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I didn’t want to miss out on recapping some fun we had a few weekends back. Better late than never, right? I was in desperate need for a BREAK from the daily grind. Work had been crazy. So I put away my To Do list, powered down the computer, and filled a whole weekend with nothing but FUN. It was so wonderful.
Things started off right with a little race spectating on Saturday morning…
Training buddy Brandi did her first half marathon that weekend, and the race course was just a few miles from my house. So I packed Henry into the car after an early breakfast, and we drove out to see her and her husband run. It was nice to take a break from racing and be a spectator instead.
Unfortunately, Henry thought that he was running a race and was super disappointed to realize that he was not, in fact, participating. He did really like giving out High Fives and cheering, and I let him run down the sidewalk next to the runners for a while. I’m still on the lookout for other kid-friendly races (he really enjoyed doing a 5K a few weekends back) – I really do think he’ll grow up to be a runner.
I’ve been noshing on this new product from Sargento for a few weeks. I love it! We have a serious granola bar “problem” in our house, and these Balanced Breaks snacks are a delicious and wholesome alternative for grab-and-go snacking. Sometimes, you just want something different, ya know?
Balanced Breaks snacks combine natural cheese with crunchy roasted nuts and sweet dried fruit – the perfect balance of taste and nutrition. My favorite combos are the Natural Sharp Cheddar Cheese with sea-salted cashews and cherry juice-infused cranberries, and the Natural Pepper Jack Cheese with honey roasted peanuts and raisins.
These individual-sized snack trays contain less than 200 calories and 7 grams of protein – a very satisfying snack.
I’ve been snacking on these on the run – I just toss one in my purse so I can eat right on-the-go. I’ve been keeping the little containers, too, because they are perfect for keeping toddler food separate! Cute, huh?
Balanced Breaks snacks come 3 in a pack for only $3.69 and can be found in your grocer’s dairy aisle. In addition to the other flavors I mentioned above, Balanced Breaks snacks flavor combos include Natural White Cheddar Cheese with sea-salted almonds and dried cranberries, and Natural Sharp White Cheddar Cheese with sea-salted cashews and golden raisin medley.
Other recent “breaks”? I did a little shopping… I’m redecorating our master bedroom. Well, technically it’s not our master, but we moved upstairs into the guest room when Henry started to escape his crib. It’s a pretty drab space, and I’m over it. It’s exciting to dress it up! It will be a really nice retreat when we’re all done with the design…
And, as always, I’m trying hard to find the time to read Book a Week. I’m starting to struggle with my New Year’s Resolution. As mentioned, things have been really hectic lately and it’s been a challenge to find downtime to read. I have a big pile of books on my nightstand to read. Here’s what’s on deck (told you that I’m behind BIG TIME!).
A Mom’s Practical Guide to Baby Led Weaning (by blogger A Healthy Slice of Life)
What’s your favorite way to take a break?
This post is brought to you by Sargento Foods. Thanks, as always, for reading sponsored content.
I’ve noticed the new Sargento Balanced Breaks, but haven’t tried them yet. They look great and as though they would provide a quick snack that is both healthy and would taste great. My favorite way to take a break is with coffee, a great TV show, or a magazine!