Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Perfect Lunchtime Snack, Go-GURT Yogurt {Review & $25 Target Gift Card Prize Pack Giveaway}

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Recently Big Sister E's school sent out a survey asking parents a few questions about the hot lunch offerings — how often our child bought their lunch versus bringing it from home, if there were questions or suggestions that we had, and more.

As soon as I got to the question that read If your child brings their lunch more often, what is the reason why? it took me approximately half a second to check the box for My child doesn't like the selection/is a picky eater.

That's my girl all right.

And even though I'm not a huge fan of packing her lunchbox every day (mainly because I'm not fully awake until approximately 1 hour after she has started school), at least I'm fortunate that she often gets excited about helping.

Plus, it makes things easier that every day, every single day, we start the process by placing the same two things in to get us started: a juice box and a Go-GURT Yogurt.

Go-GURT lunch

The first-ever yogurt in a tube, Go-GURT Portable Lowfat Yogurt makes lunchtime and on-the-go snacking quick, easy, portable and delicious.

Both of my daughters have LONG loved all of the great tasting flavors that Go-GURT is available in...

Go-Gurt yogurts

...and it makes me happy knowing that it is made with natural colors and flavors, is a good source of vitamins A, D and Calcium and contains no high-fructose corn syrup.

Even better, while I have fretted in the past about keeping a traditional yogurt cup chilled as it sits unrefrigerated all the way until lunchtime, Go-GURT provides the perfect solution.

Just freeze it! We keep our Go-GURT boxes right in the freezer and, after spending the morning in Big Sister E's lunchbox, it has thawed to just the right consistency when she pulls it out in the cafeteria.

Go-GURT review

Three out of four kids are not getting the recommended levels of calcium and vitamin D, which are essential nutrients for building strong bones, so I love that Go-GURT makes everyone happy... kids go crazy for the delicious, creamy texture and wacky flavors, and moms love the Yoplait goodness!

If you are looking for a perfect lunchtime snack, be sure to take a look at the huge selection and variety of Go-GURT Yogurt available at your local grocery or retail store and find out more by visiting their website and connecting with Yoplait on Facebook and Twitter.

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be prepared for tasty, filling, portable lunchtime snacks for quite some time to come, because...

One lucky person will win a $25 Target Gift Card
and (5) free Go-GURT coupons!

Target gift card giveaway


Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

362 comments:

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Candice said...

Pre-cut fruit is always a hit.

peg42 said...

My kids love carrots, yogurt, cheese or fruit.
Thanks so much.

Darlene said...

I like to give my boys a sandwich, fruit snacks and a desert like twinkles and a fruit box.

Yona Williams said...

I'm a fan of mixing fruits and veggies - like carrot sticks with grapes. Strawberries are also a hit.

Sandra VanHoey said...

My grandson loved having subs with crackers or chips, fruit roll ups or yogurt in his

Mysharona said...

My kids like carrots

Helga said...

healthy dried fruit snacks like craisins.

Pixystik4U said...

fresh fruit, baby carrots, fruit leather

Heather said...

my daughter usually takes a sandwich, a fruit and one other item, could be chips, or a cookie, yogurt, fruit snacks.

Robin O said...

I suggest packing baby carrots and a mini container of hummus. It's a good way to get kids to consume a serving of vegetables.

Christina said...

my kids love taking fruit... they also love veggies and cheese with a homemade ranch dip. My daughter takes homemade "lunchables" a lot.

StephanieR said...

Apples and Veggies cut in cute shapes.

Gretchen Luper said...

my grankids like to have a sandwich in their lunch, mostly peanut butter and jelly or ham,turkey and cheese. They also like baked chips of most any kind and they love gogurt which is so good and healthy. On rare occasions they get a snack cup. Also when they don't want milk I pack a juice box.

kim burnett said...

ants on a log ingredients! celery, peanut butter and raisins!

Tiffani P. said...

My son likes ham and cheese or pbj sandwich, goldfish and applesauce, fruit cup or fresh fruit. He prefers to take because he is picky and also he says it takes too long when he buys.

Diane Cooper said...

I like to pack something they helped prepare - if they helped make it - they are more apt to eat it. For example, fruit salad or oatmeal, raisin cookies.

