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I didnâ€™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 morningâ€¦
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. Iâ€™m still on the lookout for other kid-friendly races (he really enjoyed doing a 5K a few weekends back) â€“ I really do think heâ€™ll grow up to be a runner.
Iâ€™ve been noshing on this new product from Sargento for a few weeks. I love it! We have a serious granola bar â€œproblemâ€ 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 â€“ 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 â€“ a very satisfying snack.
Iâ€™ve been snacking on these on the run â€“ I just toss one in my purse so I can eat right on-the-go. Iâ€™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 grocerâ€™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 â€œbreaksâ€? I did a little shoppingâ€¦ Iâ€™m redecorating our master bedroom. Well, technically itâ€™s not our master, but we moved upstairs into the guest room when Henry started to escape his crib. Itâ€™s a pretty drab space, and Iâ€™m over it. Itâ€™s exciting to dress it up! It will be a really nice retreat when weâ€™re all done with the designâ€¦
And, as always, Iâ€™m trying hard to find the time to read Book a Week. Iâ€™m starting to struggle with my New Yearâ€™s Resolution. As mentioned, things have been really hectic lately and itâ€™s been a challenge to find downtime to read. I have a big pile of books on my nightstand to read. Hereâ€™s whatâ€™s on deck (told you that Iâ€™m behind BIG TIME!).
Whatâ€™s your favorite way to take a break?
This post is brought to you by Sargento Foods. Thanks, as always, for reading sponsored content.