids’ lunchboxes, whether they pack their own lunches or if you’re still on lunch-making duty!

 

This post was contributed as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts Program. Find more from Krystal on her blog, Simply Girly

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Back-to-School Style from Rack Room Shoes

It’s that time of year again! Back-to-school prep is here and the frenzy to get all the necessary items on your list seems endless — supplies for school, backpacks, lunch boxes, books, sports gear, clothes and shoes. Some of these tasks are quite daunting (ahem, perhaps locating 75 purple glue sticks?), while others are a bit more fun… like shopping for new clothes and shoes! I remember being so excited shopping and picking out my own first day of school outfits and getting my mini-fashionista-self prepped for the new school year in style. These days, I still get excited, but for getting my own little ones ready for back-to-school. I love taking them shopping and seeing what they choose to kick off the new school year!

Back-to-school with Rack Room Shoes

For back-to-school shoe prep, my go-to spot to shop online is Rack Room Shoes. Not only do they offer a great selection of on-trend footwear for the entire family from everyone’s favorite brands (Sketchers, Nike, Converse and Vans, to name a few!), but the pricing at Rack Room Shoes simply cannot be beat. Rack Room has a great “Buy One, Get One 50% Off” promotion that allows you to buy any pair of shoes and get any second pair half off. Combine that with their rewards program where for every $200 you spend you receive a $15 gift certificate to use on your your next purchase and you have quite possibly found back-to-school shopping heaven.

All about style

My son is still young enough that he isn’t really locked into one specific style yet. Some days he is sporty, some days he is preppy, some days he is everyday casual and some days he fashions what I like to call “I dressed myself while I was still asleep in the dark.” With the many options available at Rack Room Shoes we try to find a pair that will suit all his styles, as well as meet the requirements for all his activities during school hours.

Converse from Rack Room Shoes

After checking out all the fabulous styles, for this school year he decided on the super-trendy Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars. With their classic style, great support and rubber closed-toe comfort, he couldn’t have picked a better option for going back to school. After surveying the selection of colors he ultimately landed on the navy, which perfectly matches all his style needs.

Get the look

Back-to-School Style for Boys

Everyday Casual: Shirt | Shorts | Shoes

First Day of School Style for Boys

Preppy: Shirt | Pullover | Pants | Shoes

Back-to-School 2015 Styles for Boys

Sporty: Tee | Hooded Sweatshirt | Gym Shorts | Shoes

A pair for him, a pair for her

Not to be left out, little sis wanted to match big brother and be part of the back-to-school fun, too! Again, with the BOGO offer from Rack Room Shoes, this was a no brainer. She picked out the Toddler Converse All Stars in pink and they are just as versatile as her brother’s.

Buy One, Get One 50% Off at Rack Room Shoes

With Rack Room Shoes, I love knowing that I am able to stylishly shop for all our children in one spot… and without breaking the bank along the way. I am able to concentrate on making that first day of school special for each individual child and can sit back and enjoy watching them figure out which pair of shoes excites their own personal style. Rack Room Shoes makes the back-to-school shopping experience simply fun for everyone.

Helping others when you shop

Giving Back with Rack Room Shoes Shoes That Fit Campaign

This year, for back-to-school, Rack Room Shoes is raising funds for families in need through their Shoes That Fit campaign. You can donate easily when you check out online on Rack Room Shoes or in any Rack Room Shoes store location and 100 percent of the funds donation go back into the communities where they are donated with the help of local liaisons who identify children needing new shoes. To make it even sweeter, Rack Room Shoes has committed to matching all donations made, up to $300,000!

What back-to-school brand or style of shoes does your child prefer?

This post was sponsored. All opinions are my own.

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As the new school year kicks off and everyone is getting back on track with their routines we have a little bit of French homework for you! Jacadi, the children’s clothing line from France is sharing some creative French lessons for all of you parents that are globally inspired.

Do you ever wonder what a Mom in Australia packs her kids for lunch? What time does the school day start for kids in Chile? How do kids in Japan say good morning to their teachers?  We’re all parents at the core but what are some of the similarities and some of the differences between our hectic schedules around the world?

Jacadi Get Schooled

To celebrate our cultural differences Jacadi has launched a fun “Get Schooled” campaign giving parents some fun tools “to school” their kids on some of the differences and similarities between France and America. These fun lessons are available for parents to download and print and share with their children at home. This can make a really fun dinner conversation and teach your about France and even some vocabulary.  Check out some of these fun slides that teach you a little bit more about how families do things in France.

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Get Schooled by Jacadi

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Get Schooled by Jacadi

One of the easiest ways to start introducing your children to another language is to start with the traditional greetings and good-byes. This is something very universal and those words are pretty simple to repeat, memorize and say.  Another universal theme all around the world are the days of the week, all kids can relate to these days, and I found it very interesting that in France they treat Wednesday like a weekend day of play! I think I need to apply this to my life;)

Visit Jacadi’s website for more fun French lessons! We hope this inspires you to open up a conversation with your children about other families around the world!

Shop Jacadi

Jacadi Fall Collection
Jacadi is a luxury brand of children’s clothing from across the pond! Jacadis is known for it’s European flair and imppecable style. The Jacadi back to school girls collection Girls is sweet and subtle and the boys collection is classic and sporty and an a
dorable new shoe collection for boys and girls   They have also launched a 20% Off Essentiel Sale to help parents stock up on back to school basics for boys and girls. 

