Fueling Up On Game Day

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.)

We made it through another busy football Sunday. We raced out the door this morning at eight, went through the drive thu for some caffeine, and got Jake to his pre-game practice just on time. By the time the game was starting Lucas had found a friend to play with and we had great seats on the sidelines.

Not more than half way through Jacob’s game and Lucas was already hungry. We gave him a choice of apple slices or pretzels to dip in peanut butter and he chose pretzels first but then changed his mind and picked apples- well really, just the center of the apple slices, and then proceeded to hand peanut butter coated leftovers to me.

Once his tummy was full he was back to his game of tag with his friend and Jake’s game was in the final minutes so my focus was back on him. I like watching him play and seeing how much his skills have grown over the past couple years.

Once the game was over we let the kids play on the playground for a few minutes while I got lunch out of the car. The kids had Uncrustables® Sandwiches, Smucker’s® Fruit-Fulls® Blended Fruit, cheese crackers and juice boxes which I bought from Walmart, our “SNACKATION” destination. Everything was easy to grab on our way out the door and eat on the go. The Uncrustables® were frozen when I put them in the bag but by the time lunch rolled around they were ready to eat which was great and the peanut butter gave them the energy they needed.

Within ten minutes we were back in the car and headed to Luke’s game which was at a field across town. I really love it when they are on the same field but that’s not usually the case. After we got there and unloaded the car again I was ready for a nap but it was time for more football.

This is Luke’s first year playing football and our experience at his games are a lot different. There is a lot more confusion on the field and it’s pretty entertaining. Some of the kids even run the wrong direction (Lucas included). While watching Lucas play, I had to also keep an eye on Jacob who stayed busy playing catch with some of the older kids.

At the end of Luke’s game both were exhausted from running around and it was time to eat again. At this time I was very happy I stocked up on their favorites at Walmart because these boys eat a lot. (And yes, I know they are just going to eat even more as they continue to grow!) Once they were fueled up with Smucker’s® snacks they were ready to go conquer the rest of the day.

 

Getting Ready For Game Day

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.)

Sundays during the Fall for our family mean one thing- FOOTBALL SEASON! Not only do we love to watch it but my children both play on youth football teams. We love our busy schedule but some days Sundays can get a bit hectic and challenging. There are days when we juggle and everything seems to be done in a time crunch so we spend a lot of time in the car.

Most of our Sunday snacks and lunches are on the go because one kid has a game, then there is a few minutes for them to eat and then the other kid has a game. There is no time for a sit down meal so we rely on easy foods to keep us fueled. Two very helpful allies to us as parents in such times are Walmart and Smuckers.

Walmart is our “SNACKATION” destination for all the busy sport Sundays. Not only do we love their low prices, but it is also convenient. When I went there to pick up extra mouth guards (because the boys chew on them) I stocked up on food for game day.

We like to look for foods we can enjoy either in the car or on the sidelines. Smucker’s® is a great choice for all parents due to their extensive line of products that are both kid approved and made to be enjoyed on the go. From Jif ‘To Go’ Dippers to Smucker’s® Fruit-Fulls® Blended Fruit to Uncrustables® Sandwiches everything is easy to throw in the sports bag for Sunday funday. Add in something to drink, like juice boxes and water, and we are all set for our busy game day.

What snacks do your kids enjoy when you are on the go?