Showing posts with label easy snacks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label easy snacks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label easy snacks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label easy snacks. Show all posts

3 Tips to Stay Hydrated this Summer

On the Go Tips to Stay Hydrated in Summer 

KCC is a member of the Mom it Forward Influencer Network. This post is sponsored by BODYARMOR. However, all thoughts and opinions are our own.

Our kids are active and always on the go. They love team sports. So, we're always looking for ways to stay hydrated in the summer heat. This summer, we tried a new sports drink with electrolytes and the kids loved it! We've got some tips to help active kids stay hydrated in the summer while playing football, baseball, soccer, or even swimming. Keep reading for tips to stay hydrated this summer and a fun giveaway. Enjoy!

sports drink with electrolytes on the go snacks snack ideas for football team baseball team

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The kids can't get enough soccer, basketball, football, swimming, and running. Whatever team sport they do, we love watching them play. One of the things we talk a lot about is how to stay hydrated without adding a lot of junk ingredients.

To keep their team hydrated, the coaches encourage sports drinks as a way to restore and balance electrolytes. While we agree with that goal, we don't always love the ingredient list on some of the popular sport drinks.

Ways to Stay Hydrated this Summer

Tip #1

  • Topping our list of cool ways to stay hydrated this summer is BODYARMOR sports drink. We're delighted to see a new sports drink with electrolytes that contains no artificial flavors or sweeteners. BODYARMOR SuperDrink smells divine and is a great tasting, premium sport drink that is low in sodium and includes coconut water.

Ways to keep kids hydrated in summer.

We've already started football practice and this 15-pack of BODYARMOR provides quick recovery and hydration for these hot, summer practices. It will be a regular drink at practices and games throughout the season. Here's why:

  • BODYARMOR is a premium sports drink with potassium-packed electrolytes, coconut water and vitamins – and has no artificial flavors or sweeteners
  • BODYARMOR provides superior hydration and comes in 9-great tasting flavors: fruit punch, orange mango, strawberry banana, tropical punch, blackout berry, mixed berry, grape, watermelon strawberry and lemonade.
  • BODYARMOR is a better alternative to traditional sports drinks, because it contains no artificial flavors or sweeteners and has potassium packed electrolytes, vitamins and coconut water. 

We've been taking advantage of the beautiful weather and spending lots of time outside and at the pool and the kids are thrilled when BODYARMOR is a part of their healthy snack break. What a super drink for active kids! You can get yours at Sam's Club.

Our kids love the flavors they've tried. We love that it contains potassium-packed electrolytes, coconut water, and vitamins. It's an awesome and healthier alternative to traditional sport drinks while still providing the needed benefits for hard working, sweaty kids! If they aren't drinking enough water, the kids will stay hydrated with BODYARMOR. 

Your little athletes are sure to love BODYARMOR too. You can feel great about giving it to them! Kids Creative Chaos kids and moms approve.

Some Facts about BODYARMOR Sports Drink

  • Premium sports drink with no artificial flavors or sweeteners
  • Healthier alternative to traditional sports drinks
  • BODYARMOR provides your body with Superior Hydration
  • Potassium-packed electrolytes
  • Coconut water
  • Vitamins
  • High in potassium, low in sodium
  • Available now to purchase at Sam’s Club 

On sale $12.98 (save $3.00) till July 16th, 2017. Is your young athlete working to be the best? Check out how your athlete can become the next BODYARMOR athlete.

Tips to Stay Hydrated this Summer

Tip #2

  • Another yummy way to stay hydrated is with YOGURT ICE CUBES. Pop them in your ice chest for a quick on the go snack while you're sitting on the sidelines. You'll be the most popular mom on the bleachers when the athletes taste this healthy hydrating snack.

healthy hydrating snack yogurt ice cubes how to make
Hydrate with yogurt ice cubes.

Tip #3

  • You need to stay cool to stay hydrated. So, even if you're drinking hydrating sports drink and eating yogurt ice cubes, the best tip is to cool off, drink lots of water, and rest in the shade. The United States Department of Labor suggests water, rest, and shade to stay hydrated in summer heat.

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9 Kid Friendly Super Bowl Appetizer Recipes

Appetizer Ideas for Super Bowl Party

Planning a Super Bowl Party? Maybe you prefer to sit in with family while you watch? Either way, you'll want snacks. Yum, Super Bowl snacks and appetizers, aren't they the best? We've got your back with this simple Guacamole Dip and other easy snacks and kid friendly appetizers for the Super Bowl that are perfect to munch on during the big game. Happy Footballing! Enjoy!

