My son has found his thing and it’s soccer. It shouldn’t be that much of a surprise really, with having Portuguese soccer is in our blood! He’s been playing for a couple of years but this year he’s really found a passion for it and I love seeing him enjoy something so much. That also makes it official, I’m a soccer mom and I’m not gonna lie, I love it :). You know me, when I’m excited about something I’m in it 110% so when I’m on snack duty I’ve made it my mission to find the best food and drinks to keep the team’s energy up.
With the weather getting warmer keeping the kids hydrated is even more important. Running around in the hot sun for hours means they need lots to drink. I’ve been bringing Fruit Shoot to practice and the kids all love it. Seriously, the other night at practice one of the other moms came up to me and asked me what the name of the drink I had brought the week before was because it’s all her son wants now!
Fruit Shoot is made with no artificial flavors and it comes in different varieties made with real sugar or no sugar added so I can feel good about giving it to the kids. It also comes in an awesome durable, resealable bottle so they kids have the freedom to do their thing. No more coming to their parents with open juice pouches or boxes asking them to hold it as they go running back on the field. Fruit Shoot comes in a variety of flavors so there is something for everyone and they just introduced their new Fruit Punch flavor which is now my son’s favorite. You can find out where to buy Fruit shoot HERE.
Keeping the kids energy up is important too and I’ve tried a bunch of different snacks but so far everyone’s favorite are these super easy Peanut Butter Energy Balls. My goal was to make something the kids could eat quickly during practice or a game and these little balls of peanut butter chocolate goodness are the perfect on the go energy boost. They’re so easy to make, just a little peanut butter, honey, oats, mini chocolate chips, and chopped peanuts all stirred together and then chilled before being rolled into balls that are small enough to eat in a couple of bites. I make a big batch at the beginning of the week and keep them in the refrigerator then i pack them up and take them to games for the team. They disappear as fast as I can hand them out!
- ⅓ c. Creamy peanut butter
- ¾ c. Rolled Oats
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- ½ c. Mini Chocolate Chips
- ¼ c. Crushed Peanuts
- Add peanut butter and honey to a bowl and stir together.
- Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and stir to combine.
- Place in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes to chill.
- Remove from refrigerator form mixture into 1 inch balls.
What’s your favorite snack for keeping your team’s energy up? Tell me in the comments!