Lunch Box Creativity + Yoplait Go-Gurt Protein

by Cate on October 29, 2013

A kid-friendly, guilt-free, delicious snack that is packed with protein and calcium… let’s talk Yoplait’s Go-Gurt Protein.

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When it comes to packing the kids’ lunch boxes, I do my best to keep it interesting.

Mostly in the interest of making sure they eat their lunch.

And because after packing 1,067 lunches (a total approximation, it has definitely been way more), I need to fight boredom on the regular.

For all of us.

I switch it up daily, packing hot items, cold items, new twists on old favorites, leftovers, sandwiches, breadless meals, an a la carte smattering, and more.

One thing I never have to worry about, though, is if Nick and Madeline are getting enough calcium or protein. It’s practically a lunch box (and outside of school) staple. They both love yogurt and eat it daily, and they both have a few favorite yogurts that they will eat at home. But when it comes to packing their school lunches, I usually stick to Yoplait’s  Go-Gurts.

1 – Because they are easy for them to open.
2 – Because they love them.
3 – Because it’s a small enough amount that they can finish it, along with the rest of their lunch, in the allotted time.
4 – Because it’s good for them.
5 – And lastly, and perhaps most importantly, it doesn’t require me remembering to include a spoon.

Because, true story, sometimes I do.

And then the Mom Guilt. Oh man, the Mom Guilt.

So Go-Gurts are a no brainer. They have been since Nick was in pre-school.

So.very.long.ago.

No artificial colors or flavors. No high fructose corn syrup.

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Recently, my friends at Yoplait dropped me a line to let me know about the new Go-Gurt Protein. Twice as much protein than other yogurts on the market.

Which is all sorts of awesome.

The Strawberry Superstar is the current O’Malley House Favorite.

Wanna know a secret if you’re adding Go-Gurts to YOUR kids’ lunch boxes?

Freeze them. Then they will do double-duty for you. Acting as a small ice pack to keep the other lunch box contents cold, they will be soft enough (and still cold!) at lunch time to eat.

Or you can keep them frozen in the freezer for when the kids are clamoring for a popsicle.

Perfection at every corner.

And while we’re on the subject of lunch boxes, do check out the new site, The Lunch Box Ladies. It’s a little project that Sarah and I started working on a few months ago. We are posting new content there a couple times a week, all designed to fuel lunch box creativity.

Goodness know we can ALL use that, kid or adult alike.

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We will be sharing information on our favorite lunch box containers and accessories, recipes on snacks that are kid-friendly and adult-approved, creative ways to switch up lunch contents, and more. Much more. And we hope that you will add The Lunch Box Ladies to your regular blog reading and sharing.

And on Wednesday, we’ll be talking about why calcium and protein is so important for little bodies (and big bodies too!). Talking about healthy bones during Halloween week? The blog writing Gods are surely smiling on the timing of that one.

Tomorrow? Sahara Sam’s!

*This post was sponsored through my work with Yoplait. Thank you for supporting the companies that support my site. And, you know, Yoplait? Always a favorite irregardless.

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Joanne October 30, 2013 at 6:25 am

My mom was definitely all about the Go-Gurt when I was little. Freezing them definitely was key!
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patsyk October 30, 2013 at 8:18 am

Gogurt is something I pack every day in my 10 year old’s lunchbox. he’s not big on regular yogurt, but the frozen gogurt is typically a favorite. I’m going to look for this new version with extra protein since he’s such a carb crazy kid, I’ve got to make sure he’s getting enough!
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Erika October 31, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Go-Gurt Protein? I am going to be all over this when I can find it in the store! Try as hard as I might, I cannot get the kids on board the Greek yogurt train. They each dance for about 10 hours a week, so protein is high on my list of necessities to get them through an evening of workouts.

I hope this is as tasty to them as regular Go-gurt is. And that it isn’t only available in a strawberry-banana flavor. DS hates that fake banana flavor in yogurt.

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