Box Tops Now Available at BJ’s Wholesale Club + Back to School Snack & Lunch Ideas

Posted on Aug 20 2015 - 4:19pm by Kelley
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This is a “sponsored post in partnership with BJ’s Wholesale Club. I am a BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador. BJ’s compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


 

New for School at BJ's Wholesale Club

Well, we have officially been back to school since Monday and not sure anyone in our family was quite ready yet, but ready or not.. it’s here and we’re in full swing! Getting back into the grind for this mom with making healthy afternoon snacks and lunches along with all of the paperwork, homework, and things to remember to send in has my head spinning. Thankfully this year, I had a better idea of what to expect rather than going in blind from preschool.

A few weeks ago, the kiddos and I headed to BJ’s Wholesale Club for an event to learn more about their back to school offers and chat with Chef Glenn Lyman, (celebrity chef to LeBron James and Ryan Lochte among others,) to chat about healthy snacking for back to school. We got some great tips & fun ideas to make snacking and school lunches healthy and full of protein and everything our kiddos need to fuel their little bodies during the long school day.

Healthy back to school snacks with Chef Glenn Lyman

 

All of the above are available at your local BJ’s Wholesale Club. He put together fun snacks like cheese sticks wrapped with turkey breast, celery with cream cheese (my kids like to add raisins to theirs!,) apples wrapped with salami, and a fun little creation stacking babybel cheese, a piece of rolled up turkey, and a cherry tomato.. which is now my little man’s favorite!

Tips For Healthy Snacking

Soak apple slices in water and lemon to avoid getting brown faster

  • Soak your apple slices in water and lemon to help keep them fresh
  • Adding a protein like sliced turkey, ham, or salami helps add a healthy fat to your snacking rather than loading up on carbs like chips and crackers
  • Mixing sweet and salty like salami with an apple switches it a bit, and the kids love it!
  • Make snacking fun by letting your kids put their own snack together!

At the event, we also got to take a look at BJ’s back to school variety. Even though I don’t have a child in college, I walked through the aisles showcasing all of the college dorm staples and was blown away! I remember shopping for college, and if we could have found deals like this, my mom probably would’ve enjoyed it a little more – HA! Things like these tall stacking storage boxes will give you a way better than value than shopping somewhere else.

College Dorm Necessities at BJ's Wholesale Club

Box Tops Now Available!

Box Tops Now Available at BJ's Wholesale Club

I was pretty excited to learn BJ’s products now has the Box Tops for Education on their packaging! Last year, my son never had any Box Tops to bring in, because they were never on the things we purchased. I even spotted the Box Tops on some of the organic items we normally buy, so we have one excited first grader to be able to contribute to his school!

Bloggers & BJ's Wholesale Club Donate School Supplies to A Child's Place in Charlotte

The last part of our visit with BJ’s consisted of a contest.. to see which blogger and their kids could shop for items to donate to A Child’s Place in Charlotte in the least amount of time. We snagged backpacks, markers, memo boards, crayons – you name it! All to benefit this wonderful organization that works to help remove the barriers of childhood education due to homelessness.

If you want to check out the full back to school collection, you can browse the catalog online HERE.

This is a “sponsored post in partnership with BJ’s Wholesale Club. I am a BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador. BJ’s compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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12 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. amber.m August 21, 2015 at 10:38 am - Reply

    I am such a box top collector! I have a whole coffee cup sitting on my window sill just waiting for the day I send em into school.

  2. Deb- It's me, debcb! August 21, 2015 at 10:47 am - Reply

    My daughter’s in high school and we still collect them!

  3. Eugenia August 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    I will need to pass this info along to my bf for his kids!!

  4. Jessica H. August 21, 2015 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    I’ll have to pass the Box Tops info onto some parents I know who shop at BJ’s! Also, those are great snack ideas. Some I’d eat myself!

  5. Krystal August 21, 2015 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Love the lemon trick with the apples I have never heard of that before. We are huge box top collectors here.

  6. Stephanie Louise (@StephLouiseATB) August 21, 2015 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    My husband adores those bungee chairs!

  7. Jess Scull August 22, 2015 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Keeping this info for when I have to start saving box tops – Great post!

  8. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama August 22, 2015 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    Box Tops is such a great program for helping local schools! 🙂 And I love that lemon and water trick for the apple slices. Definitely going to try that one!

  9. Kendra August 23, 2015 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    This is such a great program!

  10. Stephanie August 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    That apple trick is genius!

  11. Carly August 24, 2015 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    What an amazing program, and I love their backpacks!

  12. Kathy Penney August 30, 2015 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Box Tops are so great for schools! We just started collecting them for my son’s kindergarten class.

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