Compensation for this post was provided by Starkist Tuna via MSB New Media. All opinions expressed in this piece are my own.
I’ve always figured that the best way to get through deployments is to find the silver lining. Look for the fun in them anyway you can. For me this included Skype Dates, sending letters through snail mail ,and one of my big favorite…curating care packages.
I know being over there was tough for my spouse but I wanted to give him something twice a month to look forward to. I got a serious pleasure finding cool new items and different snacks to place in his packages. I haven’t been through a deployment in a while but I still love sharing fun and easy items to include care packages for my readers.
StarKist Tuna has recently partnered with the “Wounded Warrior Project” and committed to donating $100,000 to help them continue their mission of helping America’s wounded warriors with the StarKist Believes In Heroes campaign. If your familiar with StarKist tuna pouches you will be excited to know that they are celebrating their new relationship with the new Outdoor Tuna Creations camo inspired pouches.
The camo themed pouches come in Sweet & Spicy and Lemon Pepper. They make for great care package inserts because they provide a good source of protein , have heart healthy omega fatty acids and are no mess. The packages are no drain and easy to open so they will make for good snacks on the go for troops. Each package is also 110 calories and is 4.5oz and are larger then the typical tuna pouches. You can find these pouches at your local Walmart , grocery stores and commissaries by looking for the Wound Warrior Project seal.
StarKist Cool Fact:
Tips for Including Tuna Camo Pouches In Your Care Package
There is still time to get those holiday packages out for your loved ones serving overseas. Here are some items to include with your tuna pouches to make for a good meal.
1. Include individual serving size packets of mayo or italian dressing to mix with the tuna. This is less fuss and less mess.
2. Place crackers in the care package that have individual packs so that your loved one can grab and go.
3. Include disposable utensils in the package .
4. Send dry seasonings for your soldier to use in his Tuna pouch creations.
StarKist Charlie and the crew are letting one lucky Army Wife 101 reader win a StarKist gift pack that includes some fun items including the Outdoor Tuna Creations pouches. Simply share your favorite care package tip below. Must be 18+ years of age to participate. Giveaway ends Saturday December 20, 2014 at 11:59PM EST.
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Some things I have sent, or would recommend sending: Beef Jerkey, dried fruit, fruit leather/fruit rolls, paperback books and sample size toiletries.
I like to add something that will last, like a glass or a plate or bowl. Maybe a candle holder. Something that will last long after the treats are eaten!
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