This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
Bug starts T-K in a couple weeks, and between you & me, I’m thrilled. Really, we’re just counting down the days up in here, not because I don’t enjoy his company, but because I’m one of those sickos who just loves school and I’m so excited to watch Bug learn and grow. Also, I’m so done hearing “I’m bored.” SO. DONE. You have options, kid. You don’t want to color, you don’t want to do ABC Mouse, you don’t want to play with your multitude of toys in the garaffice (garage-office), and you’ve exhausted your TV time for the day. I swear, it’s like he wants more chores or something.
Anyway, I know I’ll miss him during the day and each adorable visit explaining why he shouldn’t have to put away the dishes and the rushed declarations that he needs to go potty. However, I’m very much looking forward to creating our own special after-school snack ritual to hear about his day and his new friends, the things he’s learned and the things he’s excited about. But of course, no after-school snack is complete without the snack itself, and as far as snack time is concerned, a2 Milk® is my BFF.
It’s so easy to make a quick snack with a2 Milk® – whether it’s a smoothie, a bowl of cereal, or on its own with a plate of fresh cookies, it’s always a winner – no upturned noses in the house! On top that, it packs a nutritional punch with about 6x the protein of soy-based substitutes, 8x the protein of almond milk, and 6x the potassium of rice milk. But the biggest upside? I don’t have to make a different snack for myself.
In case you’re not totally obsessed with it yet (because if it’s on your radar, I’m going to guess you already love it), a2 Milk® is real cow’s milk that is naturally free of the A1 protein. I know, you’re wondering what that even means and why it matters; it’s because a good 25% of Americans experience digestive discomfort after consuming dairy products (churning, gurgles, untrustworthy farts). However, only 5-7% of them are actually diagnosed lactose intolerance – for many, the problem is the A1 protein, not lactose.
What’s more is that a2 Milk® isn’t overly processed like milk alternatives – it comes from specially selected cows who produce milk that is naturally free of the A1 protein, and the a2 Milk® Company™ is actively expanding the a2 herd.
What are your favorite after school snacks?