When it comes to my kids, staying involved is key. I’ve been class mom. I volunteer at their school. I make sure that I know the names of all their friends and talk to them each and every day. But it would be fair to say that my favorite role in their lives is team mom. You see, both of my boys love their ball. And as their mom, I want to do everything I can to make every game as memorable as possible, whether that means ensuring their uniforms are stain free or coming up with fun protein packed snack ideas that make the post game celebration as much fun as the game itself.
In fact, this year I’ve made it my mission to provide pre and post game snacks that everyone loves and that give them plenty of energy to dribble, shoot, pass and score! With that mission in mind, I’ve wracked my brain. I’ve asked their teammates what some of their favorite things are. And I’ve discovered that Jif™ Bars wrapped in fun team building wrappers are the perfect way to make sure I’m truly the MVM (Most Valuable Mom)!
You see, with a teenager and a preschooler, finding a snack that both of their teams will love has been a challenge in the past. If my teen likes one thing, my preschooler is asking for another. But I’ve discovered that they can both agree on the amazing taste of Jif Peanut Butter Chocolate bars that are made with the Jif peanut butter tasted they have loved since they were little! And while peanut butter alone is enough to bond these boys with their teammates, when it’s combined with a chewy granola bar and topped with chocolate, it’s a post-game snack that’s sure to disappear!
While discovering that all ages love Jif bars would likely be enough to make me feel like a success as team mom, the fact that they taste delicious isn’t the only reason they are my choice for post game snack ideas. So what it is about Jif Peanut Butter Chocolate bars that makes them perfect for enjoying after a hard game of running up and down the count? Honestly, the secret’s in the protein and the fact that Jif bars are high in protein helps make them the perfect way for my guys to recover from a long game. In fact, they are the first thing either of the kids ask for when they are done with their dribbling, shooting and expending tons of energy.
After seeing how much my boys adore Jif bars in our own home and how the boost of protein keeps them fueled for hours of play, I decided they were the only snack that made sense for this picky team mom but I also wanted to dress them up and make them even more fun with a Game Day Printable Wrapper! After creating my simple printables with classic sports catch phrases on them, I printed them out and got ready to transform my Jif bars into a post-game snack that neither my boys nor their friends would forget any time soon.
To assemble my after game sanck, I simply cut along the outer lines of my printable and then cut my piece of paper in half, leaving some of the white paper above and below the printed portion so that I had room to warp them around my Jif bars.
After folding a wrapper around each bar, I used double sided tape to secure them in the back and then cut off any excess paper so that the cute wrappers fit perfectly around my Jif bar snack ideas!
Once my wrappers were secure, my snack was ready to go and I have to say, it made quite an impression!
With four different fun sayings, there was a Jif bar for everyone on the team, from the star shooter to the coach.
And when each of the boys opened their wrapper, they were greeted with the protein filled peanut butter, chocolate and granola bar mixture that’s been a star in our home for months now.
Since I’ve discovered this easy way to make Jif bars into the perfect post game snack, my guys have asked for it over and over again and honestly, that just thrills my team mom heart. Because when I can provide a snack that tastes great is full of protein and looks like tons of fun, I feel like I’m in for the win with my son’s and all their friends.
Regardless of what activity your kiddos are involved in, fuel the fun of all their activities with these easy snack ideas! Start with Jif Peanut Butter Chocolate bars and discover that this protein filled snack is the tasty way to ensure your kids, their friends and even their teammates have the perfect snack to refuel throughout the game!
Tell me, who do you know that would love a Jif Peanut Butter Chocolate Bar after their game?