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Growing up with an older brother, I knew that boys eat…a lot. I can remember sitting at the table in our kitchen watching my brother put away enough food for what felt like an entire family and then looking at his thin frame and wondering where it all went. So it suffices to say that when I had my first son, I thought I knew what was coming. Now, the younger years weren’t bad. Yes, he always ate like a boy but it was manageable. But then something happened around the time my oldest turned twelve. His appetite grew. He was hungry ALL THE TIME. And my new mission in life became finding a satisfying snack with serious staying power!
Now for those of you who have tween and teen boys, I know you’re nodding your heads when I say that as the mom of a boy, my job of fighting hunger is never done. In fact, satisfying a tween boy’s appetite often feels like a full time job. It requires multiple weekly trips to the grocery store. And shelves dedicated specifically to filling that always hungry boy belly in the freezer. Yes, keeping a tween boy full is almost impossible but thankfully I’ve discovered a secret weapon that makes me feel like supermom when it comes to fighting my tween boy’s hunger!
You see, half the battle of keeping boys full is always being on the looking for delicious ways to satisfy their hunger. And while I literally know the frozen snacks aisle at Walmart like the back of my hand, occasionally something new and amazing will catch my eye, make my own tummy rumble and assure me that when it comes to tween sized snacking, there’s always room for improvement. That’s exactly what happened this weekend while I was on my weekly Walmart run stocking up for the coming week. As I walked down the freezer aisle, a familiar name with a whole new look made me stop in my tracks.
You see my oldest has been eating HOT POCKETS® for the majority of his life. But we’ve always grabbed the ones that come in the box with the little sleeve to keep them nice and crisp. So I was shocked to see a bag of HOT POCKETS®! But even more shocking was the fact that they were smaller bite-sized versions of a trusted favorite! Add to that the bonus that there were morning and afternoon snack options and I was one happy mama! Knowing that my oh so busy son needs a snack that’s perfect in a pinch, I added both the HOT POCKETS® Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Bites AND the HOT POCKETS® Pepperoni Pizza Snack Bites to my cart and headed home to do battle head on with tween sized boy hunger!
The next morning as I spotted my son digging through the cabinets in search of something to eat, I decided to step in and really surprise him with a snack that was better than anything he would find in the pantry! After instructing him to go sit down and wait and being met with a grumbly “But I’m hungry!” I got to work quickly putting together the perfect morning snack that would really bite through his hunger!
I started by heating my HOT POCKETS® Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Bites according to the instructions on the package. While they were warming I quickly whipped up a Berry Blast Power Smoothie to pair with them.
To make my smoothie I added 1/2 cup each of fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries and fresh raspberries to the blender and then poured in a cup of plain Greek yogurt, a cup of Milk, 1 teaspoon of honey and a scoop of protein powder.
I turned on the blender and ensured the ingredients were well mixed. Then I simply poured his Berry Blast Power Smoothie into a cup, added a fresh berry for garnish, popped in a straw and paired it with his waiting and ready HOT POCKETS® Breakfast Bites!
Within minutes I had a filling bite-sized morning snack on the table that made his mouth water! Between the quality ingredients like real cheese in the HOT POCKETS® and the bold taste of the Berry Blast smoothie, it was easy to see that I had found the formula for beating tween boy hunger!
As I watched his food disappear, I knew without a doubt that I wouldn’t hear his stomach rumble until lunch time and that made me feel like I was winning this war on keeping a growing boy full!
The HOT POCKETS® Breakfast Bites did the trick and filled my never full son up for long enough to get through his morning chores and even a few games of basketball. But, as it always the case, later in the afternoon his hunger returned and I was once again on snack duty!
After seeing how well his bite-sized morning snack had worked in the fight against tween boy hunger, I decided why not go with what you know and grabbed the HOT POCKETS® Pepperoni Pizza Snack Bites out of the freezer!
After once again popping my bite-sized snacks into the microwave, I quickly washed off some grapes and strawberries and sliced some bananas while the HOT POCKETS® were cooking.
I then arranged my fruit on a skewer to form fruit kabobs (because when you have a boy, anything you can eat off a stick is a huge score!) and placed them on my waiting plate with the HOT POCKETS® Bites.
In only minutes I had a hot, hearty and delicious snack for my always hungry son. And since I knew that this delicious hunger busting snack was bursting with 100% real cheese and had no artificial flavors, I had no problem serving him with a smile!
As he devoured his satisfying snack, I knew that I had found a way to beat his always present hunger that he couldn’t get enough of! Because within minutes his plate was empty, his belly was full and his face said it all….that I had succeeded in finding the perfect way to bite tween hunger back!
Now I know that no matter what time of the day it is, I have a secret weapon that is the key to biting hunger back! Whether it’s morning, noon or night, I’ll be keeping my tween full like never before with the help of bite-sized HOT POCKETS® Bites!
After all, life as a mom can be tough. And keeping a tween boy full can be nearly impossible. But now I’m winning in the snack category thanks to satisfying and filling HOT POCKETS® bites!
Do you know someone who need a little help in the fight on hunger? If so listen up! Because now you can get HOT POCKETS® Breakfast Bites and Snack Bites at Walmart and SAVE $1 from April 1 – April 30 with this coupon! Even better? Check out this list to find a Walmart demo near you to try HOT POCKETS® Breakfast Bites and Snack Bites for yourself!
Now tell me, what would you pair with HOT POCKETS® Breakfast Bites and Snack Bites to bite your tween’s hunger back?