Let’s just lay things all out on the table right now m’kay?
My son is a terrible loser and throws the biggest fit ever if he is losing or even close to losing. Last Sunday during the fourth quarter of the Packers/Seahawks game, I tried to use it as a learning tool for Jack. He loves the Seahawks, so I said “you know how you think the Seahawks are amazing and won the Super Bowl last year? Well, today they didn’t really try their best and they made a lot of bad plays, and they’re going to lose this game. It doesn’t make them losers; it just means that even they can’t win all the time. And I bet they’re going to be sad and disappointed, but when they get home tonight they’re not going to pitch a big fit (well Richard Sherman probably would)”. Jack nodded, fully prepared for his beloved Hawks to lose, and I was psyched for a great timely lesson.
And then two minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Hawks totally went and screwed what would be one of my greatest parenting moments in Jack’s almost six years on earth. Thanks a lot Seahawks! 🙂
With the Hawks going to the Super Bowl on February 1st, we’ll be having our normal family dinner at my parent’s house during the game. We usually each bring a few appetizers and call it dinner while we watch the
commercials game. Each year I try to be balanced and bring something really healthy to counteract the crazy amount of buffalo chicken dip I’m going to shove in my pie hole. Sidenote: I’ll need to post my healthier version of buffalo chicken dip next week.
This year, I’m teaming up with Chobani for their #MadeWithChobani project, and presenting a healthy fruit dip that has two components, and takes about 2.5 seconds to make. I know we’re busy these days, but I’m fairly certain you have a spare 2.5 seconds.
I usually make my own Greek yogurt because I prefer unflavored yogurt for breakfast and the versatility in cooking (I really wish Chobani had a plain option), but Jack adores “yogurt with a picture on it” and pretty much explodes with happiness whenever I grab a Chobani off of the shelf as a special treat. And given that my son is about 75% fruit, he loves when I make something that combines both yogurt and fruit for a speedy, healthy, and delicious snack.
Healthy Fruit Dip
1 small tub of Chobani Vanilla Yogurt
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1) Mix the cinnamon in to the yogurt.
2) Put it in a bowl. Cut some fruit.
Think you can manage that? I’m pretty sure you can manage that.
I put the leftovers in Jack’s lunchbox (the little circle in the middle has been screaming all school year for some dip), along with some apples (the seal on the lunchbox means cut fruit doesn’t brown), and Jack said his lunch was “awesome” the next day.
I had fun partnering with #MadeWithChobani. For full disclosure, I did not receive any compensation for this post, and even purchased my own yogurt (on sale of course). All opinions are entirely my own. Well, Jack did say his lunch was awesome, and that is an opinion you can trust! 🙂