It’s time for Back to School!


It’s that time of year to start packing school lunches, drop off the kids for school and I still can’t believe how fast summer break has gone by! Here are some of my favorites for back-to-school lunches and for easy dinners!

Introducing Mightylicious Cookies—artisanal, allergen-friendly treats that never sacrifice taste or texture.

Think gluten-free means flavor-free? Think again. There’s a new cookie in town, and it’s taking the snack world by storm.

Say hello to Mightylicious, the hand-crafted cookie that truly has it all: amazing flavor, perfect texture, clean ingredients—everything you want in a cookie except the gluten.

What sets these decadent cookies apart from the rest is their surprising deliciousness. Everyone is singing the praises of Mightylicious, not just people with celiac disease and health-conscious snackers, but anyone who simply can’t resist a good cookie.

Behind every Mightylicious cookie is the belief that allergen-friendly treats shouldn’t sacrifice taste or texture. These soft-baked delights are 100% free of gluten, wheat, rye, barley, and RBST. The entire line is made from all-natural, non-GMO ingredients. I love how they taste! I was actually quite impressed with the flavor and my favorite is the Brown Butter Chocolate Chip.

The Mightylicious line features 7 varieties, including 2 vegan options: Brown Butter Chocolate Chip, Brown Butter Shortbread, Oatmeal Raisin, Double Dutch Chocolate Chip, Grandma Arline’s Oatmeal Coconut, Salted Peanut Butter, and Vegan Chocolate Chip. Kof-K Kosher. (7.4 oz bag, MSRP: $7.99)

Find Mightylicious online and in retail outlets including Walmart (231 outlets nationwide), Whole Foods, Costco, King’s, Price Chopper, and more.

The Only Organic Potato Chip Brand

Looking for an organic potato chip for lunches? This mom-owned brand is now available at Whole Foods nationwide! The flavors are delicious! Organic Goodness – Humble Chips stand out in kids’ lunch boxes because they’re made from organic ingredients. Organic foods are cultivated without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, ensuring that what your kids are enjoying is free from harmful chemicals.


The Original
A subtle dusting of sea salt, gentle enough to let the natural organic potato flavor nudge through.

Sea Salt & Cider Vinegar
Sweet apple cider vinegar tones gently complemented with a dusting of sea salt.

Smokey BBQ
A rich smokey BBQ experience created using the perfect blend of spices and natural smoke flavors. This one is my absolute favorite!

Creamy Dill
A lemony dill silkiness married with our light, crispy crunch.

I love that these are made with only real ingredients! I also love the Planet-Friendly Packaging for a Better Tomorrow: What sets Humble Chips apart goes beyond the chips themselves. Each bag of Humble Chips is not just a snack; it’s a small step towards a greener future. The certified compostable bags they come in contribute to reducing plastic waste and environmental impact. As your kids enjoy their crunchy snacks, you can feel good knowing that the packaging is designed to return to the Earth, leaving no toxic trace. It’s a fun lesson in sustainability that they’ll carry with them as they grow!

A great snack item!

Moon Fruit Snacks

Naturally sweet and deliciously crunchy, Moon Fruit Snacks are out of this world! With 1/3 cup of whole fruit per serving, the snacks are bursting with flavor and offer an easy, healthy snack choice for families on-the-go. Three delightful flavors include Straw-Bana, Blended Berry Blast, and Apple Cinnamon. Moon Fruit contains no added sugar, no artificial preservatives, no artificial colors, and no artificial flavors. Moon Fruit Snacks are available on their website and Learn more at

This next one is actually something I have never tried before! Aloe Water – The ongoing trend in the beverage industry is “functional beverages”…beverages that just don’t give you something to drink, but actually provide health benefits from drinking it. So, why should you drink Aloe Water? Hydration is one reason but there are also other benefits! Aloe vera has been traditionally used to help with digestive issues, such as constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Drinking aloe water may help to soothe the digestive tract and promote regularity. It is also beneficial for your skin health and immune system support. Aloe vera has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to reduce inflammation in the body and potentially alleviate conditions such as arthritis and other inflammatory disorders. Drinking aloe water may help to promote overall health and well-being. And with active kids, this will help them recover from the big game even faster! And when you are looking for the perfect aloe water, look no further than Aloe Vio. With a variety of refreshing flavors like watermelon, pineapple, and passion fruit you will love it! My favorite is the Watermelon! Aloe Vio is made from real aloe vera with and without pulp. Aloe Vio is never made from powder or concentrate. Available in natural and a range of flavors and sizes, standard aloe, sugar free and sparkling aloe for that refreshing taste.

Aloe Vio is available at Dollar General and more retailers coming this Fall!

For more information, visit BevPax online and on Instagram.

If you have been following my blog for awhile, you may recognize this next one! It’s a favorite of mine!

Keeping healthy snacks handy for fuel and nutrition during the school year is essential and Festive Chickpeas are the PERFECT go-to snack! It’s a fantastic no-nut, allergy-free crunchy snack that kids…and parents!…will love!

