So true story: Today I sent a screenshot of my afternoon calendar to my husband and said, “This is why I need your help today”. It is all manageable, but if I think about it too much it is also rather overwhelming. And of course, the Wednesday’s are the craziest. Anyone else feeling this way as we roll into the fall season?
Today includes piano, gymnastics, a 5-year-old pizza birthday party at the park, and a soccer game. Oh, and it’s homecoming week so my kids are all dressed up for “Park Avenue” day. I am not even kidding. So what do I do to make sure I can handle all of this and not totally lose my mind? Well, first my van becomes the command center. I pack a bag earlier in the day when I am alone with everything needed for the evening. And then before it is time to leave I grab my cooler full of snacks. I try to pack the protein and fresh foods because there are always gas stations for the less healthy options.
I have been loving the Oikos® Triple Zero yogurts, and they have been a staple in our house for over a year. But now the yogurts are even easier for me to grab on the go because they are now offered as a yogurt drink, Dannon® Oikos® Yogurt Drinks. Seriously, I don’t even have to remember my plastic spoon anymore when packing a cooler! (I shouldn’t tell you how often I have gone into a gas station to grab a plastic spoon…)
These yogurts with live and active cultures are exactly what I need to get through the crazy evening of kids activities. The 7 oz of yogurt drink give me so much more than any other snack bar may contain. Ten grams of protein, with all 9 essential amino acids which makes it a complete protein source. No added sugar, 4 grams of fiber, lots of calcium, and vitamin D round out this powerhouse of a yogurt drink.
So today when I’m heading out the door for activities 1-6 I will be ready to go with enough stamina to last all evening. And the protein in the yogurt drinks will help me fight off the cravings for the junk food that so easily draws me in when I’m on the move.
I picked up my Dannon® Oikos® Nonfat Yogurt Drinks at Walmart, where they are available as a 4-pack. There is currently an ibotta offer for $1.00 back with each 4-pack. More information on the ibotta coupon, and how to redeem, is found here.
I’m off to pack up for the evening activities to make sure that when I’m scrambling to get out the door at the last minute I will only have to grab my cooler and yogurt drinks and be on my way.