How To Get Your Kids To Eat Lunch
I am a Fruit Shoot mom this is a post written by me on their behalf because my children drink them so often I sought employment with the company. I am disclosing my relationship with the brand if you knew me in real life you would know we are in a relationship with them because we are always drinking them.
I just found a backpack with a lunch box inside. I couldn’t help but find it. The smell preceded its location. It was a lunch that must be a week old. I am fairly certain I could sell it. Don’t they use mold in medicines these days?
This isn’t the first time I have come to a lunch that wasn’t eaten. In fact, it happens all the time. I am sure you have also encountered the lunch that lives on long after its life expectancy. I know you understand what it feels like to get a whiff of that bag, and then you contemplate if it would be best just to toss it. You decide instead to throw it in the dishwasher. Then you smell it again, and in desperation you let it go to lunch box heaven. I know how to avoid this!
I found the secret to ending lunches that kids do not eat.
I now know after packing hundreds of lunches what it takes to have the lunch bag come back empty. It doesn’t take a village. It doesn’t take a super hero. It doesn’t take a lunch made up of candy. It is more than what is in the box or the lunch bag. It is the process.
You see I find that kids packing their lunch and doing their thing make for lunches that get eaten. You need to make sure you have armed yourself with a refrigerator full of healthy items. Do not forget the drink. You can purchase all the right food and then totally ruin your healthy intentions in a single sip! I find that kids like color, convenience, and taste when it comes to what they choose to drink. Moms like me like something that is healthy that my kids will not only drink but ask to drink it.
You can’t go wrong with Fruit Shoot drinks they are made with real fruit juice from concentrate, plenty of water, no high fructose corn syrup or those awful artificial flavors. They even have a cap that is resealable so they can drink it until it is gone. I have always hated juice boxes if they weren’t thirsty then you had to throw away the rest otherwise you would end up with a mess. I can’t tell you how many juice boxes I had to drink because I didn’t want to throw away my money.
We love to freeze our Robinson’s Fruit Shoot® drink because it thaws perfectly at lunch time and it keeps our yogurt cold. They have two kinds of Fruit Shoot, if it has a red cap there is real sugar in there, and if there is a silver cap no sugar has been added. We love their new Fruit punch flavors lines they are Strawberry & Raspberry, Berry Burst, Orange & Mango, Pink Lemonade, Apple and Wild Berry Grape.
I will say my kids like both varieties, but I buy the no-sugar ones more often. They do not notice because Fruit Shoots are naturally flavorful.
I told you I have a trick for getting my children to eat their lunch. The method goes something like this:
1) Get a lunch box with compartments.
2) Provide food that is healthy.
3) Challenge your kids to get creative.
4) Remind your children about eating colorful lunches.
5) Have them make their lunches.
6) Reward them with the drink Fruit Shoot Flavor of their choice.
7) When their lunch box comes home empty, you tell them you are proud of them.
I can’t as a mom control all things. I can control what I have in the house for my children. I feel good knowing my kids have a great drink they can grab and go. My kids love to personalize their lunches. They feel proud of themselves for coming up with good ideas. I encourage them to try new things, and we make fun recipes to put in their boxes. We make everything from egg salad, to cheese and crackers, to mini tacos. The possibilities are endless. The kids love to be chefs and do their own thing. They need the energy to follow their dreams in the classroom, on the soccer field, or on the dance floor. Fruit Shoot is the perfect drink to bring with them where ever they go!
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