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Busy Schedule? Pre-make Healthy Lunches *Giveaway closed*


I can not even beging to talk about how crazy busy our week days are! Now with three of my kids at school and all of them with their own activities I find no down time anymore. Mornings are insanely busy so I have learned to prep lunches the night before!

Santa Cruz Organic delivers products perfect for parents and kids looking to make lunchtime both tasty and nutritious. Below are some tips for creating a delicious organic lunch box.

  • Be prepared. Busy schedule? Make a big batch of PB&J sandwiches with Santa Cruz Organic Peanut Butters and Fruit Spreadsahead of time and freeze individually. Just take one out of the freezer each morning and pack – by lunch time it will be thawed and ready to go.


  • Get organized. Create a lunch packing station with lunchboxes, thermos and reusable containers to simplify morning prep and get kids to school on time.
  • Reduce waste. A lunch box with compartments reduces the need for extra packaging and keeps food neat and organized.
  • Don’t forget produce. Nutrient-packed fruits and veggies should be part of every meal. Try individually packaged Santa Cruz Organic Cinnamon Apple Fruit Sauces and Squeezable Pouches for yummy fall flavor with no added sugar. As an added bonus, each 4-ounce sauce cup provides 100% recommended daily intake of Vitamin C.



ONE winner will receive 1 package each of Santa Cruz Organic Peanut Butter, Fruit Spread and Fruit Sauce.

Busy Schedule? Pre-make Healthy Lunches *Giveaway ends Nov. 1st*

Note: This giveaway is open to US shipping addresses only.

This giveaway will end on Nov. 1st

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.


  1. I try to do as much the night before like cut up veggies or fruit. And if making tuna, egg or chicken salad get that made so then it just has to be put on the bread in the morning.

  2. I always packed my daughter foods I knew she would eat, not what I wish she would eat

  3. I prep as much the night before like veggies in sandwich bad and make the sandwich in the morning so the bread doesn’t get soggy.

  4. I try to prep them the night before. I put refrigerated stuff together and then put anything else out on the counter. In the mornings I pull the lunch bag out of the freezer and throw it all in.

  5. I usually prep school lunches the night before so my kids can just grab them out of the fridge in the morning.

  6. I cut up carrots and celery sticks and add a small container ranch dressing. I like to mix it up with grilled chicken and pasta salad or pepperoni, cheese and crackers. The more variety of foods I pack, the more the kids eat.

  7. I used to make sandwiches and pack lunches with fruit the night before so I didn’t have to worry about it in the mornings.

  8. They love it when I cut their sandwiches up into shapes so I do that every night. I also give them sliced apples in a separate container with some celery sticks with peanut butter on them.

  9. I try to have lunches ready to go the night before but usually I end up throwing things together in the morning because I procrastinate.

  10. I buy ready-made salads once or twice a week. Other days I’ll make sandwiches in the morning.

  11. I usually try to prepare at least part of their lunches the night before because they have to leave for school very early in the morning.

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