Healthy Snacking with Del Monte Fruit Cups #SmartSnack #CBias

Can you feel it?

The winds have shifted, the sun is setting sooner… it’s BACK TO SCHOOL time!  Another year, a fresh start and before long we will be packing lunches and snacks, overseeing homework time and trying to juggle everyone’s busy schedules.

We did some shopping at Walmart yesterday (check out pictures of our entire trip here).  We were in search of easy healthy snacks for the kiddos – and zeroed in on the fully-stocked fruit cup aisle.  Front and center were several different varieties of Del Monte Fruit Snacks including pears, peaches and mandarin oranges among others.

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We had a hard time choosing, so we ended up with several different Del Monte Fruit Cups in our cart.  This is what happens when you ask your very goofy 3 year old to smile –

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Let’s try that again, Lily!

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That’s a bit better!

After rounding up a few more items (some food for the week, supplies for Lily’s upcoming birthday party, etc) we were ready to head home.

I love the idea of sending snack cups with kids for lunch or snack time – they require no prep, do not need refrigeration and are a very healthy alternative to sugary cookies, candy, etc.

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As I sat trying to think of a fun and creative spin to put on these traditional snacks, it dawned on me… sports!

I took a permanent marker and drew baseball stitching on the bottom of the fruit cup.  Then I used 2 inch Avery labels to whip up a cute little label (though you could certainly just use a Post-It or a scrap of paper with tape).  I placed the label on top of the fruit cup and voila!  Instant snack makeover for your little sports fan!

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This could very easily be changed for different sports – for example, drawing a basketball or soccer ball pattern instead of baseball.

Not only would these make fun lunchbox treats, they would also be perfect to send as a snack during sports practice or camp.  You could even change the wording on the label and offer these treats at a sports-themed birthday party!

What ideas do you have?  How would YOU transform these fruit cups into themed snacks?

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