Chickpeas are a great on the go snack, for lunch, after school, at practice or even when mom or dad needs a pick me up before dinner! , because they are low in calories and high in fiber, protein, and essential vitamins and minerals. They are also a great source of plant-based protein.

Festive Chickpeas have reinvented the chickpea, unhusking it, using the chickpea hearts (halves) to give it big crunch and even bigger flavor! All while being packed with protein and unbelievably good for you!

Festive Chickpeas have ZERO preservatives, are non-GMO, soy-free, gluten-free and are 100% vegan (except BBQ) to accommodate every snacker’s lifestyle. Aside from being plentiful with protein and nutritious, they’re exploding with flavor. Each pocket-sized bag is abundant in fiber, iron and potassium, has 10 grams of protein and no trans fats. The crispy chickpeas are dusted with ocean-fresh sea salt – making them an easy and equally satiating alternative to potato chips.

Festive Chickpeas are celebrating snack time one step further with new fun flavors, including Sour Cream and Onion, Sweet & Smoky BBQ and Ranch – because who wants to live without such tangy, savory flavor in their life? I love the Sweet & Smoky BBQ!

Find Festive Chickpeas at and coming soon to Amazon.

Festive Chickpeas are available in variety packs of 1-ounce and 2-ounce snack bags.

Save 10% when getting them on auto ship!

Great for making dinner!

Dave’s Gourmet’s award-winning pasta sauces are rich in delicious flavors like: Organic Hearty Marinara, Organic Red Heirloom, Butternut Squash, Wild Mushroom, Aged White Cheddar Alfredo and more! These organic, gluten-free, vegan, low sodium, non-GMO sauces are sure to make any pasta, pizza, ravioli, meatballs, or vegetable dish the highlight meal of the week. Each sauce bursts with flavor and takes dishes to the next level with little to no effort. If you are looking to make a simple dinner, this sauce is for you! It is so fresh tasting! I loved it!

For more information, please visit . 

A good lunch option for adults!

From the coastlines of Portugal and Spain, Freshé Meals are ready-to-eat, small meals made up of simple ingredients, vibrant superfoods, and sustainably sourced protein (wild-caught tuna or Atlantic salmon) infused with savory herbs and spices. Part of the Mediterranean diet, Freshé Meals are the perfect go-to option for healthy, delicious eating at home, at the office, or in the great outdoors. Simply pop open the tin and enjoy it right out of the can, or Freshé Meals can be used as a salad topper and in recipes. Tasty meal selections include Sicilian Caponata, Provence Nicoise, Aztec Ensalada, Thai Sriracha, Moroccan Tagine, and Barcelona Escalivada. All meals are non-GMO, gluten-free, and packaged in BPA-free tins. Sold at  Amazon and retailers nationwide, including Kroger, Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, Meijer, and more.

Another must try for adults!

Black Sheep CBD Meringue Cookies are premium, all-natural ingredients that are also “chill-inducing.”  These delicious, light-as-air cookies are made with CBD (THC Free) that taste as good as they’ll make you feel– with none of the high! Crafted from chef-inspired recipes, Black Sheep CBD Meringue Cookies have only natural ingredients like Cane Sugar and Natural flavors. They are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy Free, Cholesterol Free, Non-GMO, and THC-Free and contain zero total fat, saturated fats, or trans fats. Every bag contains 100 MG or 200MG of 100% hemp-derived CBD and is made from full-spectrum CBD. Available in 9 irresistible flavors, including Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Cappuccino, Caramel, Birthday Cake, Cookies & Cream, Cotton Candy, and Mint Chocolate. Made in the USA. Available at

A must-try!

TBJ Gourmet Bacon Jams are all-natural, gluten free spreads are crafted with a delectable blend of real chopped uncured bacon cooked crispy and simmered with caramelized onions, brown sugar, maple syrup, garlic, vinegar, and more. Delicious as a spread or marinade and a perfect fit for both savory and sweet dishes. TBJ Gourmet Bacon Jam comes in a variety of mouth-watering flavors, including Original, Maple, Peppercorn, Sweet Chili, Honey Habanero, Fig and Balsamic, and more. Single and Variety packs are available. Made in the USA. Ethically sourced with no nitrates. Ships nationwide. Available at and Amazon. 

A Must for Family Movie Nights!

Johnson’s Popcorn helps you share delicious popcorn from the beautiful Ocean City, New Jersey Boardwalk, delivered to your home! Since 1940, Johnson’s Popcorn has been famously popping corn fresh daily, and hand mixing it the old-fashioned way! Johnson’s Popcorn is a delicious and thoughtful gift. Select your favorite flavors from gift ideas like tubs and tins of sweet and savory popcorn. All products are gluten-free, and you can choose from Caramel Corn, Salty-n-Sandy, Cheddar, Peanut Crunch, Chocolate Drizzle, Platinum, Butter, and Tri-Flavor. This brand is an absolute must for movie nights with the family! Always gluten-free. Available at

Stay tuned! More Back-to-School featured items to be reviewed soon!

Happy Back-to-School!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples of the above items to facilitate this seasonal post. Images and information were also provided.

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