Brown Rice Rice Krispies Squares!
It’s safe to say that school is in full swing, we are in our second week and we say bring it on! To be honest, as much as I loved the lax nature of summer, I do appreciate a good routine and more day-to-day structure.
One of the many things that are part of our every day routine is making healthy and balanced lunches that the girls will love.
We have always been adamant on our girls living an 80/20 life. Eating healthy and wholesome foods 80% of the time and the other 20% being kids and enjoying foods that kids really like! It’s all about finding a balance, right? Gabby and Mimi are both used to making better choices and are accustomed to us buying foods that are better for them. It’s just a part of their lifestyle.
Fuel Those Bodies!
The girls are pretty active throughout the entire day and that can build up an appetite. When they don’t have a warm lunch, they have sandwiches. Either soy butter and jam or a turkey or ham sandwich. They love it when we make them into pockets in different shapes and it makes them handheld too!
Of course, they love their fruits and veggies–so we pack a variety. We also send along yogurt and water for the day. To drink with their lunch, they get a choice of an apple juice or milk. According to Mimi and Gabby, the cherry on top of an already awesome lunch is their treat.
Enter Brown Rice Rice Krispies Squares!
The girls have always loved Rice Krispies squares and I love the fact that they are 90 calories and make for a delicious snack. I will often sneak 1 or 2 from them and enjoy them myself. I act nonchalant when questioned too. Shhh!
But, guess what? Kellogg’s has made an already favorite snack that kids enjoy and made it even better. Now there is the option to get Brown Rice Rice Krispies squares made with brown rice that are 80 calories, have no artificial flavours and contain 8 grams of whole grain per serving. Get more information, here.
Blind Taste Test Time!
I sampled them and the only difference that I noticed is the slightly darker color and small change in texture. They still maintain the same delicious taste.
So, how did the kids like them? Mimi didn’t notice the difference and she has enjoyed them in her lunches. Gabby noticed the small difference but, she loved them just the same. Watch her video above and see her taste the squares for the first time and see what she thinks!
Balance is something that we all strive to achieve and even though we may not ever obtain the PERFECT balance, it’s all about finding the right balance that works for you and your family. I’m happy that they can continue enjoying wholesome lunches that includes one of their favorite snacks.
I’m a mom and I #ApproveThisLunchbox…
Do your kids love Rice Krispies squares in their lunch?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.