Ooh, one week left of school and then summer vacation! I love summer, so much less to do…or rather so much less HOMEWORK to do. I foolishly thought that when I got out of my own education I would not have to do science projects or calculate why someone purchased 49 apples in a day, but I was wrong. Now my frustrations just lead to my daughters frustrations.
Which is why I am so ready for summer.
Now when it comes to getting active, we are that family. We are out every day, every night and Charlotte is in horseback riding so weekends too. P is still a bit young for team sports but we are prepping him in the backyard for his future.
Like last weeks slip and slide Olympics in our backyard.
But being outside in the summer sun, even in the late part of the day, can suck it out of you.
And so can sports of all kinds! As I mentioned earlier and you know if you follow me already, Charlotte is a horseback rider. This weekend she had a double lesson which means about 4-5 hours on the farm. She loves it…but every single time she is done she tells me she is STARVING. Like can’t make it home in 15 minutes or she will D.I.E. if she doesn’t eat immediately.
So when Dole asked me to check out their new Fruit Squish’ems and share with you all, I said sure! The truth is I had already picked them and were using them in school lunches, so I was not new to the product at all. You could say we are early adopters around here.
Back to horse riding and Charlotte starving. I honestly think its part of it is her excuse to get me to stop somewhere but this week when Chris took the kids to the farm, I put them out the door with a few packages of DOLE Fruit Squish’ems! At only 60 calories, GMO Free, Gluten Free, and no high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors, it’s something we can both agree on.
DOLE Fruit Squish’ems
You may remember I used them earlier this week in a bread recipe I made (They have 3 great flavors – Apple, Apple Mixed Berry and Apple Strawberry)
but they also work for great for on the go and sidelines for sports. And yes, the curbed her ” I am starving and may die” attitude on Saturday.
In all fairness, it takes a lot of energy to keep up with the “guns” on her.
Game Day Great
I also wanted to tell you that DOLE Fruit Squish’ems is also inviting moms and dads nationwide to share their own game day tips and pre-game rituals through their Game Day Great Facebook Contest! You could win $5000 and Season’s supply for your kids league!! Plus just for sending in tips, you get a $1 off DOLE Fruit Squish’ems coupon!
You can enter by clicking my graphic below or visiting these social pages
Do your kids play any sports?
As mentioned earlier in the convo, I am part of a Dole Sponsored conversation about this new great product. I hope you enjoyed our experience, picked up a coupon and entered the contest! Feel free to ask questions below!