Post sponsored by Mirum Shopper, but all opinions are my own.
Weeknights can be so hectic. From the moment school lets out until bedtime, we are on the go, go go. Today I’m sharing a few things that help my family’s afternoons go more smoothly, including a favorite after school snack.
I’m always on the hunt for a nutritious after school snack that’s easy to pack and convenient to take on-the-go to our after school activities. We are always on the move, and those few hours between school and bedtime never seem to be enough.
Perfect After School Snack
My 8 year old is and always hungry for a quick snack that can keep up with our busy schedules. She just loves Danimals® Smoothies, and I do too. First off, they’re super fun, with flavor names like Strawberry Explosion®, Wild Watermelon®, and Rockin’ Raspberry®, so she is way more open to having a healthy smoothie for a snack – which, let’s be honest, is half the battle. (As a mom, I consider this a win already!)
And, unlike other snacks I’ve given her before, these are not loaded up with artificial colors and flavors.
Dannon® Danimals® Smoothies are perfect for on-the-go since they are snack-sized, sealed and ready to drink, so I keep one or two on hand during the after school rush. I have an insulated bag that I always keep in the car. I drop a couple of Danimals® Smoothies and an ice pack in there just before I head out the door in the afternoon. I try to always be prepared for those snack attacks that are so common with growing, active kids.
Stock Up and Save
Plus, currently at Walmart, you can stock up for less! A 12-pack is under $5.00, and if you use Ibotta, you can save another $1.00. This Ibotta offer is also valid for the 18-pack as well. Just head over to the refrigerated section of your local Walmart, near the rest of the dairy products.
In addition to bringing along easy to transport snacks, I have a few other tricks up my sleeve for the after school rush. It’s just a little advance preparation, and they make my afternoons go much more smoothly.
School lets out the same time every day, yet somehow I always seem caught off guard when 3:00 rolls around. Earlier in the day, put a change of clothes, snacks, and homework supplies in the car. That way you’ll be prepared, and won’t be searching around frantically when it is time to go.
Plan meals in advance. During the busy week, I rely heavily on my slow cooker and freezer meals that have been prepared ahead on the weekend. Check out my recipe tab for some of my favorite recipes, to help you out on hectic weeknights.
I would love to hear some of your after school tips!
Don’t forget to take advantage of this great Ibota offer to save $1.00 off Dannon® Danimals® Smoothies when you stock up at Walmart.
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