Thursday, July 29, 2010

Nutritious, Affordable School Lunch Meal at Publix

As we approach back to school, I believe that it is very important for us to feed our children healthy, nutritious and balanced meals. A lot of times, the school meals are not healthy and are loaded with lots of calories, fat, preservatives, etc. In order for our children to concentrate and succeed in their studies, I believe that nutrition plays a huge role, before, during and after the school day.

When I went into Publix today, a deli employee saw me with my two year old and mentioned she was just putting out their new lunch to go kits for kids. Interested, as I saw this in the Back to School Sale Mailer yesterday, I followed her and questioned the product.

I was pleasantly surprised when she told me about it. She also mentioned other varieties, but I did not view them and cannot find that information on the website. Check your store for possible alternative varieties.

I saw the deli thin with Boar's Head ham (a great healthier alternative to other heavily preserved brands), a bag of carrots, a Yoplait yogurt cup (I believe it is supposed to be Stonyfield Organic Kid's) and a Mott's Apple Juice bottle. All this for $3.99!

Considering the nutrition value of this meal, compared to the alternatives out there, I believe that $3.99 is a great price! I personally wouldn't rely on this every day, but if you needed a few quick grab and go lunches each week, I think this is a positive alternative.

UPDATED: I saw two other varieties today at another store. PBJ wrap and sandwich minis.


  1. Wish we had Publix in North Carolina. I love that store. Sending a little SITS girl comment love your way. :)

  2. Thanks for the comment! My sis just moved to NC and wishes she had one too!