Simplify Your First Week Back with Kraft Foods

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For parents of school aged children, August can be one of the busiest and most hectic months of the year. I know for our family we’re struggling with the sudden schedule change that starts by sending two kids to school (at different times), picking them up from school, our son’s football practice and of course my husband’s unpredictable work schedule.

Even the simplest of tasks like putting a hot meal on the table can present a challenge when everyone is scattered with their own activities. While I love to put together “from scratch” dinners and snacks, I’m not above a quick fix meal. In fact, I welcome a meal I can throw together in 15 minutes just so we can all sit down together to eat, even if it is rushed.

Kraft Foods has some new Velveeta Cheesy Skillets dinner kits that make that possible.

Just this week between my husband getting home from work and our son needing to get to football practice I was able to throw together the Lasagna kit along with some steamed broccoli and potatoes for a meal that took 15 minutes to get from the box to the table. The best part … it was surprisingly tasty!

Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Lasagna

And of course there’s never a bad time for dessert, even if it is before dinner. The kids always come home from school “starving” (so they say) and I like to give them a small snack to hold them over until dinner which could be at 6pm or as late as 8pm. One fun and easy snack is turning some simple Chewy CHIPS AHOY! made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups into a mini ice cream cookie sandwich with some frozen yogurt.

chips ahoy reeses ice cream sandwiches

You’ll also find a few other Kraft Foods products on store shelves that will help simplify your first week back to school …

CAPRI SUN Super V Fruit and Vegetable Juice Drink (Fruit Punch): CAPRI SUN Super V is a new refreshing fruit & vegetable juice drink that kids will enjoy and moms will feel good about serving. The new ready-to-drink beverage, which comes in the popular CAPRI SUN pouch, contains a combined serving of fruits and vegetables (3/4 from fruit juice and 1/4 from vegetable juice) and is a good source of fiber, offering a perfect blend of nutrition, great taste and “kid cool.”

LUNCHABLES with Smoothie: New Turkey and Cheddar Sub Sandwich with Chiquita® Strawberry Banana Smoothie and Double Stuf OREO cookies is the perfect first-day lunch time option that combines all of your kids’ favorites! You can also try the new Chicken Strips and Deep Dish Pizza options to add some variety to lunchtime!

JELL-O with Mix-Ins Pudding Packs: Feed your family a snack you can feel good about with new JELL-O with Mix-Ins. Mix your favorite toppings into your favorite pudding flavors to create your new favorite dessert. Kids will love trying the six fun flavors like Strawberry Shortcake, OREO Dirt Cup, Birthday Cake, German Chocolate Cake, Turtle Sundae and Banana Caramel Pie. And you’ll love that they’re made with real milk.


One lucky reader is going to take a home a “first week back” to school prize pack that includes everything you need to “simplify your first week back” whether that be juggling a schedule or heading off to school. The kit includes an assortment of Kraft Foods products seen below in addition to a meal planner pad, calendar stickers, backpack, memo pad, sweat-free ice pack, crazy straws and hand sanitizer. Use the form below the photo to enter.

Kraft First week Back Giveaway

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* Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me and has provided me with a gift of equal value for review.  This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by

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  1. TawndaM says

    Chips Ahoy Gooey sounds like the perfect addition to ‘Mommy’s Secret Stash’… Oops, I hope they don’t see this… lol

  2. Chrissy says

    I’m still trying to figure out this whole, come home from work, feed everybody, get everything done, baths, cleaning, etc. and still find some time to enjoy the evening!!!

  3. Chrissy says

    I want to try the reese’s cookies. I’m a peanut butter and chocolate junkie!!!

  4. Jennifer Marie says

    We would like to try the CAPRI SUN Super V Fruit and Vegetable Juice Drink

  5. Jackie says

    I’m looking forward to trying the CAPRI SUN Super V Fruit and Vegetable Juice Drink

  6. Cindy Allen says

    I am looking forward to trying the Velveeta Cheesy Skillets. My grandkids love velveeta and hamburger helper and to get them both in one….sounds delish!!!!!!

  7. Eileen says

    I’d be interested in trying the Capri Sun Super V. There has been so much in the media about fruit juices being “bad” for you. This sounds like something that might debate that and give packed lunches a great drink to add to.

  8. Janet F says

    I would like to try Velveeta Cheesy Skillet.
    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. Amy W. says

    I would like to try one of the skillet meals for a quick dinner choice.

  10. Mary says

    I want to try the CAPRI SUN Super V Fruit and Vegetable Juice Drink boxes.

  11. Jennifer T. says

    I really want to try those Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies.

  12. Lisa L says

    I cant wait to try the Chewy CHIPS AHOY! made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Sounds tasty!