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Sanity-Saving After School Snack: HORMEL® REV® Wraps

As these boys get older, I’ve noticed two things happening:

1) They get busier with everything from organized sports to time with friends.

2) They eat more all the time.

The boys’ baseball schedules kept us so busy earlier this summer, and I struggled to keep up with meals (and laundry, but maybe that’s an entirely different post). I think I spent a small fortune at the concession stand. Yet, no matter how much money I spent, the boys always seemed hungry. Considering we needed to be at the field some days at 4:00 pm, I couldn’t get a full meal into them before we needed to be on our way. And now we’re facing our first go at football season, which—looking at the pre-schedule—will give us our busiest fall. Ever.

Practice 3-4 nights per week along with games—and homework, fun fall things, some travel, and of course, time with friends.

I started to worry about finding something quick to feed them on the way to practice after school, until I remembered HORMEL® REV® Wraps.


HORMEL Rev Wraps


I like REV® Wraps because they’re a snack that’s already ready to go. The boys can eat this on-the-go snack in the car as we head to practice. Though I really think, given the current state of my vehicle’s back seat, I need to install a trash can. Thankfully these aren’t as messy as, say, chips (and much more filling!), and the only thing to toss is the wrapper. Bonus!

I also love the protein packed into these wraps. At least 12 grams of protein per wrap (there are 14 different varieties to help with all different kinds of tastes and eaters!) mean that your active older kids, tweens, and teens will have the fuel to keep going. Real meat and real cheese mean your busy kids will have a real snack to sustain their energy when they’re out doing whatever it is they’re doing.




This fall will be a lesson in planning and scheduling… and flexibility. I’m already missing the laxidasical approach to sports from our now-old soccer league. One practice per week makes for a much simpler week. But with things like REV® Wraps to help me out in this very important way, I’ll at least know my kids are fueled up for practice and will make it until dinner without whining. Too much.




And now, you can win! What REV® Wrap would you like to try while you are on the go? Tell me in the comments for a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card.

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Banana Splits for Lunch (and a Giveaway)

I’m a bad mom.

I realized a few weeks ago that my sons had never enjoyed a delicious banana split. I mentioned something about a banana split, and they looked at me like I had horns coming out of my head.

“A what?”

“What do you mean ‘a what?’ A BANANA SPLIT.”

Lots of blinking.

And so I decided to remedy the situation by making them banana splits for lunch. Because summer. Because memories. Because Hershey’s sent me four bottles of syrup to give a whirl.

Hey Let's Eat Banana Splits for Lunch

Because I wanted a banana split for lunch myself. And then I realized, huh, I’ve never made a banana split before. Well I’ll be.

It’s easy.

Peel a banana. Duh.

Cut it in half, and halve those pieces. Place them in a fancy pants bowl.

Hey Let's Eat Banana Splits for Lunch

Hey Let's Eat Banana Splits for Lunch

Add ice cream. We like vanilla. Well, BigBrother probably would have preferred chocolate but this is my banana split dream here, so there you have it. Vanilla ice cream.

Top with Hershey’s Syrup in Milk Chocolate or Special Dark, Caramel, and Strawberry.

Hey Let's Eat Banana Splits for Lunch

Of note that I chose the Hershey’s Special Dark Syrup for my chocolate fix on the banana split. Dark chocolate is my chocolate. Also of note: BigBrother originally didn’t want the Hershey’s Strawberry Syrup. He choked on a strawberry when he was two and remains adamant that he does. not. like. strawberries. Update: He likes the Hershey’s Strawberry Syrup.

Whipped cream to top!

Hey Let's Eat Banana Splits for Lunch

My banana split also featured peanuts on top of the whipped cream, because duh.

And enjoy.

Hey Let's Eat Banana Splits for Lunch

Hey Let's Eat Banana Splits for Lunch

The boys thought this banana split for lunch thing was the best thing that had ever happened in the history of all things, or at the very least, in the history of all lunches. And, really, I can’t argue. We sat at the table, ate our splits, and slurped up the syrupy goodness at the bottom of our fancy pants bowls, happy smiles spread across our messy faces.

I’ll always remember the day I made banana splits for lunch.

Now I want to know what your favorite sundae option is: Do you go banana split or are you just a chocolate lover? Let me know in the comments for your chance to win. The giveaway will include four bottles of Hershey’s Syrup, one of each flavor—Milk Chocolate, Caramel, Strawberry and Special Dark— along with one ice cream scooper, six sundae bowls and 20 party spoons. Comments are open through Friday, August 11, 2014.


*This post is sponsored by Hershey’s. All ideas and images are my own. Be sure to visit for more dessert and syrup inspiration.