Back to School at Roche Bros.!
By Dena Zigun August 22, 2014
It’s Back-to-School Time at Roche Bros.
Fall is in the air and the kids’ backpacks are packed with clean notebooks and sharpened pencils. Summer flew by and it’s time to get back to school!
That means the days are going to be busy and families need to be ready with easy, tasty and healthy options to fill lunch boxes each and every day. It also means you need to be prepared with quick-and-easy breakfast choices and hearty dinners that will satisfy the whole family. From our family to yours – and our kitchen to your table – Roche Bros. has everything you need to make an easy transition back to school.
Serve breakfast that’s full of protein and easy to make in advance with eggs as a centerpiece. Make grab-and-go egg “muffins” by mixing eggs with your favorite chopped vegetables and cheeses and baking them in the oven in muffin tins. If you prepare them on Sunday, they’ll be ready for the week. Cook up bacon or sausage, too, and make sure you have enough to reheat.
Buy frozen waffles or pancakes and toast them right when the kids wake up. Be sure the kids’ favorite cereals are stored at their height, and that the milk is easily accessible. And have cut up fruit and yogurt ready to serve. We have fruit already chopped for you in the produce department and a host of yogurt options for all tastes and dietary preferences in the dairy aisle!
The Lunch Box
The deli department is stocked and ready with everything you need to make sandwiches for your kids’ lunch boxes. Thumann’s has a wide array of healthful deli products, with turkey for every taste from maple and honey to mesquite smoked to buffalo, as well as ham, roast beef, cheese and more. You can also find all of your favorites from Dietz and Watson, which never uses artificial colors, flavors, fillers, extenders or MSG. At our deli counter, we’re ready to slice your deli meat to order, also offering natural deli selections from Applegate, Plainville Farms and Al Fresco, all free from antibiotics, MSG, nitrates, phosphates, and carrageenan. And don’t forget to pick up a fresh loaf of bread from our bakery!
For some kids, lunch must include a traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Make your son or daughter’s sandwich more exciting with Full Circle Organic Peanut Butter and Santa Cruz Organic Fruit Spreads in Concord Grape or Seedless Red Raspberry. Or try almond butter for a change. For nut-free options, select from SunButter Sunflower Spread or WOWBUTTER School Safe Soy Spread.
For a unique and fun sandwich twist, skip the bread! It’s a great way to pack a gluten-free lunch, or just to make a change that will surprise the kids and add something new to the lunch-box rotation. Take slices of ham or turkey from the deli, and roll them up with tomatoes, cucumbers and mustard or other fillings of your choice. Or use bite-sized pieces to make a meat, veggie and cheese skewer. Why not try making an apple-wich, with apple slices instead of bread, for a sandwich that will make kids smile? Cut up apples in thick, round slices for the outside and fill them with peanut butter or SunButter to make a sandwich. Try the same concept with cucumber slices with cream cheese or turkey and cheese in the middle.
On the side, include snacks and sides that are easy to pack, from mini-bags of SkinnyPop Popcorn to cheese and crackers to yogurt in a tube. See all sorts of great options here: Easy & Healthy Lunch Box Snacks
Be sure to super-size the vegetable and fruit contents of your kids’ lunch boxes with our Top Tips for Lunch Box Fruits and Veggies. If you want to add a little treat, try Nut-Free School Safe Snacks, something sweet from Sweet P’s Bake Shop or one of Our Bakery’s Cookies. For drinks, the grocery and dairy aisles are lined with small bottles of spring water, Horizon Organic Lowfat Milk Boxes, Honest Kids Juice Drinks in individual servings, and more.
Sitting down to dinner
With a little preparation, you can enjoy satisfying dinners for your family without having to scramble.
When you’re cooking, keep weekday meals simple. Roast salmon with fresh herbs, lemon and oil or make fish on the grill while the weather is still nice. Serve burgers with all the condiments and a side of salad and fries.
Make dinner healthy and delicious with Roche Bros. salmon burgers or marinated grill-ready kabobs you can toss on the grill. Or stop in Our Kitchen for skewers that are ready to heat and serve!
For dinner for everyone, and maybe even leftovers for lunch the next day, take home Roche Bros.’ ever-popular rotisserie chicken and turkey. It’s made fresh daily, but don’t forget about 5-Buck-Cluck on Thursdays, when our rotisserie chickens are only $5 each! And for a hearty meal full of fresh chicken and vegetables, try Our Kitchen’s Own Pot Pies.
From all of us at Roche Bros., we wish you lots of fun – and great meals – as the kids start back at school!
Kids Club August Promo!
By Dena Zigun July 31, 2014
This month, our Roche Bros. Kid Club partner, Mighty Kids Media, is looking for some awesome kids to select as their Mighty Kid of the Month! We are looking for a Mighty Kid who embodies SuperEmpowerment™ and has a can-do attitude and makes smart choices. If selected, your child will be featured on the Mighty Kids website and Facebook page for that month and will win a Danger Rangers Prize Pack!
