Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Going On A SNACKATION #Snackation

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Going On A SNACKATION #Snackation

*Disclosure: Thank you to J.M. Smucker Company for sponsoring today's post. 


Last weekend, we loaded up the kids and their friends and took a little trip to Michigan. The beaches here in Indiana are less than desirable, but thankfully, we are no more than 45 minutes away from 5 amazing beaches right on Lake Michigan. This time, we opted to stop at Warren Dunes. Not only does it offer a lot of beach and water play, they have massive sand dunes to run up and down, as well as a stream where you can pluck up some natural clay mud to smear all over your body. It's a spa right there in nature!


Our beach outing ALWAYS include snacks, so we go on what you would call a SNACKATION. Just unloading the car is a production. We have to drag 2 kayaks, a stand up paddle board, chairs and the rest of our beach gear down to the water. By the time we are set up, we need to refuel!

Smuckers

Bringing along easy to serve and single serve products are a must at the beach. Sand gets everywhere, and the last thing you want is a whole bag of your favorite foods ruined if sand gets in it. So, our first stop is always Walmart to pick up Smucker's products for our SNACKATION. Allison is a big fan of the Jif To Go Cups and the Smucker's Uncrustables. I like the Smucker's Squeeze fruit spread because it's easy to distribute onto crackers without worrying about sand getting into the jar.

Smuckers Fruit Spread

Both girls are really into the stand up paddle board lately, and it's a real upper body workout! Allison will take a Smuckers Fruit-Fulls out on the water with her, then stop for a little snack break between sessions.

Smuckers

Jason and I like the kayaks best. We row out on the water until we can't hear the sounds of the beach anymore, and have a SNACKATION all of our own.


Even though summer is winding down, we still plan on taking as many summer snackations as possible before the cooler temps set in. I'm not ready to give up on summer just yet, and I plan to include Walmart and Smucker's in the rest of my SNACKATION destinations this season!

Where is your ideal SNACKATION destination?


31 comments:

  1. A snackation... I REALLY should have thought of that one :P

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  2. oooh, that squeeze bottle has such a handy dandy opening on top so very convenient that you don't even have to spread it with a knife :)

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    1. I know! I love the convenience of the bottle!

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  3. look who's having fuuuuun :)...love Smuckers is yuuum, Obi loves it too much I have to hide it some times :)

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  4. Have to keep energy levels up as mud and play rule each beach day, snackation is a good thing to call it.

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  5. Oh yum these look delicious and what some a place to spend some time, wonderful looking beaches. x

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  6. I'd take my snacks to the park for a picnic. I love your photos!

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  7. Oh how fun! We used to go to Warren Dunes all the time when we lived in Michigan. There are a ton of great beaches along the western coast.

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  8. Smuckers makes the best jellies and jams. It used to be the only kind the kids would eat from the store.

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  9. A snackation sounds like a great idea. My snackation would be the beach. I love Smuckers jelly.

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  10. A snackation sounds like a great idea. My snackation would be the beach. I love Smuckers jelly.

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  11. Oh Smucker's. Love their jelly. I would love to go anywhere for a little snackation sounds like fun! - Jeanine

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  12. My ideal snackation would be at the beach as well. Gotta love Smuckers :P

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  13. This makes peanut butter and jelly SO easy! Thanks for the heads up on these products!

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  14. Wow..this sounds like me. Iam so hungry now Theresa!!!
    Whats up and how are you???

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  15. Love those squeeze bottles! Less mess means less contamination. It is always fun to go on vacations or snackations with these easy to prepare, filling snacks.

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  16. We love Smuckers, but we haven't tried fruit spread, yet. I love that it's in a squeezable bottle.

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  17. Those are all great choices! I buy many of them for my children for lunch and for snacks!

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  18. When going to the beach, snacks are a must! Smucker's is a personal favorite of mine.

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  19. We love to go to the beach. It is fun to set up a picnic on the beach and enjoy the view.

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  20. Yum! The crackers look like they really hit the spot! Would love to have these snack tag a longs on hiking trips!

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  21. Aw pooh. We always come so close to being in the same areas at the same time. Maybe we'll meet in Florida. That'd be a hoot. :) Glad you had a good time, and hurrah for good snacks. :)

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    1. I am so bummed we never got to meet up while you lived closer. I am trying to convince Jason that we should take Mariah back to Florida for a graduation present. Maybe in 2 years we can make it happen. It would be a hoot! :)

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  22. We love Smucker's foods in our homes. My boys especially love their Uncrustables because they make them on their own.

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  23. Park picnics and hiking trips up hills.. even a trip to the zoo would make nice snackation destinations! :P Let's face it.. we need snacks for any family outing since we always have so much fun talking and running about. These things need energy! :P

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  24. This is absolutely a fun packed idea to turn a vacation in to snackation. The pictures are beautiful enough to explain how much fun it was all around. I would love one such snacaktion with my kids sooner.

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  25. Love beach vacations, but also a big fan of cabins on the lake or in the woods.

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  26. We live right near the beach, so we are there all summer long. It's all about the snacks for us :)

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  27. As snacks and well as amazing pictures. This reminds me I have to do go get some of the snacks for my girls.

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  28. Great pictures and the snacks looked really yummy! It's always about the snacks right?

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  29. I can tell you... I don't want to see summer end. Already the nights are starting to get cooler.

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