Mami2jcn said...

I like to pack baby carrots.

JC said...

Fresh fruit and Greek yogurt

Natasha said...

My son like cheeses!

Becky Barrett Beitzel said...

we freeze our go gurt that way it is like a Popsicle for the kids at school!

Janet W. said...

My grandson loves apple slices in his lunchbox!

tat2gurlzrock said...

Fruit or fresh veggies are always good!

Joanne said...

Peanut butter sandwich, apple, carrot sticks.

traci jarrett said...

my daughter loves string cheese

Jan Lee said...

My mom used to pack veggies and cream cheese for our lunches :)

Stephanie Phelps said...

I pack cheese sticks, pretzels, peanut butter cracker and veggie sticks with dip!

Kim said...

Grapes, string cheese, pudding cups, sandwiches cut into fun shapes with cookie cutters!

Kelly Massman said...

string cheese is a good choice.

Bethany C. said...

My daughter really likes carrot sticks and grapes.

Colleen Maurina said...

Put fruits that are quick and easy to eat like grapes and blueberries.

Christine Mondy said...

I like to put string cheese and apple slices in lunches.

J Ann Lawson said...

I wrap their sandwich in foil and always put a joke or a smiley face it.

Mammamayor said...

I always freeze the yogurt they live it,natbelinsky@verizon.ner

Jay said...

frozen grapes!

Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me your suggestions or ideas for items to pack in a child's

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Stevie said...

Going by what my picky daughter eats now - apple pieces, crackers, yogurt & whole grain animal cookies

Katie S said...

My son is a super picky eater. He does like nuts and sunflower seeds, crackers, yogurt, cheese, some dried berries and yogurt covered raisins. He loves Gogurt and Gogo Squeez (and other similar fruit swueeze pouches). Apples, pears, cantaloupe, watermelon, strawberries, grapes are favorites around here too. I haven't had to pack school lunches yet because my son doesn't start kindergarten until next year, but I hope I can keep it interesting and healthy!

Tara Overby said...

I would pack an apple, sliced turkey breast and a sliced cucumber!

Thomas Murphy said...

cheese sticks are good and easy.

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CatOLuck said...

We like to pack dried or fresh fruit, snack bars, and string cheese.

Rita M said...

Cheese sticks & apple Slices

Kim Chance said...

Graham crackers, yogurt, fruit, and some rolled up slices of turkey.
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Sandra Davis said...

pb&j sandwich, apple slices or grapes

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I would pack a peanut butter sandwich, cheese stick and yogurt.

Kim Hardy said...

My kids always liked string cheese

Kim Hardy said...

My kids always liked string cheese

Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

fruit and crackers

debbie said...

things that are easy to eat, sliced apples, grapes, carrot sticks.

My Wild Crazy Life said...

My kids love fruit, apples and peanut butter, yogurt, veggies and a greek yogurt dip, etc
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Maria Iemma said...

My grandkids love fruit, pretzels and cheese sticks for snacks.

Tara said...

fruit and string cheese

Lisa Brown said...

peanut butter and jelly, grapes, raisins, nuts, cheese crackers.

Lisa Brown said...

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jbmthill said...

My teenage son loves Almonds, he takes a baggie of them in his lunch.

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Lynda Del Castillo said...

Fresh or dried fruit would be idyllic.
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TheTinyHeart said...

Baby carrots are a great healthy snack!

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Deb said...

The kids here LOVE the gogurt. AND they do love the little mandarin oranges, for which I am glad. AND cheese sticks. So they can eat well at lunch.

tawndam said...

I usually tried to freeze Gogurt to pack in those *fully disposable* lunches... It takes the place of an icepack that would NOT be throwaway... & don't forget the Huggies! (drink... not diapers... ;-))

Mijal Photography said...

crackers, fruit cups, pudding cups

Julie said...

we usually pack carrots and ranch dip in a little container. Also, Yogurts, string cheese, pudding.

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Michelle said...

I pack motts applesauce!

Daphne Turner said...

I pay a little extra and get the already-cut baby carrots for lunches. They do get eaten--and there's so easy for me.

