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Hydration Tips and Five Tasty Snack Ideas for Children Heading Back to School
Hydration Tips and Five Tasty Snack Ideas for Children Heading Back to School
Guest post by: Onyi Azih @sincerelyonyi 09.26.22 As your child settles back into school, it's important to keep them hydrated and properly fueled for their day ahead. Drinking water helps improve memory, mood and attention. But how do you make sure your child drinks enough water when they're busy with homework and sports practice? That's where Stanley comes in. The IceFlow Flip Straw Water Bottle is perfect for keeping kids, including my son, hydrated during the school day. This is especially important in places like Texas, which is where we call home. The bottle is small enough to fit in any backpack, but big enough for them to enjoy their favorite drink without having to stop and refill the bottle. The ergonomic design makes it easy for your child to hold onto, even if they're not used to carrying around a water bottle! Its built-in flip straw makes sipping simple so your child can seamlessly drink out of their bottle before class starts, while on the playground or after practice ends. The straw snaps shut when not in use, so there's no need to worry about spills or leaks. Given this one is constructed with durable stainless steel, you can rest assured that their water bottle can withstand the test of childhood rough-housing. That's where Stanley comes in. The IceFlow Flip Straw Water Bottle is perfect for keeping kids, including my son, hydrated during the school day. This is especially important in places like Texas, which is where we call home. The bottle is small enough to fit in any backpack, but big enough for them to enjoy their favorite drink without having to stop and refill the bottle. The ergonomic design makes it easy for your child to hold onto, even if they're not used to carrying around a water bottle! Its built-in flip straw makes sipping simple so your child can seamlessly drink out of their bottle before class starts, while on the playground or after practice ends. The straw snaps shut when not in use, so there's no need to worry about spills or leaks. Given this one is constructed with durable stainless steel, you can rest assured that their water bottle can withstand the test of childhood rough-housing. That's where Stanley comes in. The IceFlow Flip Straw Water Bottle is perfect for keeping kids, including my son, hydrated during the school day. This is especially important in places like Texas, which is where we call home. The bottle is small enough to fit in any backpack, but big enough for them to enjoy their favorite drink without having to stop and refill the bottle. We also like the Classic Lunch Box that holds his peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fruit, veggies and snacks until it's time for their lunch break. This durable lunch box withstands kids’ wear and tear, and is the perfect canvas for their creative minds! Bring on the stickers! When it comes to fueling their little bodies, you want to make sure you're packing healthy snacks for your kids. It's easy to get overwhelmed with the options out there. Here are my top five healthy snack ideas to pack for your school aged child: We also like the Classic Lunch Box that holds his peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fruit, veggies and snacks until it's time for their lunch break. This durable lunch box withstands kids’ wear and tear, and is the perfect canvas for their creative minds! Bring on the stickers! When it comes to fueling their little bodies, you want to make sure you're packing healthy snacks for your kids. It's easy to get overwhelmed with the options out there. Here are my top five healthy snack ideas to pack for your school aged child: We also like the Classic Lunch Box that holds his peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fruit, veggies and snacks until it's time for their lunch break. This durable lunch box withstands kids’ wear and tear, and is the perfect canvas for their creative minds! Bring on the stickers! Fruit-based snacks. These are always a great choice for kids--and they're easy to pack in individual containers or small bags. Fruits like apples, grapes and bananas are great choices, or whip up a fruit salad. Granola bars. Another great go-to snack for kids – look for ones that are high in protein and fiber, and low in sugar. Plus, they come in tons of different flavors and textures so there's something for everyone! Hummus. Hummus packs a punch when it comes to protein and fiber, which is perfect if your kid has an active lifestyle! You can even jazz up hummus by adding spices or herbs like basil or mint. Pair with whole grain crackers or veggie sticks. Plain yogurt. Yogurt is another good option if your child is looking for something healthy that will keep them full until after practice is over. Sprinkle in nuts or dried fruit. Nuts. Nuts are rich in healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants. Some of our family favorites include almonds, walnuts and cashews. When it comes to fueling their little bodies, you want to make sure you're packing healthy snacks for your kids. It's easy to get overwhelmed with the options out there. Here are my top five healthy snack ideas to pack for your school aged child: Fruit-based snacks. These are always a great choice for kids--and they're easy to pack in individual containers or small bags. Fruits like apples, grapes and bananas are great choices, or whip up a fruit salad. Granola bars. Another great go-to snack for kids – look for ones that are high in protein and fiber, and low in sugar. Plus, they come in tons of different flavors and textures so there's something for everyone! Hummus. Hummus packs a punch when it comes to protein and fiber, which is perfect if your kid has an active lifestyle! You can even jazz up hummus by adding spices or herbs like basil or mint. Pair with whole grain crackers or veggie sticks. Plain yogurt. Yogurt is another good option if your child is looking for something healthy that will keep them full until after practice is over. Sprinkle in nuts or dried fruit. Nuts. Nuts are rich in healthy fats, fiber and antioxidants. Some of our family favorites include almonds, walnuts and cashews.
