Back To School Checklist - Lily of the Desert

Back To School Checklist

It’s hard to believe that a new school year is about to begin! And as you start making plans, we know that your primary concern is ensuring your children are positioned for success in every way. 

At Lily, we’re parents too, and we know this is a hectic time. From purchasing classroom supplies, backpacks, and uniforms, to figuring out bus schedules and after-school activities…it can be overwhelming! Checklists work great for helping you keep everything organized, so we’d like to offer a few recommendations to help your kiddos have a great school year!

Choosing Healthy Snacks

When the kids come home from school, it’s usually a mad dash to the kitchen for a quick snack! Make choosing healthy snacks easy by having fresh carrot or zucchini sticks, sliced fruit (fresh or dried), avocado, nut butter, and cheeses ready when they arrive. For crunch-lovers, veggie chips (think beets, parsnips, and sweet potatoes) or pretzels are good options. These choices are low in sugar, caffeine, and artificial ingredients typically found in traditional processed snack foods.

Another great option for afterschool snacks is substituting butter in baking goods with our organic virgin coconut oil. From non-bake cookies to homemade muffins and everything in between, coconut oil is an excellent and healthy alternative for vegan options or sensitive stomachs. Plus, as a multipurpose oil, it can also be applied to the skin for a deep, soothing effect that leaves the family smelling amazing.

Staying Hydrated

Technically, it’s still summer, so ensuring that your kids are drinking enough water is critical, especially if they’re spending a lot of time outside. And most kids aren’t too excited to drink water on its own. We recommend adding our EcoDrink Naturals to their water bottles to take their hydration to the next level. These naturally sweetened and caffeine-free drink packets are perfect for busy youngsters on the go. They come in four fun flavors (like Fruit Punch!) that kids love and provide 28 essential vitamins and minerals, giving kids ages four and up the nutritional support they need.  

Protecting Skin

Even though we’re dealing with high temperatures right now, we’ll be struggling with cold weather in a few months. Whether they’re waiting at the bus stop or on the field at soccer practice, your youngsters need help keeping their skin happy. Keep Lily’s 99% Aloe Gelly on hand to moisturize, soothe, and hydrate their skin. It’s available in several convenient sizes, including four and eight-ounce tubes that are perfect for gym bags and backpacks! 

Boosting Immunity

Returning to the school year routine has a significant impact on the adults in the household as well as the children. Parents and grandparents need to maintain their health by ensuring they safeguard their immune systems. As we all know, kids are famous for carrying and sharing germs! Protect yourself by using our organic aloe juice every day. It not only builds immunity but reduces toxins, increases bioavailability, and supports healthy digestion. Just two-four ounces mixed in your favorite beverage (or straight from the bottle) is all it takes. It’s perfect to take with your daily Vitamin C to help boost its absorption levels!

Heading Back To School With Lily!

School bells will be ringing soon, so now is a great time to stock up on your favorite Lily Of The Desert products. You can find them at most major grocers and health food stores. Use our handy store locator to find a nearby retailer, or enjoy the convenience of shopping online at Amazon, Vitacost, and Swanson’s Vitamins

Head to Facebook and Instagram to check out our latest promotions, health tips, and product updates. Feel free to drop a comment or question while you’re there because we love reading your feedback! See you online!


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