Back-to-School madness is in full effect in my home right now. My kitchen table looks like it’s been taken over by school supplies and pretty much all we can think or talk about is getting ready for school to start back next week. I’ll admit that I’ve been on one shopping spree after another trying to ensure that from clothes to supplies to lunch ideas, we’ve got everything covered so that heading back to the classroom is a huge success. While there are some very specific items on my list (like those pesky school uniforms), this year I’ve been discovering that thinking outside of the box when it comes to back-to-school lunches is a perfect way to ensure that my kiddos are excited about the snack and meal options that I’ve prepared for them. But in addition to coming up with creative lunchbox and snack ideas, I’ve also discovered that by shopping for private label items at my local Harris Teeter, I can serve up the quality products that my kids love in a much more affordable fashion! Inspired by a recent shopping trip to fill my fridge and pantry with HT Traders and HT Organics, I thought it was only fair that I share with you not only how I’m saving during this back-to-school season but how I’m also coming up with fun and creative lunch ideas like my Italian Sandwich Rollups!
Before we get to some fun ideas and inspiration for back-to-school meals and snacks, it’s only fair that I share why Harris Teeter is my go-to store! Maybe it’s the fact that my mama shopped there when I was younger but when I think back on heading to the grocery store, Harris Teeter always comes to mind. Since I’ve had kids (so for at least fifteen years), I’ve been heading to my local Harris Teeter to take advantage of the VIC specials and stock up on quality food that I can feel great about serving. While they have an amazing selection of everything I could possibly dream of to keep my family full, I’ve recently fallen in love with their now-lower-priced private label line that is amazingly affordable and boasts high quality products that fit perfectly into our busy back-to-school lifestyle! From Farmer’s Market Fresh Fruits to HT Traders varieties of our favorite products to HT Organics essentials like my youngest son’s beloved apple juice, it’s easy to find everything I need from the Harris Teeter private label brands I’ve come to trust! In fact, any time I make a visit to Harris Teeter I end up coming home with a car full of private label products to help create meals and snacks that the kids adore!
While I know that it’s easy to say these products work well in my everyday life, I think actions speak louder than words so let me show you how Harris Teeter private label products that are priced lower than other grocer’s private label items inspire our daily lives…from morning to night!
Start the Day the Easy Way
Mornings are crazy busy when it comes to school days. For me, that means I need simple and delicious grab-and-go options like Harris Teeter Strawberry Breakfast Bars! This easy morning staple can be paired with a glass of milk and some fresh blueberries for a quick morning meals that is sure to satisfy!
My kids both adore the taste of the Strawberry Breakfast Bars and I love the convenience of allowing them to grab their own breakfast! As an added bonus, by buying Harris Teeter private label brand breakfast bars, I’m able to start the day in a less expensive way that’s still totally satisfying! It’s the perfect breakfast for my boys to start their school days with to ensure they have a good foundation!
Pack Lunches that Really Satisfy
For me, the key to lunchbox success is variety, variety, variety! Some days my kids are easy. Other days I have to get creative. But no matter what day it is, I love knowing that with a variety of Harris Teeter private label products, I call fill their lunchboxes with items they adore and that I can feel great about sending…like my easy Italian Sandwich Rollups! This fun take on a traditional sandwich always disappears and is great to make with the kiddos!
What You Will Need
2 Slices of Harris Teeter Honey Wheat Bread
4 Slices of Harris Teeter Turkey
2 Slices of Harris Teeter Provolone Cheese
6-8 Pieces of Harris Teeter Pepperoni
2 Teaspoons of Harris Teeter Pizza Sauce
How to Make It
This delicious lunch idea is super simple to make and is a fun lunchbox stuffer that always disappears! To start, I cut the crust off my pieces of bread and allow my youngest to use a rolling pin to flatten the bread out.
Once my bread is rolled out (rolling out the bread tends to keep it from getting soggy), I simply spread one teaspoon of my Pizza sauce onto each piece of bread and top it with my turkey, cheese and pepperoni.
After tightly rolling it up from the sides, all that’s left to do is cut my Italian Sandwich Rollups into slices!
Into the kids’ lunchboxes my Italian Sandwich Rollups go for the start of a lunch that I never worry will come back home.
After adding in some fresh Harris Teeter Farmers Market fruit and some Harris Teeter fruit snacks, I’ve got an easy lunch that I can feel great about sending with the kids and that I know they are sure to enjoy!
This favorite back-to-school lunch is so easy to make and is a somewhat different take on a traditional sandwich. Plus, with the quality Harris Teeter private label products as my ingredients, I can feel good knowing that not only did I create a lunch for less but that I’m also serving up a meal that I can feel good about!
Snack Smarter After School
While preparing delicious breakfasts and lunches is my main priority, I’m a mom to boys and that means my kids come home hungry! I love knowing that I have Harris Teeter fat-free yogurt on hand for when they walk in the door! Paired with a glass of HT Organics Apple Juice, it’s a perfect post-school snack that’s easy and delicious and gives them the energy they need for all their afterschool activities.
Plus, since it’s once again a grab-and-go option, the simple convenience of Harris Teeter products are a perfect way to ensure that no matter how crazy back-to-school time is, providing food I feel good about giving my boys is easy!
While these are just a few of my back-to-school ideas, it’s easy to see that by stocking up on Harris Teeter private label products, I can serve up delicious meals and snacks in an affordable way! As you prepare for back-to-school season, I encourage you to discover the now-lower-priced-than-ever variety of essentials from Harris Teeter! Head to your local Harris Teeter today and stock up on a variety of everyday essentials that boast the private label brand!
Not convinced? You will be once you try Harris Teeter private label items. In fact, Harris Teeter is so sure of it that they are making it their goal to ensure you’re satisfied! To do this, they’re backing up their private label products with this guarantee: If you’re not 100% satisfied with their private label products, all you have to do is simple return it for a full refund. Plus, they will replace the item you return with an item of your choice! So see, you literally have NOTHING to lost and an unbelievable variety of everyday essentials at amazing prices to gain!
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Then tell me, what are some of your favorite Harris Teeter private label products for back-to-school?