How to Prepare a “Camp Cook Kit”: Memorable Meals During Your Outdoor Adventure
How to Prepare a “Camp Cook Kit”: Memorable Meals During Your Outdoor Adventure
Outdoor adventuring may look and feel a bit different these days, but outside aficionados are finding ways to be one with nature and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you’re a traditional camper, a stargazer or waterfall chaser, clearly, there’s more than one way to camp. No matter your camping style, you’re going to get hungry – and thirsty – out there. Whether you are planning an overnight camp, a backyard camping experience with the family, or a glamping weekend getaway, Stanley camping cookware & gear is built for making high-quality, tasty meals and for sipping and swigging fire-side. Outside aficionado Nolan Berg shares his tips for preparing the perfect “Camp Cook Kit” to help you get “outside ready” this season.  *** Get Organized – Prepare a “Camp Cook” Kit If you’re like me, you love your gear just as much as the adventure. During the Winter, I organized and updated my camping gear kits. My system includes my beloved “Camp Cook Kit,” a must-have for every traditional and non-traditional camper. Cook Set Essentials for Your Camp Cook Kit This kit holds essential items that ensure my family and I enjoy a great meal. One of the biggest space savers is my Stanley Adventure Even-Heat Camp Pro Cook Set. It is compact and holds three high-quality pots and pans that allow you to control your heat and feel like an outdoor chef. I use this in combination with the bowls, plates and sporks from the Adventure Full Kitchen Base Camp Cook Set. This set is a perfect starting point for camp cooking because it has everything you need for making tasty meals - and it packs up into a nice compact bundle for storing when done with use.   Coffee Gear for Your Camp Cook Kit There is nothing better than a great cup of coffee first thing in the morning, but it’s that much better when you are sitting lakeside at your campsite on a Summer morning. My favorite coffee gear is the Classic Perfect-Brew Pour Over Set – easy to use, and brews great coffee anywhere your adventure brings you. Best of all, it is zero waste! When it comes to preparing coffee for on-the-go adventures, you need a great mug for enjoying hot coffee on a walk or kayak outing. I prefer my 20-oz. leakproof Classic Trigger-Action Travel Mug for its sleek design and promise to keep my coffee hot for hours.   Barware Musts for Your Camp Cook Kit There’s no better way to unwind after a day of camping than with an adult beverage by the campfire. My Master Unbreakable Hip Flask is a must for those nights with either friends or family by the fire.  If you happened to forget to pack your bottle opener, try the Stanley Classic Bottle Opener Beer Stein – this smart stein has one built right in. Camping is that much more fun when you’re prepared. And when you’re done with your trip, bring your Camp Cook Kit into your home kitchen – all of your favorite gear can be used to make a mean meal at home, too! I’ll raise a stein to your camping adventures this season – have fun out there!
