Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Send the Kids Back to School with a Lunch-Box Makeover from Pirate’s Booty! (GIVEAWAY)

My twins are returning to school in less than two weeks, and one thing I’m NOT looking forward to is packing their lunches. Often, I struggle with finding food that’s healthier that they will actually eat! Their preferred items -- potato chips, cookies, and candy -- definitely do not qualify. But I recently learned about a snack food that is not only better for my children, but that they actually love! It has a name that my kids love, too: Pirate’s Booty. Here’s what it is…

Pirate’s Booty makes the grade for a “Snack Swap!” Pirate’s Booty is a deliciously baked, all-natural snack that kids love and moms feel good about adding to the lunchbox. Pirate’s Booty has half the fat and fewer calories than regular fried potato chips. Pirate’s Booty is gluten-, peanut- and tree-nut free, so it’s safe for kids with allergies and their classmates, too. Pirate’s Booty is made without trans-fats and ingredients you can’t pronounce. Also, it’s more convenient than ever, as Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar now comes in half-ounce size multipacks that are only 65-calories per pack! Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar half-ounce 12-packs are available at retailers nationwide. The suggested retail price is $6.99.

I love the little snack-size bags that are so easy to slip into my kids’ lunch bags. Pirate’s Booty will definitely be heading back to school with my boys this year. And Emily Whelan Anschlowar, MS, RD, the in-house nutrition expert at Pirate’s Booty all-natural snacks, has some more advice for creating simple swaps when making your child’s lunch that can make all the difference between an average meal and one that makes the grade:

• Sandwich Substitute: Whole grain bread, wraps or bagels packed with lean cuts of meat or hummus for protein is the way to go. Whole grain breads are packed with fiber and protein that keep away afternoon hunger pangs! Don’t forget the mustard, which is loaded with antioxidants. Tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers are delicious ways to add crunch, fiber, plus vitamins and minerals.
• Snack Switch: This may be the most important part of the meal because it’s a kid’s favorite. Stay away from greasy, fried potato chips and artificially flavored cheese curls. Baked, all-natural snacks with less fat and calories are a much better alternative. You shouldn’t need Google to read the ingredient list!
• Drink Exchange: Avoid sugary fruit drinks loaded with calories and little to no nutritional benefit. Rehydrating with water or low-fat milk makes the grade! Low-fat milk is delicious and nutrient-rich; containing calcium and vitamin D which are essential for growing bones.
• Sweet Tooth Swap: Instead of something high in fat and sugar like cookies or snack cakes, try naturally sweet low-fat yogurt with fresh fruit. Yogurt is rich in protein, calcium and B vitamins.

Visit www.piratebrands.com to learn more about Pirate’s Booty. And then head over to the store to pick up the convenient multipacks for your child’s school lunch!

GIVEAWAY

Two lucky winners will each receive a prize consisting of two Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar half-ounce 12-packs (that’s a total of 24 half-ounce bags -- enough for a month’s worth of school lunches!) and some fun pirate swag! The giveaway is open to residents of the US only and ends at 11:59 PM EDT on Thursday, August 23, 2012.



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132 comments:

  1. The potato flyers look yummy.

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  2. I think that the Smart Puffs look good.

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  3. New York Pizza flavored Pirate's Booty served with plenty of cold beer.

    Hope to win!

    xxbowietipxx@gmail.com

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  4. The Crunchy Corn Sticks look really good.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. love the homestyle barbecue potato flyers (jennifer reda)

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  6. The Smart Puffs look good.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  7. The Potato flyers in sour cream sound like they would be good.

    As Maureen

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  8. I would like to try the Baked Sour Cream and Onion chips

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  9. Ann Fantom10:00 PM

    I would like the Pirate's Booty Sea Salt & Vinegar.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  10. The Smart Puffs look like they would taste delicious.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  11. smart puffs look good

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  12. i love the Smart Puffs

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  13. I would love to try these Sour Cream & Onion Baked Potato Chips.

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  14. Potato Flyers looks delish!

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  15. I'd love to try the smart puffs! I think my Monkey would love them too!
    http://craftyzoowithmonkeys.blogspot.com

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  16. made from american corn

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  17. I would like the Aged White Cheddar Popcorn!

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  18. I already love the smart puffs and would love more.

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  19. we'd love to try the potato flyers too!

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  20. we love the crunchy corn sticks!
    masugr at yahoo dot com

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  21. I think the smart puffs look good!

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  22. Potato Flyers Homestyle Barbecue

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  23. Smart Puffs! Yummy!
    Rafflecopter:Mechele JOhnson

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  24. i'd like to try the Smart Puffs Real Wisconsin Cheddar
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  25. I would like to try the Smart Puffs Real Wisconsin Cheddar ass they look yummy
    sylviawhit@gmail.com

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  26. chris z11:56 AM

    smart puffs look good

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  27. Original Tings look yummy!

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  28. DeeAnn S12:37 PM

    I'd like to try the Original Tings - Crunchy Corn Sticks. Thanks.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

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  29. We'd love the smart puffs.

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  30. Aged white cheddar sounds great.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  31. I'd like to try the Smart Puffs

    tamilynn59@yahoo.com

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  32. I would love to try the Homestyle BBQ flavored Potato Flyers

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  33. The Smart Puffs sounds super yummy too!

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  34. I'd like to try the original Potato Flyers.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  35. Original Tings look good!
    cody_endres(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. I learned they have crunchy corn sticks - haven't seen those in the store before

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  37. I would love to try the smart puffs!

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  38. The original Potato Flyers look yummy.

