It’s fall, and for us that means things get BUSY! It’s fun to have the kiddos involved in sports, but it does keep us running from place to place to place. Literally, because my middle schooler is giving Cross Country a try this year. And my 5th grader is in Volleyball (and somehow I’m coaching…) and my Kindergartner is in his first fierce year of flag football (with Trevor coaching). And then there’s still piano lessons and church activities and all the regular here and there. But there’s a balance – you can still do activities and not be overwhelmed, with a little planning. The main thing is food and snacking – I’ve learned, you have to keep on top of that! If you can get snacks covered, everything else will fall into place. Yoplait at Walmart is a great start.
So I wanted to talk about some tips and ideas for juggling family sports and snacks – you can do this! What is your favorite way to snack with Yoplait? Ours is on the go 😉 #SnackandSmile
—Stay stocked! You don’t have time to make extra runs to the store to grab snacks – you need to plan store trips and stock up when you’re there. I love shopping at Walmart, because they have everything, so I can check all the things off my list at once, from snacks:
to even home decor 😉
–Make Snacks Healthy and Delicious – if it’s not yummy, the kiddos won’t eat it. But you also want it to be healthy. Fruit, cheese sticks, granola bars, yogurt, all awesome choices.
–Second Dinner – we often are on the “second dinner” schedule, which is where the kiddos eat a light dinner/heavy snack right when they get home from school (yogurt, pbj sandwich, granola bars, quesadilla, fruit), we head off to their sporting event or evening activities, and then have another small dinner around 7 or 8pm when we arrive home (leftovers from a previous meal, burrito, scrambled eggs, etc). Try second dinner yourself – you’ll find you love it 😉
–Variety – if you have the same snacks over and over, they will loose their fun factor. I am loving the fall variety of flavors in Yoplait, like their Yoplait original Apple Crisp – and I for sure want to try out the Yoplait Greek 100 Whips! Pumpkin Cheesecake (doesn’t that sound amazing?!)
–Be prepared after school – have snacks sitting out and ready to be eaten – it makes a big difference to have them out and ready, really makes everything move smoother.
–Pack a bag! this one is big – have snacks with you when you go to events – the kiddos are always hungry right after. I don’t want to grab fast food or expensive things from gas stations, so I preshop at Walmart and then pack a bag to take with me. I don’t even need to take it in to the actual event, I just have it ready in the car for the way there (if I pick them up after school) or the way home.
These are a few things that have helped us this fall as we’ve gone from Cross Country straight to Volleyball straight to Youth Night at Church – sports and activities and snacks all go hand in hand. Do you have any other tips I might have missed??
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills. The opinions and text are all mine.