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Stonyfield® Organic YoKids® helps us power through running!

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This school year has been really exciting for our older kids.  They recently joined their school’s long distance running club. Practicing four days a week is a lot of fun, but also a lot of work.  Running long distances has been mentally and physically exhausting at times. Stonyfield has been a life saver recently. Yummy, protein rich snacks that we can take on the go are a must. Now with even less sugar and tasty as ever, they are the perfect post run snack. This is a sponsored conversation in partnership with Stonyfield® Organic YoKids®.

 

Our kids always want a protein rich snack before we go to a meet or practice and I’m happy to them Stonyfield® Organic YoKids® cups to power up!

 

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Four days a week our kids are running longer distances than I have ever been able to accomplish.  I believe strongly that kids need to find an exercise program that they love. Watching them improve day after day and week after week is inspiring.

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I love that they have found their ‘thing’.  I love watching them in their element.

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As one might imagine, our kids are eating a lot more than they were before they started long distance running. The fridge is being stocked more than ever. It is important to all of us that we put good fuel in our bodies.  Yogurt has always been a go-to snack for the big kids, but now more than ever!

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First and foremost, I like the snacks that we consume on a regular basis to be organic. Labeling a food as ‘natural’ can really mean anything, so we try to purchase as many products that are certified organic and without GMOs as possible.  YoKids® is a low fat yogurt that is all Non GMO Project Verified and certified organic. Not only is there no high fructose corn syrup, but YoKids® cups, smoothies, tubes, and squeezers all contain 25-40% less sugar than the leading kid’s yogurt! (Stonyfield pouches will be 35% lower in sugar than the leading kid’s yogurt by December of this year.) Because Stonyfield® Organic YoKids® yogurts are certified organic, that means each cup is always made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs. I feel good knowing the snack that they are eating before and after practice is nourishing and does not contain anything artificial.

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While I really want everything to be as nutritious as possible, that isn’t the first concern for our kids. The kids only care if something is tasty.  They all love several varieties of  Stonyfield® Organic YoKids® yogurts. They love that they can enjoy a sweet and creamy snack.  They don’t even miss the excess sugar and artificial stuff! We found that switching out our yogurts to Stonyfield® Organic YoKids®  was one of the easiest ways to go organic because the kids truly love the taste.

 

 

Because we are on the go, we really need something that is portable.  We love Stonyfield® Organic YoKids® cups for breakfast, in our lunch boxes, and before practice.

 

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After practice we need something that doesn’t require a spoon. Squeezers and pouches are all awesome and give the kids lots of variety with that convenience. Smoothies, squeezers, and pouches are super easy to eat in the car or to throw in a small cooler and eat on the field.  Our kids request these varieties in their lunch boxes simply because they are so quick to eat. They feel satisfied quickly and can get back to playing.

cheers to running

“Cheers to a race well run, brother!”

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For so many reasons, it is easy to understand why it is the number one organic yogurt brand on the market.  I have never had a hard time finding Stonyfield products at our main grocery store. We have found several varieties at specialty grocers as well as conventional grocery stores and big box stores.  It is easy to keep our fridge and freezer stocked with their favorite organic pre and post run snack.  This mom is thankful!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stonyfield® Organic YoKids®.

Until Next Time ~ Kate
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  1. Rust says:

    We love Stonyfield yogurt. The texture is perfect and I love the flavors, especially blueberry.

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