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  39. I have tried a few of the Pirate Booty flavors.. i love them! I did not know they made a chocolate flavor wow! lol

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  40. I learned they have crunchy corn sticks

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  41. The Smart Puffs sound awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  42. Jenny Stanek8:23 AM

    The Barbecue Pirates Booty!

    orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. homestyle bbq potato chips

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  44. The Sour Cream & Onion ones look good

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  45. I'd like to try the original potato flyers.

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  46. Smart puffs sound good

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  47. I learned that they have a product I've never seen before but now I'm going to be on the lookout for it - the potato flyers!

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  48. I learned that the company is located in Sea Cliff, New York.

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  49. I want Originial Tings Crunchy Corn Sticks, 2-Ounce

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  50. I think the smart puffs look so yummy!

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  51. I like the sounds of Smart Puffs.
    btjfarnham at yahoo dot com

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  52. The Aged White Cheddar is so yummy looking and it is a healthy snack!

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  53. I would love to try the Smart Puffs Real Wisconsin Cheddar

    lola_violets_2010[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  54. Ttrockwood@yahoo.com10:31 PM

    Veggie booty would be awesome!

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  55. The smart puffs look good

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  56. I'd like to try the Homestyle Barbeque Potato Flyers. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  57. The BBQ Potato Flyers look tasty!

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  58. I'd love to try the Original Tings crunchy corn sticks.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. The Wisconsin Cheddar Smart Puffs sound yummy!

    mugsymcg46 at yahoo dot com

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  60. Brittani10:23 PM

    The Potato Flyers look yummy!

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  61. I want to try the chocolate pirates booty in a bad way, I work at a grocery store and got them to order pirates booty white cheddar, now i'm working on the choc.

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  62. Pirate's Booty Sea Salt & Vinegar.

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  63. I would like to try the potato flyers. Maybe in the BBQ flavor

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  64. I want to try the homestyle barbecque potato flyers

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  65. Potato flyers look good.

    arifamily@comcast.net

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  66. Anonymous1:47 PM

    I love corn chips, so their closest analogue, http://piratebrands.com/products/tings/original looks like it would be a winner with me! Thanks!
    -Mike S.

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  67. They are baked and transfat and gluten free.

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  68. The homestyle barbecue potato flyers look good

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  69. I learned that they are referred to as hull-less popcorn and although not organic, they are all-natural.
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  70. We love Vegi Booty.


    thomasbetsy2 at gmail dot com

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  71. the corn puffs sound good

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  72. New York Pizza flavored Pirate's Booty sounds awesome.

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  73. Potato flyers look yummy!

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  74. Of course the smart puffs!

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  75. The smart puffs sound good
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  76. the smart puffs look good

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  77. the Smart Puffs are tasty

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  78. i would also like to try the Smart Puffs

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  79. The Smart Puff's look great.
    Thanks,
    Michelle W.

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  80. Sour cream and onion...yum

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  81. Homestyle Barbeque Potato Flyers sound tempting!

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  82. I learned that pirate brands began in 1987

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  83. I'd like to try the aged white cheddar!
    Miz Vickik

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  84. Elena9:18 PM

    I love the Smart Puffs

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  85. Smart Puffs look great!

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  86. Chocolate Booty? I had no idea there was chocolate! I must find this product!

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  87. I would LOVE to try the "Smart Puffs - Wisconsin Cheddar."
    kimbuckjr

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  88. Smart Puffs
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  89. Anonymous2:09 PM

    New York Pizza Pirate's Booty is my item of choice!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  90. I would love to try the Original Potato Flyers.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. Pirate Brands story began in 1987 in Sea Cliff, NY with our founder, Robert. Robert, a snack industry renegade and father of two, scoured the high-seas for a tasty treasure that would inspire people to live a little healthier

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  92. The Original Tings sound delicious!

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  93. The Smart Puffs look yummy

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  94. Smart Puffs

    krazekatlady at gmail dot com

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  95. I love the sound of the Homestyle BBQ Potato Flyers!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  96. I just love the Aged White Cheddar.

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  97. the smart puffs look yummy

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  98. I'd like to try the New York pizza flavor pirate booty.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  99. Visit the Pirate's Booty website, and then leave a comment on this post sharing something you learned or another product that looks yummy!

    Smart Puffs baby!

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  100. I would love to try the aged white cheddar.
    (Virginia Rowell)

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  101. The cheddar smart puffs looks good.

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  102. Smart Puffs real WIsconsin cheddar

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  103. I think that the Smart Puffs look good

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  104. id love to try the homestyle barbeque potato flyers :)

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  105. The Smart Puffs
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

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  106. i want to try the original potato flyers
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  107. The veggie flavor sounds great

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  108. The White Cheddar popcorn ladyvon at grm dot net.

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  109. I want to try the smart puffs

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  110. Anonymous2:49 PM

    I'd love to try the Barbecue Potato Flyers
    -Lori L.
    monlor AT aol DOT com

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  111. I would love to try the Aged White Cheddar

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

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  112. Anonymous3:55 PM

    I love Pirate's Booty products. I am unable to find them in FL :(

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  113. I'd like to try the Original Tings! sleveene@hotmail.com

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  114. The crunchy corn sticks

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  115. Wisconsin Cheddar smart puffs!

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  116. i want to try the cheddar puffs

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  117. I'd like to try the potato flyers.

    tridingermckee at gmail dot com

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  118. crunchy corn sticks

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  119. Smart Puffs looks yummy!
    tanyajoshanti81@gmail.com

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  120. Smart Puffs Real Wisconsin Cheddar

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  121. The potato flyers

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  122. I like the smart puffs picture

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  123. The aged white cheddar popcorn looks yummy!

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  124. I;d like the Sour Cream & Onion

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  125. the baked potato chips look yummy and healthier.

    sarahyurga@yahoo.com

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  126. the aged white cheddar popcorn sounds good

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