It is that time of the year again!! Soccer time!! Being a soccer mom is something I always thought I would be good at and I love it! This season our family is more than just a soccer mom family we are also a soccer coach family! Jeremy is Jude's coach and this means I have to be a Sideline Hero times two this season!
Soccer has been the sport my side of the family always participated in so I am so happy that Jude enjoys it and this season so far he has made some great improvements. Go Jude Go! Being a soccer mom is full of responsibilities, especially at this young age. The team Jude is on is mostly instructional which is perfect for his age and this means we need a lot of Sideline Heroes sitting with us on those sidelines. One of my favorite ways to be a Sideline Hero is to provide snacks for the kids after a hard practice and game. I was getting bored with the traditional oranges and POWERADE® so I got a little creative!
Fresh Fruit Cones
To make these delicious treats you will need the following items:
- Waffle Cones
- Assortment of fresh fruit, cleaned
- Quart Size Zip Lock Baggies
Simple items but this snack packs a punch! It is a snack that the kids will love because it is an ice cream cone BUT it is full of delicious fruit that will refuel those soccer stars. Oh and while you will look like a overachiever on snack day, you are the Sideline Hero in the kitchen too because this snack is so easy to prepare! No stress!
Wash and prepare the fruit you will be filling the cones with, make sure the fruit is completely dry when filling the cones. I used Grapes, Blueberries, Strawberries and Raspberries in our cones. Other fruit that would be idea - pineapple, blackberries, apple slices and orange slices.
Fill the cones with an assortment of the fruit. Once filled, simply put the cone into a quart sized zip lock baggy. Single serve snack is ready!
I pair the Fresh Fruit Cones with a soccer star favorite - POWERADE®! POWERADE® helps keep the soccer stars refreshed and hydrated before, during and after games and practices. Snack Day complete! Boom!! Sideline Hero for the win!!
I love soccer days because of how adorable Jude is in his gear. Honestly, his favorite part of soccer right now is talking to his teammates and for now that is great. We laugh at the herds of 4 and 5 year olds running towards the ball not knowing the rules but it is okay! They are learning and as Sideline Heroes we soccer moms know exactly how to support and show respect to every kiddo out there on the field. This age is so much fun!
This is Jude's first time with a coach he can call Daddy too. It has been a fun experience for Jude and Jeremy. We were worried about Jude not listening to his Dad but he is doing great. Jeremy is too! Every Saturday morning we get those boys dressed and ready for game day. Coach and Soccer Star! READY!!
Even on days that I am not scheduled to provide snacks for the team I come prepared for Jude, Jeremy and myself for a little Sideline Hero actions! Refresh, Refuel and Hydrate! Yes, even for me the soccer mom! It is hard work! Ha!
Seeing that happy smile makes my heart happy knowing that Jude is loving being active and having fun on the soccer field. My hope is that we will be a soccer family for years to come. I can guarantee that this fun Fresh Fruit Cone and POWERADE® snack will be on our snack list for years to come too. It was a hit!
Look for a coupon on the 12-pack 12 oz POWERADE® packages and you can get $1 off Walmart fresh produce when you buy two 12-pack 12 oz POWERADE®. Hurry this deal is only available while supplies lasts! Now that is convenient! Refreshing drink and fresh fruit - perfect way to get a medal for being a Sideline Hero! Pick up all of these items for this whole Sideline Hero Snack Day at Walmart.
No matter who you are, we all started from the same place – just a kid from somewhere. POWERADE® believes that we all have the ability to power through and reach our athletic potential. POWERADE® is teaming up with the Boys and Girls Club, providing the belief, emotional and physical support, and hydration young athletes need to perform.
Now that I have shared how I rock the roll of Sideline Hero, I want to hear yours! What is your favorite snack to bring on snack day?