LAFAYETTE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the back-to-school season gets into full swing, many families are settling back into routines, after-school sports and busy weekdays. This time of year, it is important to ensure that kids have satisfying snacks and parents have a few easy recipe ideas for weeknight meals. Lindsay Olives wants to remind parents to pack healthy lunches for their kids and to plan out simple, nutritious dinners as well.
"Parents and kids get so busy in the early fall months with sports, after-school activities and carpools," said Jennifer Fuchs of Lindsay Olives. "We at Lindsay Olives are parents, too, and we want to offer some ideas for families to stay healthy and energized during the fall."
Here are some quick tips to help the whole family succeed during those busy fall days:
- Pack a healthy lunch for children. Include a snack bag of olives, carrots or celery sticks with peanut butter for that mid-morning lull. Olives helps keep kids satisfied.
- Be sure to pack a snack for sports practice, dance class, piano lessons or any other after-school activity. This will help fuel the kids when they need to perform at their best.
- A long afternoon at the office goes more smoothly when parents pack a snack for themselves, too. Take a container of olives along to prevent an afternoon raid of the office vending machine. Olives are bursting with great taste and nutrition to help parents stay focused.
- Prepare for the week with simple, easy recipes that the whole family will enjoy. Adding olives is a great way to jazz up a pasta dish, meatloaf or salad.
Follow these easy tips for an on-the-go fall to keep everyone healthy and happy. Olives can be a great solution for families. Black Ripe olives are also lower in sodium than people think – one serving of olives has less sodium than a slice of bread. Olives are also gluten-free, soy-free, lactose-free and diabetes-friendly.
Lindsay Olives offers a variety of olives and products. For recipes and serving suggestions, or more information on nutrition and Lindsay Olive products, visit LindsayOlives.com. Lindsay Olives can also be found at LindsayOlives.com or Twitter.com/LindsayOlives.
About Lindsay Olives
Lindsay Olives provides a full line of olives, including its delicious, savory California black ripe olives. Lindsay Olives' parent company, Bell-Carter Foods, Inc., was established in 1912 in Berkeley, California, and now produces more than 10 million cases of olives annually, making it the largest U.S. table olive processor. Fourth generation family owned, the company is headquartered in Lafayette, California and processes olives in Corning, California.
SOURCE Lindsay Olives