The Momma Diaries

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Berry Granola Parfait After School Snack Recipe

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Lincoln only goes to preschool four afternoons each week.  However, if there's one thing I can be certain of, it's that when he comes home...he is always starving!! I guess all that learning (playing) really works up a boys appetite!

I am constantly trying to find scrumptious afternoon snacks for him.  I am always looking for different easy recipes with wholesome ingredients.  The two keywords here being EASY and wholesome. Lincoln is an EXTREMELY picky eater.  I sometimes have to get a little creative in the kitchen when making his snacks.

One of his (and mine) favorite snacks is this yummy Berry Granola Yogurt Parfait, featuring Quaker® Simply Granola.

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-- Berries of choice (we love strawberries and blueberries)
-- Quaker® Simply Granola.
-- Your yogurt of choice (we used vanilla flavor)

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-- Combine your berries and layer the bottom.
-- Next scoop some yogurt to make the next layer
-- Layer more berries
-- Add a final layer of yogurt
-- Top with Quaker® Simply Granola
-- Serve and enjoy!!

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Serving it in fancy glasses makes it taste even more yummy.  Promise.

This snack is a huge hit with our entire family!  I was able to locate all of the ingredients for the parfait at my local Walmart. While I was there, I noticed what a variety of products Quaker® carries! I think we've all heard of Quaker® Life, but there's also Quaker® Real Medleys, and Quaker® Oatmeal Squares is one of my favorite cereals!!  You can really get creative with these wholesome ingredients, to make your own little after school snack inspiration!

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What are some of your favorite wholesome after school snacks for your children?

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Our Elf on the Shelf Debuts with NESTLÉ DRUMSTICK® Ice Cream and a Giveaway!

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I'm a little bit behind this year with all things for the holiday season.  I don't know what I was thinking (or not thinking), but we planned a Disney vacation in the middle of December -- and for whatever reason, I didn't realize when we returned home, there would only be TEN days until Christmas.  Yeah. I must have been completely caught up in the whole "WE'RE GOING TO DISNEY" part, that it didn't really cross my mind that I should have started to shop and decorate before we left.

Needless to say, our poor neglected Elf on the Shelf, "L," had not made his appearance!  Lincoln wasn't really asking about him, however, because he was going to be so late this year I wanted to make his entrance BIG!!!

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Our little elf was hanging out in the freezer, just waiting to gift Lincoln with a special surprise! Who doesn't love NESTLÉ DRUMSTICKS® ?! I thought this would be the perfect yummy treat to make up for our elf's exceptional tardiness! I don't think Lincoln minded one bit -- I mean, his elf came bearing ICE CREAM!!!  A little boys dream -- and well, mine too ;)

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I was shopping at my local Walmart, browsing the ice cream aisle, and the idea just hit me!   Our elf was so very, very late...he needed to make up for it somehow!

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I have fond memories of my childhood, eating a yummy NESTLÉ DRUMSTICK®. It was always such a special treat!  I heard there are new Peppermint Cones available. I'm hoping to pick up a box of those next time -- they would be absolutely perfect for the winter season!

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Our elf didn't just bring a surprise for Lincoln, I have a special treat for all of you!  Right now you can enter to WIN part of $1600 in Nestle Gift  Baskets!! Eight winners will win a $100 gift basket, and two winners will receive a $400 grand prize gift basket! How's that for a happy holiday?! Good luck, everyone!

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Disney Planes Fire & Rescue Last Minute Gift Idea!

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Looking for last minute holiday gift ideas? Delight the little ones in your life with Disney Planes items now on Rollback at Walmart! All items listed below are on rollback through the holiday season! 
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Disney Planes Flight to the Finish Speedway ($24.97)
Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue Die-Cast Vehicles, 3-Pack ($14.97)
Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue Deluxe Talking Vehicle Assortment ($19.97)

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