This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Marvel. All opinions are entirely my own.
Can you believe that the countdown to school is on (and moving WAY too fast)? We’re really kicking things into high gear around here with shopping for new clothes, school supplies and constantly updating our calendar with events, orientations and new fall activities.
Even with all of the craziness, the biggest thing I’m looking forward to is a new routine around the house. Jackson is starting kindergarten and that means that he will be at school a little earlier and coming home quite a bit earlier than he does now. I’m excited that we’ll have a little one-on-one time on school days where we can do some fun things or even just hang out a bit, do some homework and, of course, grab a snack together!
Snack is without a doubt the most popular word in our house. Everyone gets home from school and we hear, “Can I have a snack?” We finish dinner and it’s, “Can I have a snack?” Needless to say, we’re big on snacks. And with all of the snack choices out there, I want to make sure that I’m keeping things around the house that are easy, healthy and interesting for both boys.
In an attempt to add variety (and help them make those healthy choices on their own!) to the boys’ snack choices, we’ll give Jackson the option of choosing a snack from the pantry or from the refrigerator and, in most cases, we’ll tell him which one he has to pick. Typically refrigerator snacks tend to be a little healthier and are usually fruit, yogurt or cheese. I once heard that if you work on teaching good habits early that, when your kids are given the choice, they will choose healthy options more often. I’ve actually found this to be true with Jackson. He’s the kid who eats his broccoli first or thinks of grapes as a “sweet,” and I’m always amazed that he makes a lot of his healthy choices without prompting.
We hardly ever get in an argument on what snack to pick, and it certainly doesn’t take much to get a 5-year-old to eat a good healthy snack when there’s a super hero on it. I’ll admit that all of us are pretty big super hero fans around here (myself included!), so if anything (pajamas, t-shirts, food, etc.) has a super hero on it, it becomes an easy choice for everyone!
So, when we had the opportunity to try the Marvel Spider-Man String Cheese as a healthy snack option, I made my way right to Meijer and picked up a couple of packs from the dairy section and couldn’t wait for Jackson to try them.
Along with the fun of having a super hero snack, cheese always seems to be a hit. String cheese is especially fun because of the obvious interactive “puling the strings” way you eat it.
I actually, also, quite enjoy string cheese as a snack for myself, because it’s a healthy choice, a good source of calcium and it’s easy and convenient. We’ll be starting to pack lunches for the first time this year and these cheeses are great to add to lunchboxes, send to school for group snack time, or just to have around for afterschool (or any other time) snacks.
For some extra fun, head to Cheese Adventures for some printables, tips for mom (like freezing the string cheese and taking it with you so that it will be thawed and ready to eat by snack time!), and special offers. Right now you can save $0.75 on your own Marvel Spider-Man String Cheese at Meijer, ShopRite, Giant, Tops Friendly Markets, HEB, or Wegmans. Find the coupon here!