Those who know me in real life know that in the past I’ve spoken pretty vehemently against prepackaged lunches for kids. Well I’m about to eat my words. Because five years into this mom thing I have to say, it’s not easy to make fantastic lunches for your kids every day. Forget easy, sometimes it’s not even possible. So today, when my husband was sleeping all day trying to swap his schedule over to midnights, the two year old was completely miserable and running a fever, and this mom wasn’t feeling quite 100% herself, I was quite happy to be able to pull two Schneiders Lunchmate + Fruit packs out of the fridge for the kids for lunch.
As I’ve freely admitted in the past, I’m no dietitian. But I do make a real effort to try and feed my kids “good” food, and I actually feel okay about giving this to my kids to eat! If the fruit cup had been fruit in water instead of in syrup I would have given it a perfect 10.
The girls LOVED their Lunchmate packs. They told me it was delicious. (And yes, I tried them. Pretty darn tasty.) My daughters took delight in matching the round lunch meat and crackers up. Maybe it’s because we’ve been under the weather, but it was too much food for them. I could easily have split one package between the girls. As it was I packed away the leftover bits and brought them out later as a snack.
Tucked under the fruit salad I noticed this little plastic wrapped slip of paper. What’s this? A code… and it says it’s worth 5 Lunchmate Bucks. I am a sucker for points clubs! I immediately had to log in and check out www.lunchmateclub.com. Let’s see… I have 10 Lunchmate Bucks. That will get me an entry into this cool contest to win an xBox Kinect package. Or I can save up towards a redemption reward, like a $5 Indigo giftcard which is only 79 Lunchmate Bucks. I also love that they have Crayola Classpacks as high end rewards. I could easily see doing a classroom fundraiser, where everyone pitches in their Lunchmate Bucks towards goodies for the school.
|I just spent my 10 Lunchmate Bucks on on entry into their |
November xBox 360 Kinect Bundle contest. Wish me luck!
Overall, this sure beats the peanut butter sandwiches my kids would have had for lunch today. While I wouldn’t serve them everyday Lunchmate + Fruit packs make a great fall back plan and my kids see them as a treat. I will definitely be buying these again and next time I may even send one off to school.
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Disclosure: I am a member of the MLF Connects program. As part of my participation in this program, I have received compensation for this post. As always my words and opinions are my own.