Moon Cheese For Summer Snacking (YUM)

This post has been sponsored by Moon Cheese in collaboration with Blog Meets Brand.

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Surely by now, you’ve heard of Moon Cheese™, right? I remember the first time I saw it at Starbucks.

I was initially curious, or more like intrigued, because I never turn down the chance to try a new cheese product. (and chocolate too) Especially when it’s a delicious yet healthful snack that is high in protein, low in carbs, all natural, gluten free, and is a great source of calcium. It’s the “Cheese that crunches” and boy, I love that crunch. There’s only 1 ingredient!

And yes, you guessed right if you think that cheese is that one ingredient.

I am an enthusiastic snacker. It’s in my nature and it’s how I operate best. During my hungriest days – a major growth spurt in high school – I had to snack every couple of hours. During my busy days now, it’s honestly about the same. Especially with work and travel, we have to rely on GOOD snacks! Now you’re probably wondering about me giving you snack tips, right?

Right. I’m a professional snacker! I have credentials! Not really, but what I am is a busy and fairly fit working mother of two, who favors better-for-you snacking. When I worked in an office job, many moons ago, the vending machine options were deplorable. I didn’t yet care because I was younger and fairly convinced of my own invincibility, but something about turning 30 or turning into a parent changed that for me. It’s all about various flavors and better options during my snack breaks.

Let’s talk more about Moon Cheese, because it’s the perfect choice for road trips, beach bags, plane snacks, car rides, and lunch boxes. Since it’s non-perishable and portable, Moon Cheese has you covered whether you’re hiking, swimming, driving, flying, boating, riding, or just taking a day for yourself at home. There are three varieties: Cheddar, Gouda, and Pepper Jack. I really like all, but Pepper Jack is my favorite. It has that little kick and with that extra crunch, it’s like when I was a kid and cheese balls were my favorite food. My childhood dreams have come to fruition because Moon Cheese is just like cheese balls, but with 100% natural, delicious cheese. It is ketogenic, low-carb diet friendly, and protein-packed.

For a bit more about nutrition, each variety of Moon Cheese has 70 calories and 4-5 grams of protein per serving, making it perfect for snacking on-the-go or topping your favorite salad. I also like to make a well-balanced, healthy snack by pairing it with fresh or dried fruit, as well as nuts. Moon Cheese is also vegetarian – made with 100% bacterial enzymes.

Moon Cheese is THE go-to snack – so convenient with no refrigeration required, and contains nothing but 100% cheese. They Crunchify™ 100% natural, delicious cheese into the tastiest snack possible that is packed with all the goodness of cheese, while being a perfect on-the-go healthy snack. High in protein, low-carb, all natural, gluten free, and a source of calcium!

Moon Cheese sells for $3.99-$4.00 a pack and is available at select Target, Whole Foods, CVS, Starbucks, Wegman’s, Weis, and REI stores. You can find it in Cheddar, Gouda and Pepper Jack flavors. And remember – no refrigeration required!

Where would you take your Moon Cheese?

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We Had the Time of Our Lives at Mystic Aquarium Through TripAdvisor

I received a complimentary TripAdvisor Attraction to facilitate this post. All thoughts and photos are my own.

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And I mean it – we had the time of our lives!

When Scarlet was one, we took her for a special day to Mystic Aquarium and then to a dear friend’s beach house in a town nearby. It was pretty much a perfect day and I had fun taking all the pictures in the world! The day gave me a special feeling because it’s such a magical place. When I was dating Cassidy, we met at Mystic for a romantic weekend. The movie Mystic Pizza was one of my favorites when I was younger. So when I sent my sister a text saying I was booking 7 tickets to Mystic Aquarium through TripAdvisor, and would she come with me, I screamed when I get her instant response to me.

“I’m in.

I hadn’t seen my sister in three months! Almost four! And her little ones are growing so fast. She has the same thing with me – a real love for all things Mystic. We decided to make a day of it. We met at the aquarium in the morning and then had lunch together at Mystic Pizza, and then explored the town a bit with our little ones. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to pull it all together. I already knew and loved TripAdvisor for its millions of traveler reviews, but I had no idea how easy it would be to book attractions, tours, and experiences. And I was specifically looking for things to do in Connecticut because that’s a good halfway meeting place for our families. When I inputted my search terms, it was actually the first hit.

Why is the experience so easy? You can find shoppable tours and attractions at the click of your mouse and also read reviews. This is the world’s largest provider of tours, activities, and attractions, with more than 56,000 bookable experiences in 2,500 destinations worldwide. And, TripAdvisor Attractions offers something for every kind of traveler. I’m talking everything from walking tours, skip-the-line access, theatre tickets, hot air balloon safaris (#2 on our list!), and even Everest base camp treks. We booked our attraction in advance on my mobile app and had the tickets within minutes.

Booking attractions in person, after arrival, can be risky. It’s better to book in advance where you can read reviews and see a “big picture” overview of what’s available where you’re going. TripAdvisor removes the friction of the unknown and provides knowledge, reviews, ease, and a wherever/whenever capability. There’s also their low price guarantee!

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Where in the world would you go for your next big adventure?