It is hard to believe that Summer 2017 is coming to an end. We are working hard at squeezing in as many memories as we can before it is back to the daily grind. We have been taking lots of day trips that are as fun as they are educational. With three kids in tow, we always need healthy but fun snacks. Most parents know that an outing can be made or broken by the snacks that you pack. This past week we took a trip to a beach in Carlsbad California. We wanted to splash in the waves and explore tide pools till the sun went down. For this trip we brought along CLIF Kid Zbar Filled bars in every flavor to keep us fueled all day long!
When we take a trip to the beach we want to stay as long as possible. We want to explore, play, and relax all day. We try to find a spot early in the morning and park it there until sunset. There isn’t anything quite as rejuvenating as a beach day. Wind in our hair, sand in our toes, and buckets of salt water for mediocre sandcastles. Not only is it relaxing, we can spend hours exploring the rocks and wildlife in tide pools.
The only thing that can make a trip to the beach a little bit of a pain is trying to figure out how to feed everyone. Bringing our own food is a must. We do our best to pack foods that are easy to eat with salt watery and sandy hands. It is also important that the foods we pack are nutritious and have some protein. I don’t know about your family, but we get grumpy if our blood sugar gets low or if we don’t get enough protein in our bellies.
Protein bars have been an obvious choice for beach bags for years now. CLIF Kid bars have been a favorite in our house for a long time. We were really excited to see a new type of CLIF bar hit the shelves just in time for our last trip to the beach. For this trip we brought along three different flavors of Zbar Filled bars by CLIF Kid. They are the first and only organic, soft-baked snack bar that is filled inside with almond or peanut butter. Our kids have always loved CLIF Kid products, but they were over the moon about this new addition. They love the taste and I am happy about how nutritious they are, so everybody wins!
Zbar Filled bars are made up of lots of good stuff! Oats and almond or peanut butter are some of the main ingredients. They are certified USDA organic and non-GMO. They are also free of artificial colors and contain no high fructose corn syrup. It tastes almost like a candy bar, but it is packed with great ingredients so we will be packing them on just about every beach trip from now on!
Because our bellies were full and our attitudes were in check, we had such a magical day. It was super fun to be able to get out and play together as a family.
The big kids were going so crazy on their boogie boards that one of them even snapped – whoops! They all built sandcastles for hours. And towards the end of the day as the tide went out we were able to check out some amazing tide pool residents!
We feel so blessed to live so close to the ocean. It is so fun to just pack up a lunch box full of wholesome treats (like CLIF Kids Zbar Filled!) and pretend we are on vacation for a bit in our own backyard!
I will never tire of seeing my kids take interest in the Earth…..
And I can’t mention our trip to the tide pools without pointing out a new friend we made. It was hard to convince our littlest that Mr. Crabby was quite happy in the tide pools and that we could not adopt him. She really wanted him to live with us. I told her we could take a picture to remember our new friend forever, but that his family probably wanted him to stay in the ocean. She reluctantly agreed.
Thank you again to CLIF for fueling our fun day!
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