How do you teach your children about other people and places around the world?
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kid-friendly breakfasts
Why moms need quick breakfast recipes

Some mornings, it’s a mom-win to get the kids out of the house with their lunches packed. On the days sitting down for breakfast might mean missing the first bell, mom can be a hero will a healthy, portable breakfast. Try these quick breakfast recipes that your little ones will love.

A family command center is another way to be sure you get to school on time each day without forgetting anything you need. Learn more about back-to-school organizing!

Easy breakfasts to grab and go

If your temperatures are still hovering closer to summer than fall, these Yogurt Parfait Breakfast Popsicles from Food Folks and Fun are a sweetly healthy breakfast treat. Kids won’t even mind being rushed in the morning when they know a breakfast popsicle is waiting.

Vegetables aren’t always easy to work into breakfast recipes, but the Zucchini Pineapple Bread from I’m Bored, Let’s Go disguises them with a fabulous, moist bread. The generous recipe makes enough for a loaf plus muffins — which are perfectly shaped for little hands.

If you have the type of kitchen where you’re always tweaking recipes, the Really Good Granola from Supper at Six is the grab-and-go breakfast for you. You can subtly switch the flavors based on what you have in the cupboard on any given day, and it’s an easy breakfast to eat in the car.

For kids who are extra hungry in the morning, try the Overnight Oats from eat. live. travel. write. Prep the oats the night before, and by morning your kids will have a healthy, filling breakfast that is sure to keep their tummies full until lunchtime.

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Breakfast recipes with quick and easy prep

You only need four ingredients for this delicious Tangy Vanilla Mango Protein Smoothie from Apple of My Eye. In addition to it being a kid-friendly option for busy mornings, this smoothie can be made in a regular blender.

Natural Chow understands what it’s like when your energy crashes, and her Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites will help make sure it doesn’t happen to your kids. These little bits of protein power could be easily customized to accommodate allergy needs — try SunButter for kids with nut allergies.

Modern Oats are a Savvy Sassy Moms favorite. My kids adore this all-natural oatmeal option, packed with delicious ingredients and antioxidants. On busy mornings, I appreciate the ease with which this healthy oatmeal can be made, without sacrificing the nutritional benefit of a healthy breakfast. Simply add water to the individual serving containers, heat for three minutes, and go!

Breakfast recipes to warm up and go

While the breakfasts are warming up, throw on this casual — yet stylish — outfit that’s perfect for the carpool lane.

Omelets on the Go from Pip and Ebby are the perfect heat and go option for busy mornings. Designed to be baked as individual servings, moms can simply warm one — or two — for each child before heading out the door.

A frittata makes a wonderful brunch option, but it can also be re-heated for a delicious, warm breakfast. This Spinach, Bacon, and Gruyere Frittata from Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish will be a hit no matter what time of the day it’s served.

Quick breakfast recipes
Keep up with these fabulous food bloggers on social media!

1. Food Folks and Fun 2. I’m Bored, Let’s Go 3. Supper at Six 4. eat. live. travel. write 5. Apple of My Eye 6. Natural Chow 7. Modern Oats 8. Pip & Ebby 9. Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish

What’s your go-to breakfast when you hit snooze too many times?
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Send a little love with their lunches

What you pack in your kids’ lunches is important. You’re fueling their bodies and brains for the hours they’re in the classroom — and it’s a long day for little ones! Lunches don’t have to be fancy to be nutritious, tasty and a reminder of how much you care about their day at school.

MIXIM yogurt

Make them smile with nutritious treats

Yogurt is one of my lunchbox staples. My daughter loves it, and I feel like it’s a good source of nutrition for the second half of her school day. Ehrmann® MIXIM Greek Yogurt is going to find a spot in our lunchbox rotation this fall. Little things can make a big difference for kids, and I know my (almost) first grader smiles every time she sees the heart-shaped yogurt container in the refrigerator. Like Ehrmann USA on Facebook for fun, printable lunchbox surprises. Knowing I can make her smile when she opens her lunch is an extra bonus!

MIXIM yogurt

Why you’ll love MIXIM

MIXIM yogurt is a fat-free greek yogurt that packs a protein punch while offering a little extra treat. Available in six flavor combinations, you can consistently send your child’s favorite or mix and match for a lot of lunchbox love. Each of the flavor combinations has a crunchy component, which can help the yogurt feel a little more substantial. Whether the MIXIM yogurt is used as the main component of a lunch or a side dish for a sandwich or cheese and crackers, kids will love the sweetness of the mix-ins. The 5.3 ounce serving isn’t so large that yogurt will go to waste, but it’s sufficient to use as the main portion if your kids struggle to make it through their lunches in the time provided.

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Why your kids will love MIXIM

One of the best parts about MIXIM yogurt is the design of the container. The heart shape does more than bring a smile to a child’s face. Bending the curved mix-in containers into the main yogurt section is the perfect angle to dump in the mix-ins. Kids are able to add the “treats” to their yogurt on their own, without worrying about spilling or dropping during a spoon transfer. Some of the flavors seem like treats — my kids think they’ve hit the lunchbox jackpot when I pack the Blueberry and Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites. MIXIM is a nice compromise if your kids want a sweet treat in their lunch each day, but you’re more worried about their health than their candy requests. Pack the yogurt with a side of fruit or ham and cheese roll-ups, and your kids will have a healthy lunch that even picky eaters will love.

Ehrmann MIXIM is currently available in: CA, AZ, NV, HI, NM, CO, TX and WY.
Check out the MIXIM Facebook Page for more love in the lunchbox ideas and printables!

Do your kids like the same foods for lunch each day?

MIXIM yogurt

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