Back-to-School Parenting Hacks

Back-to-School Parenting Hacks

*Posted in partnership with 5W Public Relations. I enjoyed trying each new product and made recommendations from my experiences with them.
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One of the most important things about back to school is getting back into the routine of things. When I think about hacks to make my family’s life easier I’m looking for activities that are fast, easy, and cheap.

NEW T-fal Stainless Steel OptiGrill Plus

one-of-a-kind way to grill indoors, featuring a cooking sensor that guarantees a perfectly cooked meal every time. The built-in sensor automatically adapts to the thickness of your food and delivers perfect doneness from rare to well-done for six different programs (burgers, poultry, sandwiches, sausage, red meat and fish). The OptiGrill Plus’ unique temperature gauge allows the savvy home cook to have total control when cooking foods on the manual setting.

  • Beat the heat and bugs – no need to go outside in 100+ degree weather!
  • Get great grill marks on veggies, meat, and fruits!
  • Make sure you let it

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KRUPS Egg Cooker

Boil up to 7 eggs at a time for the whole family without slaving over the stove with the KRUPS Egg Cooker, allowing users to choose from hard/soft boiled, poached or individual omelets. Simply pile the eggs into the slots and an audible signal will indicate when your eggs are done cooking.

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IMUSA Dim Sum Steamer Set

Bamboo basket steamer set Imusa 8? Asian bamboo steamer is healthy way to retain flavor, vitamins and nutrients while cooking. The weaved bottom allows steam to pass through, while multiple layers allow you to separate and cook a variety of foods at the same time. Great for vegetables, seafood, dim sum, and more.

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COOKINA Cuisine, a Reusable Cooking Sheet

Cut down clean-up time and calories with COOKINA Cuisine, a Reusable Cooking Sheet that makes for a non-stick, easy-clean and healthy cooking experience. Ideal for using as an alternative to aluminum foil, parchment and wax paper, users can place the sheet on a baking tray to whip up recipes without having to use oil or needing to clean the tray afterwards.

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Viki’s Granola’s new Snack Size Packs

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Carrington Farms Flavored Liquid Coconut Cooking Oils

Deliciously flavor your dishes, without the time consuming prep work of actually chopping your flavorings. As a fantastic alternative to traditional oils (vegetable, olive, canola, corn, etc.), this liquid coconut oil retains all of the health benefits of traditional coconut oil without the odor/flavor of coconuts and remains liquid in form.

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Grab and Go Snacks

  • Viki’s Granola’s new Snack Size Packs – the perfect addition to your children’s lunchboxes this year. This loose granola, available in three tasty varieties, is great to eat on its own or to accompany yogurt or cereal. Packed with high-quality, non-GMO ingredients, you can be sure that you are giving your child the best possible snacks that they will also love.
  • Welch’s® Fruit Snacksperfect for easy lunchbox prep
  • Gaea’s olives snack packs – 1st olive snack in the world without preservatives and they are packed in an innovative re -sealable packaging. Liquid-free, Pitted and full of authentic Greek flavors, delicious and the perfect healthy and low calories snack for your kid’s lunchboxes! Available in three flavor options: 100% Kalamata, Green marinated with Chili & Black Peppers, Green marinated with Lemon & Oregano


And if you have some Post-It lunch notes nearby you can have an all in one lunch station.

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