Even dietitians face challenges in fueling busy days and ensuring their growing kids get the nutrients they need. The key to success is stocking your kitchen with easy essentials that everyone loves!

Nate’s Honey is the number one branded honey company in the US and producer of 100% pure, raw and unfiltered honey. It’s perfect for busy mornings when the kids need a balanced meal, but aren’t interested in breakfast. Kids will try just about anything if they see honey drizzled over top! It’s delicious over ricotta or avocado toast, but you can also get kids involved in personalizing overnight oats with honey, too.

Parents love that Nate’s products have strict purity and testing standards to ensure every bottle is as pure as if it is straight from the hive, even when you grab it off your local grocery store shelf. Pour some in bento style lunch boxes as a dip or add minis to school lunches so kids can drizzle it over their favorite unsweetened yogurt themselves.

September is National Honey Month, so you can celebrate in the afternoon, too!  Celery with PB and a honey drizzle is a quick energy boost for kids and adults. Nate’s is also a great addition to an afternoon snack board alongside some kiwi.

A fresh option to add to the grocery list – Zespri™ SunGold™ Kiwifruit! It’s the perfect sweet & refreshing back to school snack with over 100% of your vitamin C needs in just one fruit. These kiwifruits are a great first food for babies since the vitamin C supports immune function and can help enhance iron absorption. 

Zespri SunGold Kiwi are so easy to eat: you can just cut and scoop as a pre-workout snack while you’re helping kids get ready for school or finishing up an afternoon meeting. You can also pair them with hard boiled eggs as a refreshing post-workout snack. They’re great to help your kids fuel their sports practices, too. Pack with crackers and a cheese stick for balanced energy that supports their growing, active bodies – SunGold’s are easy to just bite into, no peeling required! 

On top of the sweet, fresh flavor and vitamin C content, SunGold Kiwifruit offers 20 vitamins and minerals, including fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin E and antioxidants. Shake up your bowl and find them at your local Giant, Acme, ShopRite and H-Mart stores.

For more tips to fuel your busy active families throughout this school year, you can also head to KellyJonesNutrition.com and follow @kellyjonesrd.