5 Ways to Support Your Family’s Immune Health This Spring, and Beyond

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We were a little surprised to have such sick kids well into April. The thing is, though, it's important to support your family's immune health all year long! Here are our favorite ways to support your family's immune health this spring, and beyond! #ad

The thing is, the sick finally did get us. Even though we thought we were “safe.”

Unfortunately, viruses don’t follow the calendar and stop coming around on March 20th! In early April, my kids were hit HARD with a fever/cold virus. Des always gets viruses a bit worse than Scarlet. She had a one day lead on him, but she was back to school by the Friday before spring break. Luckily. Des needed an extra day in bed and on the couch, with popsicles, water, and lots of cuddling. I’ve felt protected for years now, since I take E.N.T. Probiotics, and this virus incident made me decide to support my kids’ immune systems and overall health with Lifestix E.N.T. Care. We love it for many reasons.

Now that it’s spring, we have new obstacles. Our beautiful garden is starting to bloom, and pollen is flying everywhere! Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, and sadly, we are no exception. Lifestix E.N.T. Care is a new immune probiotic that is specific to the oral cavity – helping to support ear, nose and threat health. This makes me think of ways we can support our family’s immune health right now, and into the year. Now that I have two kids in school, and also outside around allergens, it’s more important than ever. Here are 5 ways to support your family’s health this spring, and beyond.

1 – E.N.T. Care, of course. After all, it takes care of your oral microbiome for better immunity. E.N.T. Care populates your oral cavity with good bacteria, and helps your body fight bad bugs and triggers that get you down and out. It has a delicious strawberry flavor – and trust me, I tried it myself! I had to get my kids excited to take their probiotic every day.

We were a little surprised to have such sick kids well into April. The thing is, though, it's important to support your family's immune health all year long! Here are our favorite ways to support your family's immune health this spring, and beyond! #ad

This is a probiotic different from any you’ve heard of, I bet! While many probiotics are gut probiotics, this is an oral microbiome, related to ear, nose and throat. It’s the first immune defense. Since your mouth is your body’s entry point for nutrition, and for both good and bad bacteria, E.N.T. Care helps balance the beneficial bacteria in the mouth. This also supports immune response by populating the ears, nose and throat with good bacteria.*

2 – Give a boost with those fruits and vegetables! This is totally the time of year. I don’t know about your kids, but mine are much more likely to eat the fruits and vegetables that come from our own garden and/or the local farmers market. Try to have everyone eat 4-5 servings a day, with the knowledge that serving sizes vary by age.

3 – Give your family a sleep boost. It’s the oldest trick in the book (along with drinking water), and yet many of us don’t heed the warnings. Sleep deprivation can make you more susceptible to illness, several studies say.

4 – Exercise as a family. Make it a regular habit. We got into the habit of bike riding together in the school parking lot, since it’s a local flat space to start out. Scarlet regularly runs 5K’s so she likes to drag inspire us to join!

5 – Prevent the spreading of germs. Immune systems go through a lot, and the more stress you can prevent, the better. Have your kids wash their hands with soap before and after meals, after being outside, after playing with pets and other animals, after blowing their noses, after using the bathroom, and after returning home from school – or other crowded places.

We were a little surprised to have such sick kids well into April. The thing is, though, it's important to support your family's immune health all year long! Here are our favorite ways to support your family's immune health this spring, and beyond! #ad

How do you help support your family’s immune health?

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

Berry and Cream Stuffed Crescent Roll Snacks

This post is sponsored by Welch’s® Fruit Rolls. I am being compensated for this post. All comments and opinions are my own.

These Berry and Cream Stuffed Crescent Roll Snacks are SO good! The not secret anymore ingredient is Welch’s® Fruit Rolls - they bake into the perfect consistency of tart and sweet and doughy! #sponsored #WelchsFruitRolls #UnrollTheFun

I don’t even know how to tell you just how GOOD these are!