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9 Kid Friendly Super Bowl Appetizer Recipes
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Cool Things to do with Chicken Nuggets: Make Kid Friendly Appetizers

Kid Friendly Chicken Nugget Appetizers

School is back in session, and after all that hard work, hungry kids need something fun to eat. Our kid friendly chicken nugget appetizers are one of many cool things to do with chicken nuggets! Best of all, when you buy Tyson® Chicken Nuggets, you can help your school! Scroll down to learn more about Tyson Project A+™. Enjoy!

Cool Things to do with Chicken Nuggets: Make Kid Friendly Appetizers
Cool Things to do with Chicken Nuggets: Make Kid Friendly Appetizers.

Tyson® Chicken Nuggets are made with 100% natural ingredients, all-white meat, and they are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Whether you make our kid-friendly appetizers for a party or as an after-school snack, your kids will get a kick out eating nuggets in a surprising, new way. Since they are breaded, you don't need to add more carbs to make mini chicken sandwich sliders- just use the nuggets as the sandwich breading!

After School Snack: chicken nugget appetizers
We added a pickle and some ketchup to our chicken nugget appetizers,
and they were a huge hit!

To help your school, start collecting Tyson Project A+™ labels from specially marked  packages. Visit to nominate your school. Share a compelling story that includes why you are nominating your school through Tyson Project A+™. The school with the most nominations will receive a packet of labels worth $1,000 to help their school get a head start on collecting Tyson Project A+™ labels!

 Share on social media using: #WMTProjectAPlus

Though we currently homeschool, we nominated our old school, Robey Elementary. Robey is a fantastic school that nurtures children and offers many opportunities for gifted students.

Even though we were moving from the district, my son was still offered the opportunity to attend the gifted program.

As a preschooler attending their preschool program, they quickly recognized his strengths and often allowed him to work and play at his own pace. In kindergarten, once again his abilities were nurtured. Then, in first and second grade, he was able to study his special interests in more depth. This kept him interested in school, as he was beginning to hate it due to boredom.

"I already know that." And, he did... We're so thankful the school was paying attention.


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The Benefits of Box Tops for Homeschool

 Box Tops for Homeschool?

Can I use Box Tops for homeschool? Wouldn't that be awesome? The answer is yes, but probably not in the way you hope. Homeschoolers can use Box Tops for Education, but the homeschool has to be registered as a 501-C3 organization. So, perhaps a co-op you use, an online academy, or a homeschool that is registered with the state. Click this link to learn more about Box Tops for Homeschoolers. Scroll down for more info on Box Tops for Education. Enjoy!

The Benefits of Box Tops for Homeschool
When shopping at Sam's Club you must try all the samples, and eat in the cafe!

If you aren't familiar with Box Tops, when you see that pink logo on your food, you might wonder, "What is Box Tops for Education?".  As homeschoolers, we participate in Box Tops for Education. The kids love to cut out and collect the little pink logos.

In the past, we sent them to our online homeschool teacher for Connections Academy. This is a great way for schools to earn money to purchase items for the classroom. This year, we'll log into eBoxTops and choose our favorite school.

How to redeem Box Tops for Education for homeschool.
How to redeem Box Tops for Education for homeschool.

To earn greater rewards quicker, we shop at Sam's Club. Sam's Club offers an online portal to redeem the Box Tops. The eBoxTops redemption is easy, and many of the Box Tops found on the items at Sam's Club are worth more than items that don't come in bulk!

Even better, the kids actually like to shop at Sam's Club. They get to taste samples, and if they behave, I reward them with pizza or ice cream from the Cafe. Jake asked if we could come back once a week!

Want to earn cash for your children’s school? It’s easy!  Over 80,000 participating schools are eligible to receive donations from General Mills® through Box Tops for Education™ (BTFE).  Shop the participating products below at Sam’s Club, and redeem them for your school. Your school earns 10¢ for each Box Top redeemed!

What brands offer box tops for education?
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We get a great value on all of the kids' favorite foods when shopping at Sam's Club. We bought Betty Crocker™ Hershey’s Ultimate Chocolate Brownie Mix, General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Betty Crocker™ Fruit Roll-Ups, Totino’s™ Pizza Rolls (Pepperoni), and Pillsbury™ Mini Pancakes. There are many other options including Yoplait® Original Variety Pack.

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 of Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ outdoors before school starts.



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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills® . The opinions and text are all mine.