Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Back to School Gluten Free with Mott's Fruitsations + Veggie

It's quickly approaching back to school time, and while I'm usually the one preparing to head back to teaching, this year back to school means something completely different at my house. My oldest son, the reason I started this blog in the first place, is starting kindergarten. Around here, we have full day kindergarten, so he'll be at school all day, five days a week. Unlike at the daycare where his lunches are catered, I will be sending him to school with a lunch from home every day.

Packing lunches for any child every day can be a lot of work, but the task is just a bit more complicated when food restrictions or allergies are added to the mix. Many of the popular lunchbox snacks are off limits for my little guy, because so many items contain gluten. My son happily eats fruits and veggies, but every kid deserves a little treat in their day, and finding one that's gluten free and still pretty healthy isn't always easy. 

Lucky for us, Mott's Fruitsations + Veggies are gluten free, and are 4 year old boy approved. I always have Mott's products in the house, because so many of them are safe for my son to eat. The no sugar added fruit purees are a favourite that we always have on hand. When I was offered the opportunity to try the new Mott's Fruitsations + Veggie snacks, I didn't hesitate. The snacks come in individual serving size packs that are pretty easy to open, even for little fingers. I let him try a pouch to see what he thought, and he liked them so much that he immediately asked me for more. I would say that's a success!

Each pouch is 80 calories, has no fat, and contains 100% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C. They are easy for a 4 year old to open and eat, aren't messy, and can be consumed in a short period of time. They are gluten free, and he loves the way they taste. For school lunches, my son will be getting a main meal, a fruit and veggie of his choice and a large bottle of water everyday. An added pouch of Mott's Fruitsations + Veggie are a great way to add a "special" treat, without filling his lunchbox with high fat baked goods. They are easy to pack, keep well, and taste good enough that even the pickiest eater will take a liking to them.

Mott's is excited to share their new product, and are also excited to help make back to school a little less expensive! Visit their Life Made Delicious Facebook Page to enter to win a $500 pre-paid cash card to help cover all those back to school expenses, through September 8, 2013. There are also coupons for $0.50 off Mott's Fruitsations + Veggie products, while quantities last.

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Disclosure – I am participating in the Mott’s Fruitsations & Veggie fruit snacks Blogger Campaign by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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