If you have a loved one overseas, you know how important unique care packages can be. Now that we are into the winter months, they might be craving something extra special from home. It is best to send healthy foods in your food care packages so that your service member can keep up their strength and be in the best health they can be.
Sending a care package soon? Check out some of these ideas to answer the question, “what food can I put into care packages?”
• A Larabar from General Mills might be a good idea. You can find them in 16 different flavors, all of which are gluten, dairy and soy free. Each bar is made up of fruits, nuts and spices. If you think they would prefer a more traditional granola bar you can include some Nature Valley bars which are also made by General Mills.
• You can also include some protein powder in the package. This would make for a healthy drink and you can purchase it is different flavors. Find out what your service member would enjoy.
• Teas can be a fun addition to the care package. Your best bet is to send in packets that can be added to water. That way, they can easily make their tea while overseas. You can add a variety of flavors for your loved one to enjoy.
Remember when packaging everything up to make sure it is sealed well. A vacuum seal will ensure that the food stays fresh. Don’t forget to include a personal item such as a nice letter or a picture drawn by the kids. Just little reminders from home can help with the homesickness. Have your children help you pack it and even let them decorate the inside of the box. They can color or add stickers to make it look festive.
Whatever care package ideas you use, your service member will be greatly appreciated. Men and Women serving overseas greatly enjoy those packages sent from home.