Last month I did something I thought I would never do again. I joined the gym. I have previously held two gym memberships. I was all gung ho at the beginning but then I just stopped going and wasted a bunch of money.

This time? Well, this time will be different. I hope.

I have been logging my time at the gym and pushing myself to go. It doesn’t help that I have mini-trainer that asks me every morning if we are going. And if we aren’t, I’m met with a “Well, why not?” in a tone that not so subtlety says “You better have a good excuse.”

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Now that I am getting into a good routine with going to the gym, it’s time to focus on my eating. I’ve fallen into a really bad habit. Our days are pretty crazy between both boys being in school and after school activities. Someone also needs to be dropped off or picked up and, oh, don’t forget, we need to go to the gym at some point as well.

During all of that running around, eating kinda takes a back seat. I chug down one too many cups of coffee and before I know it, lunch time has come and gone and I’m hungry. I push off eating until dinner time and then it’s “must eat all the things.”

It has to stop.

Since I’m finding that I don’t have a lot of time to eat breakfast or lunch, I’m breaking them into mini-meals or snacks. It’s working. I’m feeling full and I’m not eating the entire contents of the refrigerator every night.

One of the latest snacks, I have been munching on is fruit and cheese. It’s simple. It’s easy to have on hand. And, look at that, the kids want to eat it too!

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To help encourage their healthy eating habits, I thought I would turn this new favorite snack of ours into something fun.

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Yup. Kabobs. Who doesn’t love a kabob? The kids love saying it and they are so simple to make.

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Alpine Lace® Deli Cheese & Fruit Kabobs

You will need:

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Slice up your apples and clean off your grapes. Roll your Alpine Lace® Reduced Fat Swiss Cheese. Alternately thread cheese and fruit onto wooden skewers. I told you it was easy!

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Alpine Lace® Deli Cheese helps fuel your busy day, providing you the energy and deliciousness to prepare you for your next adventure.  Most varieties of Alpine Lace® Deli Cheese are reduced fat, perfect for snacking on the go or adding delicious flavor to your favorite sandwich. Its great taste comes from high-quality ingredients, and it provides a good source of protein and calcium!

Disclosure: Thanks to Alpine Lace® for sponsoring today’s discussion. All opinions are my own.

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