I try not to grab fast food while on-the-go and I also watch my kids’ sugar intake. It can be hard when preparing lunches and grabbing quick snacks for after school, for sport practice, and while we are on-the-go. Summer is around the corner, with increased road trips. It’s time to come up with a plan to avoid stopping for snacks while on-the-go.
I just tried the Smucker’s Reduced Sugar Uncrustables for the first time for this review post. So many products today are marketed to kids. Many of these products are full of sugar. I like that Smucker’s gives parents options of Reduced Sugar products. I also received some great items that we’ll be offering as a giveaway below as well including an insulated tote and gas gift card for all the running around we do as moms!
I took the challenge of packing a reduced sugar lunch for my kids with Smucker’s Reduced Sugar Uncrustables and they loved it. Just because you want to pack your kids a fun lunch or snack doesn’t mean you have to “reduce” your standards for a healthier, lower-sugar lunch. This applies for the rest of the school year and the upcoming Summer months!
For one of my kids’ lunches this week, I packed a Reduced Sugar Uncrustables on Whole Wheat bread, fresh cut strawberries, blackberries, apples, and blueberries, 100% fruit GoGo Squeeze apple sauce, broccoli, and Pirate’s Booty popcorn. They had no idea that it was a reduced sugar lunch or that the Uncrustables was reduced sugar, they didn’t miss it at all.
I tried one as well because I love soft, delicious Uncrustables as much as my kids and I couldn’t tell the difference. If you can’t tell it is reduced sugar, why wouldn’t you buy it?! Reduced Sugar Uncrustables are available in both grape and strawberry flavors. Each sandwich contains only 6 g of sugar compared to 9 g, that’s 1/3 less sugar!
This Summer, we’ll be on-the-go a lot. We’ll be going to the pool, to play dates, and traveling for day trips and vacation. While on-the-go, it is hard to eat healthy for meals and snacks unless you are prepared. Kids always want a snack on-the-go, it never fails!
I plan to keep the new Smucker’s Reduced Sugar Uncrustables on hand for quick snacks on-the-go. I will especially pack them for snacks while at the pool. If I don’t, my kids will ask for the junk food at the snack counter. This is just one simple way that I can “reduce” sugar intake this summer while we are on-the-go. I also like to pack plenty of fresh fruit in our chilled lunch bag, it is a refreshing snack on hot days. Blogger Beth even freezes grapes for a cool Summer treat – my kids love them, I just need to remember to do that! Maybe it would help fulfill my kids’ sweet tooth and need for something cold, so they don’t request ice cream every time we are out too. I also pack plenty of cold water whenever we go out , even if it is just for a short trip. By being a little prepared, we can avoid unhealthy choices while on-the-go.
Buy Smucker’s Reduced Sugar Uncrustables
Find out where you can buy the new Smucker’s Reduced Sugar Uncrustables by entering your zip code here. Locally in the Akron, Ohio area, you can buy Smucker’s Reduced Sugar Uncrustables at Giant Eagle, Walmart, and Target.
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Win Smucker’s Reduced Sugar Uncrustables $150 Prize Pack
To help your Summer start off right for all the car trips ahead, Smucker’s is giving you the chance to win $100 gas card as well as Uncrustables, sandwich keeper, and cooler tote.
You have the chance to win a $150 Smucker’s Uncrustables Prize Pack that includes:
- Uncrustables Reduced Sugar product coupons
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- Cooler Tote Bag (pictured above)
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