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4 Ways to Build a Better Lunchbox This Back to School

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Do you know what I miss? Lunchboxes. I didn't get to pack them much growing up, as I ate the school meal almost every day. I did admire the kids who packed a lunch, however, and -- to this day -- I try to make a special event out of a brown bag lunch.

For my own kids, who are homeschooled, you wouldn't imagine they would have much more luck than I did. But we do eat on the go quite a bit, making it essential to have easy-to-grab items on hand to stuff those lunchboxes!

How do I do it? I have my methods. See the 4 ways I'm determined to build a better lunchbox for my family, thanks to the yummy samples we were given to try from Made in Nature Supersnacks!

1. Satisfy the sweet tooth.  I don't know why parents don't ask their kids what they like. Not all kids will insist on candy for lunch. And if they do? There are lots of suitable options for the kid with the sweet tooth. Just ask me; I'm a super snacker who loves candy, but is totally in love with the Made in Nature Organic Dried Mangoes. I can't stop eating them, and it's pretty easy to understand why. They are chewy, sweet, tangy, and perfect. With no sulfur and amazingly ripe flavor that we just can't get from fresh mangoes in the middle of Nebraska, I'd love any lunch box that featured these for a snack or dessert!


If your kid has a food weakness, go ahead and exploit it. I'm pretty sure that there is a dried fruit option from Made in Nature that is suitable for their sweet tooth.



2.  Try lots of things. If you remember with envy those kids who did get to take lunch to school every day, some of them didn't have nice things to say about it. They were bored with the same, old lunch, and back in 1988, there wasn't exactly a ton of awesome snacks on the market that could sit in a lunch sack safely until noon. Thankfully, today's kids can enjoy a handful of super foods in a variety of colors and flavor profiles, like figs, sour cherries, and even some fantastic nut blends, featuring pepitos (pumpkin seeds) and pomegranate!



3. Bring enough to share. I know, I know... most schools don't allow sharing. But in our family, we have our own school and our own rules, and that means bringing extras for that friend we bring along unexpectedly on a field trip or for when the toddler gets cranky and needs a pick-me-up. With resealable bags that encourage multiple offerings, it's too easy to bring enough for everyone!


4. Remember mom. Grown-ups snacks aren't a much-celebrated thing, but I swear the Italian Espresso Toasted Coconut Chips were made just for me. How else can you explain the perfectly delectable, crunchy and bittersweet goodness that I can't put down? They are naturally sweetened with maple syrup and taste like the best cup of coffee -- ever. So, go ahead. Pack your own lunch. And toss in those coconut chips. You'll thank me later!



These yummy lunchbox Supersnacks  are some of the tastiest, good-for-you organic treats we've tried in this house, and you don't have to go far to find them! While you can check them out at the official website, you'll also be pleased to know that they are available at your local Walmart, starting at just $3.98 a bag! How's that for super snacking? In addition to telling you about the great value these foods have, we wanted to help you in your lunch bag goals with a super shopping giveaway!

(You can also relax about the ingredients. With good fats and no refined sugar, these products are certified organic and Non-GMO project verified!)

Wanna Win? To be entered to win a $100 Walmart gift card and an assortment of the products we sampled above, just use the form below. Use it to fuel your back-to-school grocery list, including Made in Nature Kale Chips for just $4.98!  You have until August 22nd at 11:59 pm EST. Open to U.S. residents 18+.  By giving your email to participate, you agree to receive occasional emails from Made in Nature.


*Compensation received by Made in Nature. Opinions are our own.









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122 comments

  1. I want to try the Italian Espresso Toasted Coconut Chips

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  2. I would love to try the Tart Cherries.

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  3. I would like to try Organic Dried Mangoes.

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  4. The Coconut Chips and Super Berry Fusion snacks sound tasty. I bet my daughter would like the Mango snack!

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  5. I think my kids would love ORGANIC TART CHERRIES & SULTANA RAISINS the most.

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  6. I think I would enjoy the apricots in the buff snack the most.

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  7. I would like to try the CINNAMON CITRUS FUSION NUT BLEND or the ORGANIC TROPICAL FUSION. They all sound great and yummy.

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  8. I'd like to try their Organic Deglet Noor Dates and their Organic Pineapple.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  9. Ohhh I love mango's so much but they all sound yummy!

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  10. I love dried mangoes. Would definitely buy these.

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  11. oh mangos would be my pick. Sounds so good!

    chopf712@yahoo.com

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  12. I'm torn between the tart cherries and the super berry things. I could go for some of those right now actually! :) Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!
    Tina

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  13. I like to try the Tart Cherries and Super Berry

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  14. I would like to try the coconut chips.

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  15. Either the mangoes or the coconut chips

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  16. I would absolutely LOVE the Coconut Chips. I know a lot of other people said that, but I am crazy for anything that tastes like coconut!!!! God bless and good luck everyone!

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  17. I think I would like the mangos best because they are tangy too.

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  18. The Coconut Chips sound really great!

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  19. I would love the mango, but my son would love the Coconut Chips! Billie R. kekagel@yahoo.com

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  20. Found your site through Surviving & Thriving. I'd love to try the tart cherries and the coconut chips.

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  21. The tart cherries really sound terrific
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  22. I'd like to try the Coconut Chips.

