Back To School Event: Pirates Booty Grade A Lunch-Box-Makeover


If you ask Mikey what his absolute favorite food is there is no doubt would the answer would be, Pirates Booty! He has loved Pirates Booty since the first time he tried it. In fact we have a ready and continuous supply going at all times. I can even tell you exactly which stores around us have Pirates Booty. Because you don’t want to be the one to tell Mikey we are out of his very favorite snack food. This delectable little snack is not only his favorite it is Kaia’s, Mike’s, and I are also huge fans. We of course love sharing our favorite snack food with others. When I am responsible for bringing snack for the kids Co-op preschool I always include two bags of Pirates Booty. It is always the hugest hit and there is never even one little nibble left over. What I like about Pirates Booty is that it has all natural ingredients, is gluten and trans fat free, and about half the calories of other snack chips, plus its super yummy. Honestly our play dates and snack time just wouldn’t be the same without it. This year with Kaia starting Kindergarten I get to pack her a snack, her favorite Pirates Booty are the Smart Puffs. So you better believe I will be stocking up and including this yummy treat in her snack packs. After all Pirates Booty is easy to pack, I don’t have to worry about ice or anything else. Plus I know she loves them it will be a snack she will definitely eat!

As another school year begins, you will have to figure out what to send in your kids’ lunchboxes that won’t come back untouched, as finding a balance between delicious and nutritious can be a difficult task. That’s why Emily Whelan Anschlowar, MS, RD, the in-house nutrition expert at Pirate’s Booty all-natural snacks, has created smart lunchbox swaps that are wholesome, fun and won’t get traded come lunchtime.

When it comes to school lunches, making simple swaps can make all the difference between an average meal and one that makes the grade. Here are a few tips on how your child’s lunch can earn high marks:

Sandwich Substitute: Whole grain bread, wraps or bagels packed with lean cuts of meat or hummus for protein is the way to go. Whole grain breads are packed with fiber and protein that keep away afternoon hunger pangs! Don’t forget the mustard, which is loaded with antioxidants. Tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers are delicious ways to add crunch, fiber, plus vitamins and minerals.

Snack Switch: This may be the most important part of the meal because it’s a kid’s favorite. Stay away from greasy, fried potato chips and artificially flavored cheese curls. Baked, all-natural snacks with less fat and calories are a much better alternative. You shouldn’t need Google to read the ingredient list!

Drink Exchange: Avoid sugary fruit drinks loaded with calories and little to no nutritional benefit. Rehydrating with water or low-fat milk makes the grade! Low-fat milk is delicious and nutrient-rich; containing calcium and vitamin D which are essential for growing bones.
Sweet Tooth Swap: Instead of something high in fat and sugar like cookies or snack cakes, try naturally sweet low-fat yogurt with fresh fruit. Yogurt is rich in protein, calcium and B vitamins.

Pirate’s Booty makes the grade for the “Snack Switch” tip! Pirate’s Booty is a deliciously baked, all-natural snack that kids love and moms feel good about adding to the lunchbox. Pirate’s Booty is gluten and tree-nut free, so it’s safe for kids with allergies and their classmates too. Pirate’s Booty is made without trans-fats and ingredients you can’t pronounce. Also, it’s more convenient than ever, as Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar now comes in half-ounce size multipacks that are only 65-calories per pack! Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar half-ounce 12-packs are available at retailers nationwide.

Buy It: Visit the Pirates Booty site to find places to purchase Pirates Booty

This was not a paid post my honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. Thank you to The Hosting Company who supplied the products for the review

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