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Lunchbox Makeover with Milk Unleashed


The popular saying is true, “He/she went for milk, and never came back.”

I do this often, at least 2-3 times per week actually. Truth be told, I do return. Yet it’s always later than expected, along with bags and bags of other things I grab on my way to get that milk.

Imagine if we didn’t have to go for milk as often as we do?! I can’t even fathom the time and energy {along with money} I’d save.

Hallelujah, the time is here! 

One of the biggest news to hit my parenting world is the introduction of shelf safe milk in Canada {something I longed for every time I spotted them in US stores}. It’s Milk Unleashed!

Shelf safe milk really expands our options when it comes to enjoying this delicious drink. Yet, let’s get down to the real reason why I’m so giddy about shelf safe milk in Canada – it’s all about me.


Shelf safe, Grade A milk, doesn’t require refrigeration until it’s opened. With no preservatives added, it can actually be stored in the pantry for up to six months without refrigeration. Think of all the non-essential trips to the store we won’t have to make?! This is like beverage-freedom! 

Purchasing these will free up so much room in my fridge, since a good portion is always reserved for many jugs of milk. Time and convenience is why I absolutely love that we now have this option. 


Here are the 5 C’s on packing healthy and creative lunches, thanks to Milk Unleashed:

1. Convenient – A package of string cheese is just as easy to toss in the lunchbox as a bag of salty, fatty potato chips. So is a box of raisins. And shelf safe milk. Keep some single-serve cartons in the freezer – then nestle one in the lunchbox, and they’ll keep the other items chilled until noon. Since healthy can be so easy, vow to pass on the junk!

2. Colourful – Research shows that kids eat with their eyes, and many colourful foods are healthy options. Like baby carrots, red grapes and bright green edamame. Buy the red or green tortillas for wraps. Or make some pasta salad with colourful corkscrew noodles.

3. Cut Up – Youngsters are much more likely to eat an apple (and other produce) if you cut it up for them. Especially if there is something to dip the wedges in…like peanut butter or yogurt and honey. Try cutting a sandwich in four strips or little triangles. Or make a mini kabob with rolled up lunchmeat, grape tomatoes and chunks of cheese on a toothpick.

4. Cute – Use a cookie cutter to shape a sandwich or vegetable slices. Get some fun printed napkins at the dollar store. Draw a smiley face on a banana. Need more ideas? Click here.

5. Cow – Embrace the cow! Dairy foods are packed with nutrients. Just one carton of shelf safe milk has 9 grams of protein and plenty of calcium and vitamin D. It’s just the right beverage to help kids learn and play all afternoon.

For an entire month’s worth of ideas for your lunchbox makeover, download the latest Cow Calendar.

 milk unleased facebook contest myorganizedchaos

A delicious product is great when served with a fun contest too, right? Well heads up, you’ll want to enter!

We all need and want that lunchbox inspiration to accompany us to back to school. From August 14th to September 10th, enter the Lunchbox Makeover contest {US & Canada}. All you have to do is submit a photo or description of your most creative recipes and lunchbox ideas for a chance to win.

Great prizes include a month’s supply of milk and more. Here’s a hint for my readers: Follow the Five Cs above for a winning entry. If you need inspiration, visit Milk Unleashed on Pinterest.

 So, I want to know – How has shelf safe options changed the way your family ‘does milk’?



Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Milk Unleashed. While I received monetary compensation to facilitate, all opinions are my own


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  1. I can honestly say I have never tried the shelf-safe Milk yet, maybe it’s time I did!

  2. I’ve tried these, they came in handy through the summer. Will be packing them for lunches too. I like that I don’t have to worry about them staying freezing cold, wondering if they’ll still be good at my sons lunchtime. I know they will be.

  3. this is me – I go for milk way too much. Going to try shelf safe next. entering the contest too!

  4. I haven’t tried it yet, but would love to be able to bring milk with my lunch. Previously I would put milk in a plastic juice container….but even though I washed it right away, it left a funny smell.

  5. I have been meaning to try these, thanks for the reminder. Adding to my shopping list right now.

  6. I’ve never tried this, and to be honest, we don’t consume much milk besides for baking or cooking. We usually have dairy alternatives which tend to be shelf safe.

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