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With three picky kids, having to pack lunch can be a little stressful.
Something that simplifies this for me is Horizon® products. All three of my kids love the Horizon® Squeeze Pouches and the Horizon® Kids Aseptic Milk Boxes, which you can find at Walmart.
Are you as excited as I am about the Peanuts Movie coming out on November 6th?
I remember watching Peanuts clearly when I was a kid.
And of course, reading the comics on Sunday Mornings. I was so Peanuts obsessed that when I was in college I got a Beagle and named her Snoopy. I’m pretty sure that the “real” Snoopy was supposed to be a boy, but my Snoopy never seemed to mind. (Probably because she was so spoiled that she slept in my bed with her own water glass on the bedside table. True story.)
We will be taking the kids to it – it is going to be Skye’s first in-theater movie, and I’m so looking forward to it. You can check out the trailer here.
Check out this super-cute Peanuts lunchbox.
Alex loves Horizon®’s chocolate milk boxes while Christian and Skye like the vanilla. I love that it has 8 grams of protein per box and is an excellent source of calcium. And no high fructose corn syrup. YAY! The chocolate is flavored with the organic cocoa and the vanilla with organic vanilla extract.
One of the best ways to get my kids fruit on the go is the Horizon® Super Squeeze Fruit Pouches. Alex refuses to eat fruit with any slight bruising and I’ve found that packing fruit and then giving it to a 10-year-old boy to transport is simply a waste of money. These fruit pouches solve the problem! They are made with organic milk and real fruit and have 5 grams of protein in them. Not only are they good for packed lunches, but they are also amazing when you are traveling.
We have a road trip coming up, and I will be taking both of these along. I love it when foods I feel good about giving my kids are also simple!
You know what else I love? This Kid Friendly Gluten Free Veggie Pasta salad! It is made with quinoa penne and packed with veggies. Paired with Horizon® milk boxes and Super Squeeze Fruit Pouches it is a lunch my kids love.
What are your go-to lunch strategies? Learn more about how Horizon® can make lunch easier for you here!
Kid Friendly Gluten Free Veggie Pasta Salad
- 8 ounces quinoa penne
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1 red pepper diced
- 1 cup grape tomatoes quartered
- 2 carrots julienned
- 3 pieces Horizon® string cheese chopped
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Cook pasta according to package directions, adding in the broccoli in the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer to a large bowl.
- Add red pepper, grape tomatoes, carrots and string cheese to the bowl.
- Make the dressing by combining vinegar, olive oil, honey, garlic, dijon, salt and pepper in a blender. Process until smooth. Toss with pasta and veggies and serve chilled or at room temperature.