As your shoppers gear up for the back-to-school season, “lunchbox duty” may be one of their more dreaded daily tasks. Pleasing little palates day after day, while also making sure that they are eating a nutritious meal that is portable and does not require refrigeration or reheating, is an ongoing challenge in many families.
From Mini Babybel® Cheese, here are some tips to get your back-to-school season off to a good start:
- Try Bento Boxes: With different-sized sections perfect for all the nutrients kids need, these lunch boxes are all the rage. Fill the largest section with something hearty like pasta salad or rice and beans. The smaller sections can be stuffed with veggies and fruit, like sugar snap peas and peach slices. Add a Mini Babybel® Mozzarella Style cheese in the circular section and a couple of cherries in the other, for something sweet.
- For lunch pails or boxes, pack a PB&J on whole wheat bread, cut into triangles or squares. Add a serving of baked sweet potato chips, a Mini Babybel® Light and apple slices.
- Even little kids can help out with packing their lunches. Have them select crackers, sliced vegetables or fruit, and their favorite Mini Babybel cheese for a lunch that is especially appropriate for younger children.
- Think outside the typical sandwich staples. Switch out bread for rice cakes, pita or tortillas to put a twist on the standard turkey sandwich.
- When it comes to veggies, make sure the dips are tasty and fun. Try peanut butter, hummus or salsa to keep lunch packed with flavor.
- Kids love crunch. Instead of a bag of potato chips, try kale or apple chips. This pairs well with a creamy, fun-to-eat Mini Babybel® Original cheese.
Mini Babybel is a 100% natural cheese with a unique, rich and creamy taste. Each serving of Mini Babybel provides at least 4 grams of protein and 15% of your daily calcium, all for 70 calories or less. The cheeses come in seven varieties, from classic Original to smooth Mozzarella Style. The individually portioned cheeses open with a simple peel of the red wax.
*See nutrition information for fat and saturated fat content
An overview of Mini Babybel flavors that you may carry in your store:
- ORIGINAL—Mild, creamy and delicious, Original goes with this, that and everything else! This 100% natural cheese is a good source of calcium and protein and always hits the spot at lunchtime, snack time and beyond.
- LIGHT—With 50% less fat than Mini Babybel® Original, Light is also unlimited on great taste. Because less fat doesn’t have to mean less enjoyment!
- MOZZARELLA STYLE—Mild, creamy Mozzarella style is perfectly bite-sized to become a new favorite.
- SHARP ORIGINAL— This is the mini cheese with huge ﬂavor; a natural cheese snack or lunch favorite that packs 5 grams of protein perfection in every bite-sized package.
- WHITE CHEDDAR VARIETY— Unwrap big, 100% natural cheese taste with this delicious White Cheddar variety. A hint of sharp and a bundle of creamy.
- GOUDA— Real milk and lots of love make up the creamy, nutty ﬂavor of Gouda. Not just for sophisticated palates, kids enjoy will it too.
- CHEDDAR VARIETY— This perfectly portable Cheddar variety is great in salads and sandwiches or as a snack all by its red wax-wrapped self.