Even though I have a toddler, he is about to make the move from daycare to preschool and one of our big changes will be that he will tote his own lunch to school each day. I have been brainstorming ways to give him a healthy lunch that is portable but also includes something that he’ll enjoy eating. He’s not a particularly picky eater, but he’s also not the kind of kid who will eat the same exact thing every day with no question. Additionally, he tends not to eat very much at each meal. I was excited to find out that Balance Bar has just introduced a mini size version of the healthy-but-sweet energy bars. Now I can include the occasional treat in Charlie’s lunch! In addition to trying my hardest to make meals healthy, I also try to pack them in containers that are reuseable, so that there is minimal waste. Itzy Ritzy’s Snack Happens Reusable Snack Bags are a colorful and durable way for Charlie to tote his food in style.
About Balance Bar and Balance Bar Mini Energy Bars
Balance Bar was one of the originators of energy bars and the nutrition bar category. Founded in 1992 by a group of sports enthusiasts, scientists and people with a passion for life in Santa Barbara, CA, Balance Bar continues to be run by people with the same passion and mission today that started it all. Rooted in a winning formula for balanced nutrition, Balance Bar has since added several flavors, styles and formats of energy bars to make nutrition easy and delicious for everyone.
Get lasting energy at snack time or in-between meals with Balance Bar mini energy bars. Crafted using the 40-30-30 nutrition principle, these 100-calorie treats are packed with good-for-you protein, 23 vitamins & minerals and delicious flavors your whole family will love.
About Itzy Ritzy Snack Happens Reusable Snack Bags
The Itzy Ritzy Snack Happens bags are reusable, machine washable bags for snacks, sandwiches and so much more. Made with an FDA approved, BPA-free, machine washable lining, these bags are also lead free, phthalate free and CPSIA Certified. The Snack Happens bags work great with sliced fruit, sandwiches, sticky or messy foods as well as any dry snacks. They help reduce the huge amounts of plastic bags going into the trash each day. According to the EPA, over 380 billion plastic bags, sacks and wraps are consumed in the U.S. each year and only 1-3% are recycled.
The Parental Voice
Both Balance Bar and Itzy Ritzy value the voices of their consumers. Itzy Ritzy very often debuts new product and pattern ideas on their Facebook and Pinterest feeds to get feedback from fans before putting something new on the market. Similarly, Balance Bar takes an active approach to their Facebook and Twitter presence by engaging with consumers through social media.
This Tuesday, August 20 at 2 pm EST, Balance Bar will be hosting a Back to School Twitter chat where parents can get tips on how to balance the family schedule as a new school year begins. Tune in to get a little peace of mind and share your thoughts on Balance Bar mini energy bars and how you stay sane when the craziness of the school year!
To Buy Or Not to Buy
To Buy… Balance Bar mini energy bars are a duo of tastiness and guilt-free snacking. The small size makes them portable and low cal. And the Itzy Ritzy Snack Happens bags are a great way to travel green with Balance Bar mini energy bars or any of your other favorite snacks.
Not to Buy… I’m at a loss for reasons not to buy these two great products. Go forth and purchase!
We were not paid for this post, but we were provided samples.