This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Yummy Dino Buddies. All opinions are 100% mine.
“Mom, I’m hungry!”
My son exclaims this every single day after school. I’m sure yours do, too. He’s a growing boy, plays hard and has a big appetite. I can’t remember a day he has come home and not been ready to eat everything in sight.
Since he gets home at 3:30 and twice a week he leaves for baseball practice at 5:30, we are in a little bit of a dilemma. I can either let him eat snacks when he gets home to hold him over until dinner or feed him dinner super early.
I’m not sure about you but a four o’clock dinner doesn’t work out for me. You would be starving by the evening for sure.
I would rather not have him eat a bunch of junk food prior to heading out to a rigorous baseball practice so that option is out, too.
So, I have a new solution for these busy school nights where you need something yummy to hold over those growling bellies.
It’s a mini meal.
Our favorite after school mini meal is Dino Buddies chicken breast nuggets. They’re an excellent source of calcium, omega 3, and a good source of iron. They are quick and easy because they’re fully cooked and you can just pop them in the microwave.
I can feel good knowing that he is getting a hearty after school snack that will keep him energized and full until dinnertime.
And by the way, what little boy doesn’t love food in the shape of a dinosaur? As he eats he loves to fly the pterodactyls around, march the t-rex across the plate and charge them into his dipping sauce. It’s a totally fun snack.
I got a big box (with a resealable bag which makes me so happy) at Dillon’s grocery store so I’m all set for the fall baseball season. I count this mini meal as a total mom win and I will take all that I can get!
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.