A Creator’s Journey Through Seattle’s International District
A Creator’s Journey Through Seattle’s International District
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’re shining a light on one of our favorite Seattle neighborhoods: the historic International District (ID). Located two miles away from Stanley headquarters, the ID includes Chinatown, Japantown, and Little Saigon, representative of the immigrant communities who formed the neighborhood in the early 1900s. It is a melting pot of cultures and history, with architecture that blends both Asian and American traditions. This diverse, culturally rich area is full of an array of shops, restaurants, green spaces, museums, historic landmarks, and other must-see attractions when visiting Seattle. Artist and Seattleite Vivian Mak recently shared some of her favorite spots in the ID along with her community mural in the entryway of Uwajimaya Village. The mural was created in partnership with Urban Artworks, a non-profit engaging youth and communities in the creation of public art that inspires connections and honors their voices. "I wanted this mural to embody a sense of togetherness. I hope that those who pass by feel something from it. They might not know the symbolism behind it but I believe they will feel the energy from it,” Vivian says about the mural, pictured below.   The Uwajimaya Village is an apartment community and mixed-used building connected to ID staple, the Uwajimaya supermarket. Uwajimaya was founded by Japanese entrepreneur Fujimatsu Moriguchi in 1928 as a small business in Tacoma, WA. Following World War II, Mr. Moriguchi anchored the family business in Seattle’s International District. After growing to four locations, Uwajimaya is now the largest Japanese supermarket in the Pacific Northwest and a great stop for food, books, gifts, and weekly grocery runs. Other can’t-miss spots in the ID from our tour with Vivian: Fuji Bakery – This Japanese French artisan bakery is known for its beautiful pastries and other freshly baked goods. New Century Tea Gallery – A delightful tea shop that offers high-quality teas and gracious service. (Tip: Brew your tea at Hing Hay Park with a Stanley insulated bottle filled with hot water, a Camp Mug, and a tea strainer.) Jade Garden Restaurant – This ID icon is the place to go for dim sum—morning, noon, or night. Hing Hay Park – An expansive, award-winning park with spaces for quiet contemplation, outdoor fitness, performances, and festivals. Adding to Vivian’s favorite finds, we also recommend: Tai Tung Restaurant – This popular spot is the oldest Chinese restaurant in Seattle, open since 1935, and rumored to be infamous martial-arts star Bruce Lee’s favorite. Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience – If you can’t visit this treasure in person, you can still enjoy an online virtual tour or join a virtual book talk.   This month and every month, we encourage you to seek out and support your local AAPI-owned businesses and share your discoveries with friends and family.  
Level Up Your Hydration With The New IceFlow™ Flip Straw Collection
Level Up Your Hydration With The New IceFlow™ Flip Straw Collection
Your thirst has met its match. Introducing the stainless-steel IceFlow™ Flip Straw Collection, available in a range of summer-inspired colors with contrasting lids. Made for serious hydration, Stanley’s new vacuum-insulated collection of Jugs, Tumblers, and Water Bottles (pictured above) is ideal for workouts, dog walks, car camping, beach days, road trips, job sites, or the backyard hammock. Whatever your plans, this heavy-duty gear will keep the chill going. YOU’LL FLIP FOR THE FLIP STRAW Love drinking from a straw? The IceFlow™ Flip Straw Collection has your name on it. Each Jug, Tumbler, and Water Bottle features a leakproof lid and a built-in straw. Flip it up for anytime sipping. When you’re done, snap it shut. Now you’re ready to toss your gear into your bag or backpack. No leaks, no worries. THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED, INSIDE AND OUT At the heart of the new IceFlow™ Flip Straw Collection is rugged, 18/8 stainless steel for a lifetime of adventures. And with Stanley’s legendary, double-wall vacuum insulation, your water will stay fresh and cold for hours. Or iced for days. Along with the flip straw, there’s an easy-grip handle for grab-and-go hydration. When it’s time to pack up, the handle rotates to fold flat. Check out the complete, thirst-quenching lineup: IceFlow™ Flip Straw Jugs (40 oz + 64 oz). When you want to keep plenty of water close at hand for meeting your daily hydration goals, go for one of these large-capacity jugs. The rotating handle also includes a fence hook. IceFlow™ Flip Straw Tumblers (20 oz + 30 oz). Form meets function. Both sizes are cup holder-friendly (including treadmills and spin bikes). Choose from the full range of colors. IceFlow™ Flip Straw Water Bottles (17 oz + 22 oz). The streamlined, ergonomic shape makes these water bottles perfect for everyday hydration. Available in five colors. To help you live a sustainable lifestyle, IceFlow Jugs and Tumblers use recycled plastics made from discarded fishing nets, sparing our waters from plastic waste. Stanley prevents nearly 100 pounds of waste from entering our waters per every 1,000 IceFlow Jugs manufactured. WHY HYDRATION MATTERS Drinking water is about more than quenching your thirst. Lack of hydration can affect your body temperature, exercise performance, quality of sleep, and overall health. A few easy ways to stay hydrated: make sure you always have water with you; hydrate before, during, and after your workouts; and track your water consumption. Learn more in the Guide to Staying Hydrated During Outdoor Activities. View the Stanley hydration video here.