DIY Fruit & Snack Basket

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I can’t believe fall is almost here. Not only that, but Lauren just turned five months! Time is just flying by, and we’ve settled in a nice schedule for everyone at home. My focus has entirely been on shopping for school clothes for the kids and working. It’s easy to get sucked into the business of life and, while I love the hustle of it all, making time for what’s important has been a top priority of mine! I’ve been trying to show the kids that while dressing nice is important, our insides are even more important, and the only way to build that character (in my opinion) is to lead by example. Scroll down for my chic DIY fruit and snack basket.

 DIY Fruit & Snack Basket

The most obvious way for me to keep myself healthy is through my diet, but after having two babies back to back via c-section, I need a little help. I decided to create this chic DIY fruit and snack basket as a place to hold fresh fruit, a few water bottles, an easy-to-make trail mix. I also added a few essential items from Sam’s Club to give myself a good head start on digestive health. I purchased Benefiber® Fiber Supplement, Culturelle® Digestive Health Probiotic, and Nexium® 24HR Acid Reducer Capsules. Look in the Sam’s Club Instant Savings Book for $5 off each featured product, up to $15 off if you buy all three. The offer runs 8/23-9/17/17.

Why those? The Benefiber® helps support good digestive health,* and it’s perfect in smoothies. Culturelle® Digestive Health Probiotic that’s a proven support to help reduce occasional digestive upset.*  Nexium® 24HR Acid Reducer Capsules are are the #1 choice of Doctors and Pharmacists for their own frequent heartburn.** My husband husband needs these for his frequent heartburn. Did you know that just one Nexium® 24HR Acid Reducer Capsule a day gives you protection from frequent heartburn all day and all night long?*** Yeah, I didn’t know it was that powerful either!

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

**Among PCP’s and Pharmacists who use a branded OTC PPI

***Use as directed. May take 1 to 4 days for full effect.

I created this basket as a quick solution to prevent grabbing mindless snacks and drinking empty calories. Instead, I fill it with good snacks and drinks. Benefiber® makes for an easy way to add fiber to your daily routine because it is a clear, taste-free and 100% natural prebiotic fiber that dissolves completely in foods and beverages.+ Just add it to what you are already eating/drinking.  Culturelle® Digestive Health Probiotic^ vegetarian (gelatin-free) probiotic capsule is another item I keep in the basket because it helps your digestive system work better thanks to the #1 clinically studied probiotic Lactobacillus GG. It also helps with occasional diarrhea, gas and bloating* and helps your digestive system work better.*

+Not recommended for carbonated beverages.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

Below are the quick instructions to make the DIY fruit and snack basket and to assemble the trail mix, all of which can all be found at Sam’s Club.

Ready to maximize your digestive health? Hover over the photo to click through to Sam’s Club to purchase them online!

 

Basket

Grab a wide plastic basket, preferably one with handles. I found mine for only a dollar.

Spray paint with metallic spray paint

Fill with pretty fabric Make sure it’s thick so it can actually peek out of basket.

 DIY Fruit & Snack Basket

Trail Mix:

 DIY Fruit & Snack Basket

1/2 cup of almonds

1/2 cup of peanuts

1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup of raisins

 DIY Fruit & Snack Basket

Add all ingredients together, and add to a small mason jar or even zip top bags for a snack on the go.

 DIY Fruit & Snack Basket

FYI: This chic DIY Fruit and Snack Basket also makes a great homecoming gift!

 DIY Fruit & Snack Basket

Small steps like making healthier snacks readily available along with water and getting the right products to help for digestive health is a great start in becoming a healthier version of me.

Want to give these products a try? You can now save $5 off each digestive health item featured in the Sam’s Club In Club Saving book (available online, too).

^These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

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About Jasmine Espinal

Stylish Cravings is the personal lifestyle blog of Jasmine Espinal. We cover everything from style, DIY’s, shopping tips, recipes we love and daily tidbits on life with 7 kids.

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