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  23. I think the Apricots in the buff super snack would be a favorite of ours.

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  24. The Made in Nature Kale Chips!
    Thank you, Cindi

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  25. they all sound wonderfully delicious! but I would definitely love to try the Smyrna Figs,,
    @tisonlyme143

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  26. I would like the Apricots In The Buff!

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  27. I would enjoy the tart cherries.

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  28. The coconut chips sound yummy to me, thanks!

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  29. The apricots in the buff sound great! I love the name!

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  30. I'm already a big fan of mangoes so I know the Organic Mangoes would be a favorite, some of the other items I would also love to try are the Figgy Pops Choco Crunch, Pomegranate Ginger Fusion and Vietnamese Cinnamon Swirl Toasted Coconut Chips.

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  31. I would love to try all the different flavors of kale chips

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  32. I think I'd like the Coconut chips

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  33. I think I would love Apricots in the Buff the most but I really want to try them all!

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  34. I would love to try the Coconut Chips

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  35. I think I'd really enjoy the mangoes.

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  36. I would like to try the Tart Cherries.

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  37. I would love them all but Tart Cherries has my heart and won't let go!

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  38. I'd love them all but especially the apricots and mango.

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  39. I would most enjoy their Organic Banana Slices.

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  40. I'd like to try the tart cherries.

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  41. We would love the mangoes!
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  42. I would like to try the coconut chips the most. Although the dried mangos sound really good too.

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  43. tart cherries sound amazing!

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  44. I would enjoy the coconut chips the most!

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  45. those coconut chips sound yummy.

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  46. Oh I have to say the Tart Cherries would be my favorite! I love cherries! Have never tried them in a dried fruit before. Sounds so good!

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  47. I would enjoy their Organic, Unsulfured Apricots.

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  48. I'd love to try the Apricots inthe buff

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  49. I would enjoy the soft and sultry snacks.

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  50. The Tart Cherries flavor appeals to me the most! I'd love to try them!
    Amandastovall(at)me(dot)com

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  51. All of them but really the apricots sound good.

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  52. I've had and love the super berry fusion

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  53. I am torn between which I would probably love the most but I think I will have to go with the apricots. They sound really good.

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  54. The tart cherries would be great!

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  55. I think I would most enjoy Italian Espresso Toasted Coconut Chips

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  56. I would love to try the Italian Espresso Toasted Coconut Chips

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  57. Id like to try the apricot chips. Thank you for the chance :)

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  58. I would like to try the coconut chips

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  59. I think I will love the Tart Cherries!

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  60. I know I'd love their Fruit Fusion Tropical Sol supersnacks!

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  61. i would love the coconut chips great for baking and decorating

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  62. I would like the apricots

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  63. I would enjoy the Made in Nature Tart Cherries the most.

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  64. I would enjoy the Tart Cherries the most.

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  65. I would love to try the ITALIAN ESPRESSO TOASTED COCONUT CHIPS.The thought of it sends my pulse racing and cause my mouth to water.

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  66. I think I will enjoy the Sriracha Chili Kale Chips the most.

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  67. Italian Espresso Toasted Coconut chips, for sure!

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  68. I would like the Coconut chips the most.

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  69. The coconut one sounds really good. We love coconut anything or chocolate.

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  70. I would love to try the kale chips!

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  71. I would love the super berry fusion!

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  72. The dried mango looks delicious to me.

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  73. The dried mangos would make a great snack.

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  74. I would like the tart cherries I think but they all sound so goos and yummy.

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  75. I think I'd enjoy the Coconut Chips most.

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  76. I think I would love the super berry fusion the most.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  77. I would so love to try the mangos first.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  78. I'd love to try the mango supersnacks first!

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  79. i would love to try the Organic Golden Pineapple
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  80. I think I would really like to try the Tart Cherries. They look delicious in the picture on your website.

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  81. Nicole Carter (Weasley)August 21, 2016 at 12:42 PM

    I think I would really like the coconut chips.

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  82. I would love to try their Kale chips.

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  83. The mangos for sure. connie danielson

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  84. I think that I would enjoy the Made in Nature Maple Balsamic Fusion Nut Blend the most.

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  85. I would definitely enjoy the Coconut Chips the most.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  86. I would love the Super Berry Fusion snacks. Sounds so good.

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  87. I would love all of them but will choose the mango.

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  88. The tart cherries just sound so awesome and yummy..

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  89. I would like to try the ORGANIC DEGLET NOOR DATES

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  90. I would like the Apricots I am sure. I always love apricots.

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  91. I'd like to try the coconut chips.

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  92. Tropical Fusion & Apple Cinnamon sound delis as my 1st picks but there are so many ones I'm sure I will love.

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  93. I would love to try the coconut chips! Absolutely love coconut! Thank you!

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  94. I would definitely enjoy the Organic Mango. Their Organic Mulberries look pretty good too.

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  95. I think I would like the coconut chips.

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  96. I would like to try the coconut chips!
    Kari Barone

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  97. I think I'd most like the MAPLE MADAGASCAR VANILLA TOASTED COCONUT CHIPS. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  98. the coconut chips sounds good to me

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  99. The Italian Espresso Toasted Coconut Chips sound delicious!

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  100. The coconut chips sound interesting!

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  101. I think i Would like tart cherries the best.

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