During the summer months, we’re always on the go. From hiking to playing at the park to swimming away the day at the pool, it’s rare to encounter a summer day when we’re not out doing SOMETHING! Living in such a beautiful area of North Carolina, there are seriously endless outdoor activities that boast amazing new ways to discover fun. Now, I’ll never complain about the fact that my boys love to go, go, go all summer long. In fact, I encourage them daily to think up new adventures. However, the challenge I do face most days is coming up with portable snack ideas that I feel good about giving them, that they’ll actually WANT to eat and that fuel all our summer adventures in a delicious way. As I’ve struggled with this conundrum this summer, I tried out a few different solutions. However, true inspiration didn’t really hit me until I discovered how simple it is to pack On-the-Go Summer Snack Boxes that can be personalized for every member of the family and always deliver much needed snacks no matter where our daily adventures have taken us!
So, how did I come up with this ingenious way to ensure everyone is ready to snack on their favorite items no matter where we are? Well, it’s only fair to tell you that I’ve been a Jif mom for years. There’s just something about that creamy peanut butter taste that satisfies every member of my family. So, when I found that Jif Bars are made from the same Jif peanut butter that my family loves while being fast and convenient, I was sold on them as a summer snack option! However, you know I’m one of those moms who has to take things to the next level and I did just that while saving by using my digital $.50 off Jif To Go®, Jif Bar or Jif Peanut Butter item coupon to purchase Jif Bars from Food Lion!
What You Will Need:
A Variety of Favorite Fruits
Small Water Bottles
Silicone Cupcake Molds
Colorful Boxes (Cupcake Boxes work Well)
How to Make It:
These On-the-Go Summer Snack Boxes are seriously so easy to make and can be customized with every member of the family’s favorite fruit and favorite flavor Jif Bar! To start, I needed to ensure I had everything on hand to make these fun summer snack boxes. After stocking up on my Jif bars in Creamy Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter Chocolate, it was easy to put my summer snack boxes together. While I had bought most of the fruit to pair with my Jif Bars at Food Lion, we also have a blueberry bush near our house that we picked some fresh blueberries off of….like I said, adventures are everywhere when you simple look for them!
Once we had everything we needed to put together our summer snack boxes, I asked my youngest to get involved and help me create fun snacks that every member of the family is sure to love! To start, we filled our silicon cupcake molds with a variety of favorite fruits (blueberries, blackberries and strawberries work well together) for a summer taste that was sure to be delicious.
After covering our fruit cups with plastic wrap (to keep the fruit in and the bugs out) we placed them into our box with a small bottle of water and two Jif Bars.
Knowing that the Jif Bars combine the perfect blend of creamy peanut butter and chewy granola and come in a variety of combinations that are irresistible, I knew they were a perfect addition to my summer snack boxes. Add to that the fact that they boast 7 grams of protein per serving from the real Jif peanut butter and I knew this was one item that was truly made for snacking for my peanut butter loving family! After tying a piece of twine around each of my boxes (to keep them closed until we were ready to open them), we headed out on our adventures!
Our On-the-Go Summer Snack Boxes were perfect for taking along on all our summer activities. Since they were individually boxed so that everyone was guaranteed their fair share (am important thing when you have multiple kids!), they were perfect for throwing in either a backpack or a pool bag! Then, all I had to do was pull them out when we reached our destination and let everyone grab their own box for a fun and easy snack that keeps us going all day long!
From the hiking trails to the pool to every adventure in between, our On-the-Go Summer Snack Boxes were the perfect way to ensure that no matter where the summer days take us, we’re ready with a snack that fuels all our fun and ensures that hunger never slows us down!
Even better, I never have to worry about hungry kids cutting our adventures short. Instead, I can rest assured that with the perfect combination of deliciously creamy Jif Bars, fresh fruit and water on hand, the memories are ready to be made and the adventures will never be cut short! Instead, fueled with our perfect summer snack presented in a way that makes it easy to take along and enjoy anywhere, we’ll continue to make the most of the summer months, one warm, beautiful day at a time!
For my always adventurous family, that means we can go further, do more and creating tons of amazing memories without hunger ever slowing us down!
Now it’s your turn! No matter where your summer adventures take you, be sure to stock up of Jif Bars and Jif To Go® from Food Lion to ensure that hunger never slows you down! Start by grabbing your digital coupon here for $.5o off any Jif To Go®, Jif Bar or Jif Peanut Butter item!
Now tell me, what would you pair with Jif Bars to create your own On-the-Go Summer Snack Box?