Dawn Thompson Bailey said...

oranges and pretzels have been our thing lately

Darlene Carbajal said...

organic dry cereal, fruit cups, veggies, juice.

cjabdelnour said...

I PACKED YOGURT, MILK, SANDWICH, AND FRUIT. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

Laurel said...

Pretzels, fruit, and yogurt.
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Tammy Woodall said...

PB&J Sandwich, cheese crackers, mandarin orange, cookie.

Amanda Kinder said...

String cheese, fruit, carrots, or celery sticks.

heather baker said...

I do a pb&j sandwich, carrot sticks, piece of fruit and go-gurt.

Carrie Phelps said...

My grandchildren love cheese, pepperoni & crackers, fresh fruit, veggies with ranch dressing for dipping, squeeze fruit, yogurt, tortilla chips & salsa.

tammmm said...

I pack cheese and crackers for him and he loves it.

Dorothy Teel said...

Granddaughters get fresh fruit of cut up veggies in their lunch boxes and they love it. Cheese slices and lunch meats and crackers are also good for a change.

KJ Skib said...

Fresh fruit and squeezie applesauces are the best.

tracey said...

my son loves raisins, string cheese, crackers and that new lunchmeat that come in small round pieces(sorry cant think of the name of it), and fresh fruit.
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clc408 said...

Trail mix, fruit and string cheese are good choices.

Melissa Storms said...

My son loves fruits and veggies, so I pack a lot of grapes and celery.
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bison61 said...

the boys love string cheese and chocolate pudding cups

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smdrm said...

grapes, raisins,cheese cubes, pretzel sticks,

walk9 said...

My kids won't eat sandwiches so i always include a fruit, cheese and crackers, pretzels and a yogurt.

Stephen Alexander said...

Goldfish are a good lunch snack!

dfraley3 said...

Fresh fruit, cheese cubes, soup in the thermos, ham sandwich with an ice pack inside.

llinda29 said...

Bananas are always good

Sharon Kaminski said...

Our kids like dried fruit, nuts and string cheese.

Natalie said...

Wraps filled with fruit and peanut butter are great for the kids.

Some Lucky Dog said...

Our middle school has a microwave in the lunch room so our grandson often takes dinner leftovers...chicken leg, stir fry, hamburger!

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John-Paul Thomas said...

pretzels with hummus, string cheese, fruit, sandwiches. :) All sorts of delciousness! :)

9string said...

We've always packed fresh fruit.

Kia89 said...

Fresh fruit and yogurt.

Lindsey said...

String Cheese, Apples, and Peanut Butter - never fails!

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

fresh fruit and crackers!

Linda said...

cheese and crackers and grapes are a favorite at our house.
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guettel78 said...

Sweet and salty snacks always seem to be a hit, like ants on a log, trail mix, and peanut butter and jelly crackers.

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wen budro said...

Bite sized meats and cheeses with crackers and diced fruit in a little cup.

Paula Ball said...

fruit and granola bars

Jennifer Haile said...

I always like to pack some sort of nuts into their lunches.

Rose Red said...

I personally loved those little boxes of raisins mom used to put in my lunch.

Jackie said...

Baby carrots and celery sticks with ranch dressing for dipping was a hit with my kids.
Thanks!

Jessica said...

Peanut butter and jelly and a banana are a fast, affordable and kid pleasing lunch

Renee Walters said...

Apples and Veggies cut in cute shapes. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Tracey said...

celery sticks with cream cheese, carrot sticks with ranch dip
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Kim Pinch said...

My kids love celery and carrot sticks with ranch.

bloomerbear said...

Raisins, pretzel sticks, and grapes

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Debora Cook said...

Fruit and Vaggies with Dip..Gogurt is always a big hit..Crackers with Ham or Turkey.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I like to include sliced fruit, vegetables, cheese snacks and yogurt.

Karen F said...

Raisins and carrot stick are always a hit with my kids.

Ari T said...

Cut fruit (apples, oranges, pears) with peanut butter, bite-sized crackers and cheese, finger sandwiches (cream cheese + cucumber), cut veggies (carrots, broccoli, celery, etc.) or easy to eat by the handful items like edamame, grapes, goldfish crackers, etc.

