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Send the Kids Back to School with a Lunch-Box Makeover from Pirate’s Booty! (GIVEAWAY)

Posted Aug 08 2012 3:54pm
My twins are returning to school in less than two weeks, and one thing I’m NOT looking forward to is packing their lunches. Often, I struggle with finding food that’s healthier that they will actually eat! Their preferred items -- potato chips, cookies, and candy -- definitely do not qualify. But I recently learned about a snack food that is not only better for my children, but that they actually love! It has a name that my kids love, too: Pirate’s Booty . Here’s what it is…

Pirate’s Booty makes the grade for a “Snack Swap!” 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 has half the fat and fewer calories than regular fried potato chips. Pirate’s Booty is gluten-, peanut- 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. The suggested retail price is $6.99.

I love the little snack-size bags that are so easy to slip into my kids’ lunch bags. Pirate’s Booty will definitely be heading back to school with my boys this year. And Emily Whelan Anschlowar, MS, RD, the in-house nutrition expert at Pirate’s Booty all-natural snacks, has some more advice for creating simple swaps when making your child’s lunch that can make all the difference between an average meal and one that makes the grade
• 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.

Visit www.piratebrands.com to learn more about Pirate’s Booty. And then head over to the store to pick up the convenient multipacks for your child’s school lunch!

GIVEAWAY

Two lucky winners will each receive a prize consisting of two Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar half-ounce 12-packs (that’s a total of 24 half-ounce bags -- enough for a month’s worth of school lunches!) and some fun pirate swag! The giveaway is open to residents of the US only and ends at 11:59 PM EDT on Thursday, August 23, 2012.









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