I have never been a buyer, or eater, of string cheese for me or my kids. If I want a strip of dairy yumminess, I’ll grab a sharp knife, cut cheese into cubes, and toss it in a zipper storage bag as we head to the park.
(I’m only kidding. I never cut up cheese in cubes to take to the park.)
So, sometimes it’s a real treat to have prepared snacks; I am responsible for feeding three boys, and I like choosing healthy snacks. Having ready-made string cheese on hand has allowed me to save time and preserve my sanity the last couple of weeks.
My standards for a good snack include something 1) relatively healthy, and 2) a snack that will not leave crumbs trailing up and down the aisle of our minivan (because it’s spotless).
Frigo Cheese Heads Light String Cheese fits the bill
A few calories, a little fat, a lot of satisfaction for my two youngest children: always hungry, and usually distractible in a long waiting room visit or the school’s car ride line by a well-timed nibble of something scrumptious.
Just the Facts, Mom
7 grams of protein
2.5 grams of fat
Not bad. Compared to your standard granola/snack/nut bar, that’s actually quite good. And it just so happens that string cheese is a perfect companion when mixed with low-mess, whole foods like:
- apple slices
- dried cranberries
- carrot sticks
Now that’s something we will pack for the park. You might want to try it, too. You can also drop a few in a purse when you’re headed out the door, and since each piece is individually wrapped air-tight and easy to open, the Frigo Cheese Heads are perfect to pull out when your kids need them. And those little suckers can stave off hunger for a Mommy, too. with just the right amount of protein to satiate an empty stomach.
‘Cause Moms get hungry to, you know. We just don’t always get to eat because we’re always feeding the kids.
In the interest of full disclosure: Saputo Cheese USA, Inc. provided me with some free string cheese so I could give it to my kids, eat it myself, and share our thoughts with the whole world. What you’ve read above is my honest opinion of Frigo String Cheese. If my kids could type, they would tell you they like it, too.
(We also tried the regular, not light, Frigo String Cheese, and liked it, too. Unlike some “light” products, there are no added ingredients).