Lennette Daniels said...

We like String cheese in our lunch boxes.

Dawn Ganey said...

I pack carrot sticks & ranch dressing.

sweepmom said...

Some things I like to put in my son's lunch are cheeses, goldfish crackers and protein bars.

bettycd said...

string cheese, carrots, and the ever famous PB sandwich

scottsgal said...

cheese & crackers, fruit, veggies

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

My daughter actually loves these Go-Gurts, so when she starts school next year, I'm sure these will be in her lunch box. I also think raisins and fruit in general are good ideas.

Alissabeth Taylor said...

Pancake sandwiches, waffle sandwiches, fruit, carrots.

Allison Downes said...

Yogurt, Cheese, and Apple slices are always great! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

slehan said...

sandwiches cut in fun shapes, veggies and fruit.
Thanks for the contest.

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KentuckyCooking said...

String cheese, pretzels, fruit & and a sandwich.

Danalee said...

I think apples and caramel dip is a good treat for packed lunches. I think it also good to add an I love you or you are great! kind of note to lunches. :)

Kimberly said...

My daughter has the same thing every day. Pasta, string cheese, banana, raisins and crackers.

Becca said...

String cheese, crackers, grapes, bananas with peanut butter

Growl Tiger said...

I pack frozen grapes that are a nice sweet treat and help keep his sandwich cold

Kathy said...

Sometimes for fun I pack a carton of milk and a ziploc with cereal in along with a bowl.

Teresa said...

My son likes tomatoes and pickles on his sandwich and I keep those in a separate container so he can add it himself. No one likes a soggy sandwich.

Sara Wagner said...

My kids love my homemade pasta salad with veggies in it.

lissa crane said...

We do rasins, mini apple sauces, string cheese & pretzels! These are always hits with my kids!

Julie said...

Spice sticks are awesome snacks.

steve stone said...

we pack alot of fruit and veggies.
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Jennifer T. said...

My daughter loves those squeezable apple sauce pouches. I sometimes send a tortilla roll-up filled with deli meat, cream cheese, and some veggies or pickles.

Rowell Reviews said...

String cheese has always been a favorite. kekagel(at)yahoo.com

Jessica said...

My girls do not take a sack lunch to school very often, but we like to put in dried fruit. Leftovers are a great lunch as well, especially for my youngest who does not like sandwiches. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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Beth R said...

Raisins or craisins.

Charlene Canfield said...

Peanuts. cjcmommy@gmail.com

BrunoDogg2 said...

Fruits, veggies, granola bar, yogurts, fruit pouches...

Courtnie Miller said...

I like the Babybel Cheese.

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

Fruit and veggies

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

fruit and Veggies with fun dips

Kelley Chapman said...

my kids like cut-up veggies with dip.

abfantom said...

My daughter likes apple slices or grapes in her lunches

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Molli Vandehey said...

fruit leather is great because it stays good for a long time.

kyl neusch said...



fresh fruit, baby carrots

CHRIS HOEY said...

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kathy dalton said...

my grandson loves graham crackers and apple juice

Carole Ingram said...

Freeze Dried Fruits/Treats, Homemade Apple Sauce, Homemade Fruit Leather, Water (instead of high sugar juices), etc.

April Martin said...

My son loves to take lunchables for lunch! ;)

Sadie said...

My kids love a cup of homemade applesauce and a dash of cinnamon.

jo n said...

Child's lunchbox? Hhmmm that was such a long time ago. I used to send a sandwich like pbj, carrot/celery sticks/apple, and a treat like a cookie.

Tammigirl said...

fruit, raisins, nuts, crackers, cheese - oh they love cheese!

Melanie said...

Go Gurts are a huge hit on our house. They eat them frozen all the time. We also include cheese sticks, fresh fruit, etc. in their lunches.

Aleksandra Nearing said...

My daughter loves fresh veggies in her lunchbox. Usually we send cucumber, tomatoes, radishes, bell peppers and cauliflower are on the menu most weeks!

tatertot374 said...

My kids love fresh fruit and pretzels.

Brit Christianson said...

Stuff they can 'build' themselves- crackers meat and cheese or taco stuff.

