Lately I’ve been contemplating what it means to live in the moment. As the mother of a young adult and a newly minted teenager, I see the days going by in a blur.
I find myself clinging to precious moments with them. The moments when I can get them to sit down with me for a few minutes and share with me about their day. Open up about their hopes and dreams. I have learned the best way to get them to linger a little longer is to make sure there’s a snack close at hand.
There’s something about chatting on the front porch on a warm spring evening, our feet propped up on the porch and our wicker rockers swaying in sync that slows down time.
Not wanting to waste precious minutes with the kids in the kitchen baking a treat, I love to keep sweet, but healthy, spur of the moment snacks on hand.
Our new family treat is Edy’s Outshine Fruit Bars. We each have our favorite flavor, so I like to keep several varieties in the freezer. My sweet and sassy daughter loves the Outshine Peach fruit bars, while my son tends to gravitate towards the tart Raspberry. Isn’t it funny how flavors can match our personalities? grin!
My husband loves the old fashioned goodness of Strawberry, while my new favorite is the Coconut Waters with Bananas. I am craving all things coconut these days and the Outshine Coconut Waters Fruit Bars satisfy that need in a low-calorie way. In fact, there are 24 bright flavors to choose from..so there’s a snack brighter flavor perfect for everyone!
Made with real fruit or fruit juice, they rival the bowl of fresh fruit I like to serve alongside. Rocking and snacking. Dreaming and dishing the dirt. I cherish each moment spent with my children and the glimpse they give me into their hearts.
As their lives get busier and the pull of friends and jobs and school becomes stronger I hope that knowing mom is always waiting at the door for them, with a listening ear and a treat in the freezer, will bring them back to the front porch.
Back to the rocking chair and a waiting Outshine fruit bar in their favorite flavor.
In fact, the occasion may even warrant serving them on a silver platter!
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