Try explaining to a 7 year old why he can’t have a pre-packaged lunch.
Somewhere along the way, “It’s full with dye, hormones and preservatives that are very bad for you,” goes right over their heads to translate into, “My mother is a mean person.”
If that’s what it takes to make sure that my son doesn’t have another allergic reaction to red dye or eats foods that are bad for him then I’m willing to deal with it. But, why does it have to be this way? Why do I have to take the blame just because I want my children to eat healthy?
And, does no one think that there are times that I’d just like to grab a box out of the refrigerator, toss it in the lunch box without feeling a mountain of guilt?
I’m not alone. A recent survey found that 88% of parents thought pre-packaged lunches were convenient (I can’t imagine why that number isn’t 100%!!) but 79% of those parents were concerned about the nitrates, preservatives and artificial ingredients.
Cut to 2014 and Applegate’s newly released pre-packed lunch HALF TIME. With a combination of Stonyfield Farms yogurt, Annie’s snacks and Applegates lunch meats and cheese, Half Time has all the products I put in my children’s lunch in one box. (It’s almost like the Applegate creators have heard my silent pleas!) HALF TIME is the first natural and organic pre-packaged lunch option and I am so happy.
My three children have tried the Turkey Breast, Uncured Bologna, and Uncured Ham HALF TIME varieties and LOVED all of them. As for me, I’m ecstatic that I finally have a pre-packed lunch that won’t make my son break out in a rash, won’t make me feel guilty and has products that I trust.
Want to try Applegate’s HALF TIME? Enter the giveaway below.
AppleGate HALF TIME Giveaway
What? A (super cute!!) HALF TIME Kit that includes:
- All three varieties of HALF TIME: Turkey & Cheese, Ham & Cheese, and Bologna & Cheese
- A draw your own lunch bag
- A set of permanent markers
- Activity Book
When? Giveaway begins September 11th through midnight on September 18th.
How to Enter: Leave a comment below sharing your biggest challenge on school mornings, enter your information into the Rafflecopter widget AND be sure to check for additional entry options.
Limit to residents of the United States, 18 years of age and older, one entry per household.
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