Well, that time of year has finally arrived. I swear this year simply flew by. How can it be almost Christmas? Where did the time go?
But it definitely is and today is Thanksgiving – that magical day to give thanks followed by a frantic day of Black Friday shopping. My kids are finally old enough to get moving early enough and enjoy the chaos of Black Friday.
However, making it a family affair will create memories but it also means I need to be prepared with plenty of snacks or our plans can easily get derailed. Beverages are a huge priority – otherwise every ten minutes they will be screaming for something to drink. Here is our survival kit!
We will start our day with a huge protein shake for each of us with Organic Goji Berry Powder by Carrington Farms – NEW Organic Goji Berry Powder is a nutrient-rich superfood that is high in antioxidants, sure to keep you energized enough to shop ’til you drop! It is organic, gluten-free, and vegan, containing vitamin C, vitamin A, and iron to keep you fueled throughout the day. Mix it into your smoothies, yogurt and desserts for a nutritious punch, or use it to make a pleasant juice or tea.
Plenty ofAquaBall’s – naturally flavored water is the only zero-sugar, zero-calorie, zero-preservative children’s beverage around. Available in four flavors and featuring fan favorite Disney and Marvel characters, AquaBall is not only fun for kids, but also smart for parents.
Who doesn’t love Brooklyn Crafted’s small but mighty ginger beers! They pack a zesty punch and are made with 100% fresh, unfiltered ginger pieces you can actually SEE. Available in four trendy flavors – Traditional, Earl Grey, Lemon & Lime and Mango – the minis are perfect for enjoying on the go.
I will stay hydrated throughout our Black Friday shopping with Sparkling Ice. An excellent soda alternative, Sparkling Ice is slightly carbonated with B-Vitamins, Vitamin D and antioxidants. This light and refreshing beverage contains Zero Calories, Zero Carbs, is Gluten Free, and Sodium Free.
Munk Pack’s ready-to-eat Oatmeal Fruit Squeezes, packed with grains and fruit bites, are perfect for a snack on the go and calming down any hunger that may arise while we are shopping! Available in five delicious flavors, including Apple Quinoa Cinnamon, Maple Pear Quinoa, and more, they are gluten-free, non GMO, vegan and high in fiber.
Welch’s Fruit Rolls deliver the same quality consumers love in Welch’s Fruit Snacks, in a new, irresistibly fun format. Featuring fruit as its first ingredient, they come in three mouthwatering flavors: Berry, Tropical Punch, and White Grape Strawberry. My problem with these is that I need to pay attention to who has how many because they love them so much – they will argue if one child has more than the other!
When we get home from shopping (marathon shopping) I will want a quick meal for them that is also healthy. They will re-fuel with a protein filled meal from Explore Cuisine! Explore Cuisine integrates beans, peas, lentils, and rice to provide you with nourishing meals which are easy, quick, colorful, and simply delicious! All Explore Cuisine products are vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and jam packed with nutrients.
We are ready!!! We just need to shopping to begin.
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