I’m going to need you to try them yourself. In my endless quest for fun after-school snacks and/or desserts, I constantly think about what flavors go well together. I’m really into the cheesecake flavor, but since I’m not a huge cream cheese fan, I try to see what I can do with Farmer’s Cheese or Ricotta. That’s one of the reasons these crescent roll snacks are SO GOOD! Now I have two kids, so of course I buy Welch’s Fruit Rolls. They’re awesome! We get ours at Walmart and Stop & Shop, but you can also get them at a number of locations near you, like Kroger, Publix, Ahold, ShopRite, Albertsons, Safeway, Price Chopper, Delhaize, Foodtown, HyVee, Giant Eagle, Tops, and Stater Bros.

The thing is, we have a BIG vacation week coming up. When I think of spring break, I always smile, because there are such feelings of joy and freedom associated with it. Since we often stay home for spring break, we make a special plan for each day of that week. On one day, we always go to a farm in the Berkshires and have a picnic. We always bake something together. And if we’re lucky, we visit family or maybe see a nice beach. There are always opportunities for adventure, and there are always reasons to buy our go-to snack of choice – Welch’s Fruit Rolls. What can I say? Fruit is the first ingredient!

And you can taste it! Also, it bakes exceptionally well.

Why should you make my Berry and Cream Stuffed Crescent Roll Snacks? They’re so delicious. The cheese is just enough sweet/salty but SUBTLE to make the Welch’s Fruit Rolls taste stand out. Also, the Welch’s Fruit Rolls bake wonderfully. Not only do they get soft and tart, but that softness lasts – even if you leave the snacks out for a bit. We learned that the hard way, but I’m really glad we did. Welch’s Fruit Rolls are our go-to choice for spring break vacation. Not only do they have 100% of the daily value of Vitamin C, they have 25% of the daily value of Vitamins A & E! As I said above, fruit is the first ingredient. It’s a delicious taste the whole family loves, and that heartily includes Cassidy and me. We know what to buy.

What’s really fun is the form! When you unroll the Welch’s Fruit Rolls, you unroll the fun. You can’t not smile when eating food by the roll! They’re bright and colorful, and full of flavor. As a mama of two, I love options that are good for two lunch boxes, two school parties, two after school snacks, and spring break for two! Honestly, I am SO excited for fun in the sun.

We have certainly earned it.

Berry and Cream Stuffed Crescent Roll Snacks

Berry and Cream Stuffed Crescent Roll Snacks

Ingredients

  1. 1 can crescent rolls
  2. 4 rolls of Welch’s® Fruit Rolls
  3. 3 oz. Ricotta cheese (or spreadable cheese of choice)
  4. 2/3 cup confectioners sugar
  5. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 2 Tbsp milk

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350
  • 2. Spray large baking sheet with spray, and unroll crescents onto sheet
  • 3. Separate them into triangles
  • 4. Spread each triangle with Ricotta cheese until it's coated
  • 5. Cut the Welch’s® Fruit Rolls in half and place one on each triangle
  • 6. Roll them up into the crescent shape
  • 7. Bake for 13 minutes, or until they're golden
  • 8. Mix confectioners sugar, vanilla and milk in a bowl until it achieves glaze consistency
  • 9. Drizzle on top of the snacks
  • 10. Enjoy!
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So if you’re looking to bring a smile to your child’s face, make sure you check the list of available retailers to find Welch’s Fruit Rolls. And for more information on these delicious snacks, you can check them out here.

My love of Welch’s started long ago, before I had kids. Now that I have two grade school kids – for the first time EVER – I get especially connected to brands that make our loves better and brighter. I almost cried when I first bit into one of my crescent rolls. They really are that good! That deep flavor is so fruity and yummy and filled with dough. I’m so excited to share it!

Here’s a coupon so that you can enjoy the deliciousness too! Coupon HERE.

What kind of cheese would you use for your Berry and Cream Stuffed Crescent Roll Snacks?