Enter now on the Might Kids website at http://www.mightykidsmedia.com/about-us/mighty-kid-of-the-month/
Kids Club July Promo!
By Dena Zigun July 01, 2014
For July, registered Roche Bros. Kids Club members will receive a free download of the Mighty Kids Cool by the Pool iPad app. The app features the Danger Rangers: Burble, Kitty, Sully, Bert, Gabriela and Squeeky. Through the Cool by the Pool story and a collection of fun activities like Matching, Word Scramble, Fill in the Blanks, Drawing and Tic Tac Toe, the Danger Rangers teach safety tips in and around the pool and at a lake or beach.
Kids can join the Roche Bros. Kids Club to access online games, music, videos and more. Roche Bros. Kids Club content is provided by Mighty Kids Media. The goal of Mighty Kids Media is to celebrate the innate superpowers all children have within themselves and believe today’s child is tomorrow’s hero. We meet this challenge by empowering children with a can-do attitude and sense of personal responsibility.
Free Danger Rangers eBooks for Kids Club Members
By Dena Zigun April 01, 2014
Did you know Roche Bros. Kids Club members get all kinds of awesome free stuff every month? If you’re kids aren’t signed up already, click right over to our Kids Club page to enroll and start getting a free fruit and free flower every month, and other great activities and prizes!
This month, Roche Bros. Kids Club members get a free Danger Rangers eBook of their choice!
Danger Rangers award winning cartoons help to educate children and enable them to make better decisions. The brand includes an extensive library of television episodes, music, story books, activity books, educational curriculum and an interactive website for children ages 3 to 10. Danger Rangers eBooks cover ten different safety topics and can be used on Apple iOS devices and Amazon Kindle.
If you are already Roche Bros. Kids Club member, check out your April email newsletter for your eBook coupon code.
Haven’t joined yet? Sign up here before April 30th, and you will get a free eBook code in your welcome email.
Enjoy and stay Super Empowered!
Kids Club March Promotion
By Dena Zigun March 06, 2014
This March, the Danger Rangers are helping Roche Bros. Kids Club members learn about poison safety by offering free downloads of the Poison Patrol app!
The Roche Bros. Kids Club helps our youngest shoppers learn about how to eat healthy and be safe around the house . . . and have some fun too! Sign up online or at our Customer Service Booth in store and you’ll get a monthly email with a coupon for a free fruit of the month and a free monthly flower. You’ll also get our Kidbits Magazine, a free cupcake for your birthday, and access to kid-safe fun and games. You can sign up right now by clicking here!
And click here to download your free Poison Patrol app. Be safe and have fun!
Calling All Kid Chefs!
By Dena Zigun January 10, 2014
For January, our Kids Club partners, Mighty Kids Media, is running a very special contest to find the perfect kid-friendly healthy recipes. Have a kid who is creative int he kitchen? He or she can enter the contest in three easy steps:
- Submit your email address and Pinterest user name here
- Follow Mighty Kids Media on Pinterest
- Pin your favorite kid-friendly healthy recipes with the tag #BeSuperEmpowered
For more great contests, coloring sheets, kid friendly recipes and a free fruit and flower each month, make sure the kids in your house are signed up for the Roche Bros. Kids Club! In just a few quick minutes you can enroll online today!
Kids Club: September Promotion
By Dena Zigun September 01, 2013
Every month, the Roche Bros. Kids Club offers members a special promotion, just for being enrolled.
For September, we are offering the first 150 kids in each Roche Bros. location who enroll in the new and improved Kids Club a bonus Wild Wheels Activity Book!
To sign up, visit our Kids Club page, click the “enroll” button, and fill out the form. When your welcome email arrives, print it out and bring it to the store for your Welcome Kit with great prizes, AND the Wild Wheels Activity Book!
In the Wild Wheels Activity Book, you can find out how our team of Danger Rangers saves some cool riders from a dangerous fall when they try tough stunts without any gear. Learn how to play it safe and cool on wheels.
Kids Club: New & Improved!
By Dena Zigun August 31, 2013
We’ve been making some big changes to what we offer our littlest customers. Introducing the new and improved Roche Bros. Kids Club!
The Kids Club features the Danger Rangers and their SuperEmpowerment messages – giving kids the power to eat right, stay healthy, stay safe, safe the earth, help others, be active, and have fun!
When your kids enroll here, they will get some great Kids Club benefits including:
- FREE Fruit of the Month
- FREE Birthday Cupcake
- FREE Interactive Website
- FREE KidBits Magazine
- FREE ENewsletter
- FREE Contests and Promotions
Sign up today to join the Danger Rangers in their awesome Roche Bros. Kids Club adventures!