This is a sponsored post written in partnership with the J.M. Smucker company and a campaign with Sverve. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.
As Summer is winding down and back-to-school is getting closer, we decided one more outing at the park was in order. Of course, Kailey was all for it! It’s her favorite place to go! We like it because it’s not far from home and she thinks it’s the grandest place ever! The park has the usual playground equipment, but it also has a nice area for a picnic or having refreshments. It’s just a great place to spend a lazy Summer afternoon. When we go, we make an entire afternoon of it. She has a chance to play, sometimes meet other kids, and she thinks the picnic snacks are the ‘coolest’ in her words. In preparation for a trip to the park, I usually prepare what she calls the “snack bag”. I guess that’s a good a name as any, as it is filled with EASY and TASTY snacks that everyone can enjoy and we truly have a SNACKATION kind of day!
When it comes to snacks, Walmart is our favorite place to shop. They always have a good supply of all our favorites. Kailey was anxious to go pick out her snacks and nothing do her but we go right then, even though what she really needed was a nap. There is no resisting those “pretty pleases”, so off we went!
The first item on our list was Smucker’s® Uncrustables®. We love these little sandwiches for a convenient, but hardier, snack! I just throw them in our snack pack frozen and by the time we’re ready to snack they are thawed and ready to eat. So, we headed down the freezer isle and let her take her pick of flavors.
We should have known! Smucker’s® Uncrustables® Peanut butter and Grape Jelly flavor wins every time!
Next on our list was the peanut butter and jelly isle. Can you tell she loves peanut butter jelly? But, with all the different products, there are some great ways to use them in fun snacks!
We knew exactly what we were after! One of our mainstays for snacks is the Jif To Go Peanut Butter! We love them with apple slices, celery, pretzels, etc. They are so easy and convenient. In addition, we found the new Jif Whips we had been hearing about and some Jif Cookies ‘n Cream Hazelnut Spread.
Kailey was excited over the Jif Cookies ‘n Cream Hazelnut Spread. She said it sounded like ice cream! It’s our first time trying it, but we thought it would be tasty on graham crackers. We’re all for new snack ideas! So, in the buggy it went!
Before, we could choose our Jif Whips, she spotted the Smucker’s® Squeezable Grape Jelly. We had to dash a little farther down and grab it first. She LOVES to mix it with her Jif To Go Peanut Butter and eat it on crackers.
After grabbing her Smucker’s® Squeezable Grape Jelly, we went back and chose our Jif Whips. They had several flavors, but she insisted on plain peanut butter flavor. It is her day, so who were we to argue?
She busied herself building a tower of her snacks in the buggy while we looked for a few additional items to go with them such as pretzels, crackers, fruit and some drinks.
Finally, we had all our SNACKATION treats together so we checked out and left the store. By this time, Kailey was looking like she should have stayed home for the nap. But, with a good night’s rest she will be rested up, full of energy (I’m sure more than us) and ready for her fun filled day at the park.
Snacks on the go don’t have to be complicated. Whether you are on vacation, a staycation, or just planning a fun filled day at the park, don’t forget the snacks! Head to your local Walmart for all your Smucker’s® SNACKATION needs and stock up! Oh, and be sure to come back to see how our fun day at the park went! We’ll be sure and get lots of pictures of the fun and share some of our snack ideas!