Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 772mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 21g
BJ’s carries everything you need for back to school at affordable prices… and if you are sending your teen off to college, it’s a one-stop-shop. You will find computers, bedding, furniture, appliances, toiletries, food… everything your college-bound teen could possibly need!
Last week I had the pleasure of attending a back to school event at my local BJ’s Wholesale Club. We toured through the store discussing all the new items BJ’s has stocked to help you prepare for the new school year. Backpacks, lunch boxes, pens, Post-it Notes, markers, crayons… everything you might need.
Then as a special treat Chef Glenn Lyman of GCooks discussed how to stock up on BJ’s grocery items for quick, healthy snacks and lunches that kids can make on their own. Children are much more likely to eat healthy if they prepare the food themselves. And if you put them in charge of their lunch and/or snack they can’t complain to you if they don’t like it!
Chef Glenn talked about how, with just a little bit of prep work from mom or dad, kids could make their own healthy and delicious lunches and snacks just as easily as grabbing a pre-made, preservative-filled snack pack from the pantry.
With sliced Granny Smith apples, celery, honey ham, smoked turkey, salami, pretzel rods, sliced colby jack cheese, Babybel Mini Original Cheese, cream cheese and honey mustard dressing, Chef Glenn created all types of crunchy, sweet and savory treats that all the kids LOVED. Including an awesome “sushi” roll that was my 12 year old’s favorite snack of the night.
Check it out for yourself…
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- 2-4 pieces honey ham
- 1 tablespoon cream cheese (or to taste)
- 2-3 cherry tomatoes cut in half
- 1 Babybel cheese, cut into thin slices
- Honey mustard to taste
- Lay out overlapping slices of honey ham on a cutting board. Depending on the thickness of the ham you made need more to keep everything contained.
- Spread with about a tablespoon of cream cheese (or to taste) over the ham.
- Place the sliced Babybel cheese in a line across the ham.
- Add the cherry tomatoes on top of the Babybel cheese.
- Squeeze a small amount of honey mustard.
- Roll up the ham.
- Cut into chunks.
Here are some more yummy ideas from Chef Glenn…
Between Chef Glenn’s suggestions and the amazing lunch boxes we picked up at BJ’s, for the first time since my kids started school I’m not completely dreading our morning routine.
Before you panic and start running all over town looking for school supplies, stocking up on snacks, water bottles and juice boxes, stop at your local BJ’s to find everything you need under one roof.
Disclosure: I am part of the BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador program. The following is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in, and use myself.