This post is sponsored by Juicy Juice.
It’s October… we’ve been in school for exactly 2 months, fall sports take up the weekends, along with Halloween outings and parties. I finally feel like we’re in the swing of things. Two things that always take me a while to get back in the swing of things is with packing school lunches and packing for a day out at sports. But now I’m in the groove! The night before I line up the lunch boxes for whoever needs lunch the next day: sometimes the girls buy lunch and the boys only have “lunch bunch” at school a few times a week. I also try and get out the snacks that will go in that are non perishable and feel as prepped as I can for the next AM. We do the same thing before a day of sports. During the last 2 months of “getting in the groove” of our school year, I got to knew the newest additions to the Juicy Juice line up. These new options are better-for-you and are packed with functional benefits. All 3 have become part of our busy school and sport routine.
Here’s a bit about the 3 new juices from Juicy Juice:
Juicy Juice Waters
Juicy Juice Waters are their new flavored water beverage. They are made with filtered water and a splash of flavor. There is no sugar, no sweeteners, no high fructose corn syrup and are certified organic. I like these for getting my kids extra hydrated for sports (over other sports drinks).
Juicy Juice + Protein
Juicy Juice + Protein is one of the first juice + protein blends for kids on the market. It’s a good source of protein and vitamin C. There are 5 grams of whey protein in each serving. They have no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial sweeteners. As a pregnant mom on the go that never has enough protein, this has also been one way I get extra protein (and one of the few sources of protein I could stomach during morning sickness!).
Juicy Juice Fruitifuls Organic
Juicy Juice Fruitfiuls Organic is a new line that features 45% less sugar than leading juice and packs a half cup of fruit in each 8oz serving. They are also certified organic.
Want some great tips for school lunches? Juicy Juice interviewed registered dietician, Mitzi Dulan: also known as America’s Nutrition Expert. Click here for all of her tips but one idea I liked from Mitzi is:
Take your kids to the grocery store with you at the beginning of the school year and allow them to choose 2-3 of their favorite fruits for their lunches or to have as a snack after school. Fruit is important for kids to properly fuel up. Also, encourage them to try one new fruit that they don’t typically choose. Making kids part of the decision making process is a great way to create healthy habits and try new foods!
I hope you’re having a great fall and getting in the swing of your routine!
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