Sara said...

I always liked getting fruit snacks or pretzels in my lunch box as a kid

Jennifer Speed said...

When I was a kid my mom always gave me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, carrots with ranch dressing, and sliced apples.

LaurKnotter said...

My son is starting kindergarten next year and I am excited to make him lunches. He loves sandwhiches and I am planning on cutting them into cute shapes.

angela smith said...

pbj sandwich some grapes and some kind of snack crackers.cheese crackers or peppridge farm crackers

CindyWindy2003 said...

they like mini hummus packets with veggies.

mandala said...

sandwiches,fruits and veggies - creatively cut :)

Sue Hull said...

My nieces like hummus and fruit in their lunches. Thank you :)

Sherry said...

I like to put fruit and veggies and cheese slices or cubes.

Heavensangel2387 said...

The fruit cups with no added sugar are great. I like the boxes of raisins and yogurt of course! :)

Tammy Shelton said...

My Grands like Goldfish & Applesauce in their lunch.

Paol Trenny said...

a note with words of encouragement, fruits, milk, sandwich, and a piece of chocolate
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gahome2mom said...

Packing veggie sticks and cheese is a favorite! Thanks.

Jennifer said...

gummies, sandwiches cut out with cookie cutters!

polly said...

my grandson loves cut up veggies and ranch dressing to dip them in

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway…our kids like to bring sliced apples;you can buy them pre-sliced at the grocery, or you can diy at home.

danw78704 said...

like sliced grapefruit

stew said...

Fruit by the foot is a great item to pack in a child's lunch box. They are so fun to eat, and so yummmy!

mary gardner said...

turkey and cheese mini sub, fresh fruit, yogurt, and a cookie

Dawn Monroe said...

My kids and now grandkids always like the premade Lunchables. I like to put in string cheese.

The Attic Girl Site said...

My kids love fruit, string cheese, and PBJ

sohamolina said...

100 calorie packs

Kitty Iecvan said...

Celery sticks and hummus go great together!

CODMW2CAMPER said...

Awesome giveaway

Nicole said...

I always pack a sandwich or bagels, fruit, and a small treat

Lesley said...

my son loves fruit and veggies in his lunchbox!

ide2678 said...

My kids love when I do yogurt and then a small container of Granola to mix in. They also love hummus and pita chips.

ann said...

I give them milk or juice box, PB & J sandwiches, fruit, yogurt, cheese sticks and Little Debbies cakes sometime too

Tara said...

crackers & cheese, yogurt, string cheese, raisins, pretzels

CarrieAnn13 said...

Fruit & yogurt is always in their lunch box

Diane Vescio said...

Pretzels, yogurt, fruit

Susan C said...

Cream cheese spread on turkey lunchmeat and wrapped around a pickle spear.

Angie Higdon said...

y kids love Gogurt..this would be an awesome prize!

Jason Vaughn said...

String Cheese

Klydra Pugh said...

My kids love cut fruit and cheese.
Thanks for the chance.

dookiepookiebear said...

fruit cups and real fruit juice

mogrill said...

Jif to go and celery.
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deniseyweesy said...

grapes are always a hit.

LesleyfromWI said...

Grapes, apples or slices of cheese

jcwega27 said...

applesauce is a fav of hers

Allie G said...

I like pre-cut fruit

Emilie Proctor said...

String cheese is a must in our lunch boxes! The kids also love white grapes and orange slices!

petchk79 said...

I like to pack cheese, sausage, fruit, yogurt, pretzels, crackers, cottage cheese, veggie straws, applesauce etc.

crystalf said...

My girls like pretzels with applesauce, popcorn and peanut butter and crackers. Thank you!
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seaburd said...

my kids loved yogurt and string cheese

Connie Gruning said...

String cheese and fruit are always a big hit.

Michelle said...

My kids love having bagels in their lunch. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Denise Zbierski said...

The best thing for lunch boxes is celery with peanut butter!

Amber McCain said...

I love packing my kid's lunch! I always make like a sandwich with a side of fruit, a gogurt, something else as another side & my husband sneaks in something tasty for him. He gets a kick out of it.

Theresa said...

String cheese is our current favorite

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