As you know Ranesha, heading back to school this year is going to be like no other. Some districts will be holding classes on campus, while others will be distance learning from home. Whichever way your audience is going, these five items will make it a wee bit easier.
Available on Amazon Whether you’re making lunches to go or making snacks for an at-home break, PBfit provides a nutritious, protein-filled snack that’s easy to make and delicious. It’s powdered peanut butter with 87% less fat and ⅓ the calories of traditional peanut butter. Throw it in the blender, bake with it, or add water to make traditional peanut butter. (Pssst — their popular Pumpkin Spice flavor is coming back this Fall — let me know if you’d like to be put on the list for a potential sample.)
Here’s a fun recipe for the kiddos.
PBfit Celery Logs (caterpillar and butterflies)
3 celery sticks
1/4 cup PBfit prepared as directed
1/4 cup blueberries
3 sliced dried mango’s
10-15 dried banana chips
1. Rinse off celery sticks and pat dry with a paper towel.
2. Cut each stick in half.
3. Spread PBfit in the cavity of each celery stick.
4. Decorate with blueberries, dried mango’s and dried bananas to look like caterpillars or butterflies.
Prep time 15 minutes — Servings 1 celery stick — Cal 81 Carb 7 Protein 4 Fat 5 Fiber 2
Rice Tableware With adorable water bottles, Rice makes it easy to remember to stay hydrated. Rice water bottles are double-walled stainless steel keeping hot drinks hot for 12 hours, or cold drinks ice cold for 24. Whether the kiddos are heading into the classroom, or the classroom is your home, they’ll want to keep a Rice bottle next to them.
Available on Amazon Come mid-day, everyone may need a pick-me up — whether they’re running out to recess or taking a break from making sure the kids stay focused on the computer. Enter RED Chocolate’s Grab N Go bars. Only 80-100 calories per bar, RED Chocolate has 30 – 40% less fat than normal chocolate, but with all the delicious indulgence that comes with it.
PLUS! RED Grab-N-Go bars are:
- Keto-Friendly (dark chocolate flavors)
- Weight Watchers Friendly
- Contain no added sugar – natural sweeteners from plants
- Made with cocoa from the Ivory Coast of Africa, whose farmers select, roast and grind the cocoa beans to perfection
Available on Amazon. PE break? Jump on a Stomp Rocket! Stomp Rocket’s award winning rockets teach kids STEM principles while getting them outside and moving! No batteries required, and with super-easy assembly, kids will be jumping in no-time. Bonus — Stomp Rocket has a Stompn’ Science book to help with teaching STEM principles!
If your child is heading back to campus, chances are they will need a mask. SwaddleDesigns has 2-layer masks made from cotton flannel which is soft, lightweight and breathable. These masks are specifically designed and sized for children — available in prints or in solids to match uniforms.