Barefoot by the Sea: Best Bets for Back to School

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Best Bets for Back to School

First, let me start off by saying school is officially underway here. My kids started yesterday and they are off and running. it's funny how even after a long Summer, they get back into it quickly. They're both pretty excited about the upcoming year but things don't really get moving until next week. A lot of activities don't start until after Labor Day.  This year, my Back to School series will focus on things to make your lives better, easier and healthier. I realize a lot of you have been back to school for a while now but I'm hoping these tips will still be useful!
Today I want to talk about school snacks and lunches. I know what you thinking, "you and every other blogger with kids this time of year". While that may be the case, I know the value of fueling my children throughout the day with food that is healthy, satisfying and energizing. Since I volunteer a lot, I often see snacks that make me want to cringe. In general, anything that leaves your fingers with a neon orange glow probably isn't the best choice. I know it's hard as a parent, that struggle to keep your kids happy while still choosing a lunch or snack that's healthy. That being said, I do realize that this is no longer the 70s, the food revolution of sorts has been started, I'd say within the last 10-15 years to really help kids eat healthier. Even with that focus, the childhood obesity epidemic is a real problem in the United States.  Over the next few weeks, I'm excited to showcase a few of our favorite snacks and lunchbox ideas that help to keep kids fueled and satisfied! 
I'm certainly not re-creating the wheel here but I'm excited to bring you some of the things that work for us. I'll also be introducing you to a few brands you may already know but they are ones that I have recently discovered and I'm excited about adding into the mix this year! There might even be a giveaway thrown in!  Even if you know a lot about healthy and nutrition, you can still learn more, try new recipes and add a new color on your plate! I also read A LOT! One great resource is the internet and blogs like Healthy Appetites!  Alyssa is a certified health coach and a wonderful resource!  Sign up for her newsletter for information, recipes and tips!  There's always room for more information! 
With that being said, I sincerely hope you'll join me. We're all in this together!


  1. I always love when you share healthy eating.... You help inspire new idea's all the time!
    Heading over to check out Healthy Appetite!

  2. It's never too late to share healthy eating habits, always a great reminder! oxox

  3. Ooops, that ^ was my alias ;)

  4. This is great, Jessica! I think your family is eating a lot healthier than my family is. I can't wait to get some bacon on my hips when I make blt's tonight. I only make them during tomato season so it can't be that bad for us. Have a great weekend!

  5. Great idea and looking forward to the tips. :-)

  6. This sounds great! I love finding out about new healthy options out there!


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