The kids are back in school and let me tell you, snack time is hard! I am always looking for fun, yummy, healthy snacks for the boys that they actually want to eat. I asked the boys what snack they would create if they could and the 6 year-old came up with peanut butter and jelly pizza! It is very easy to make and yummy for kids and adults. It would make a great breakfast before school, too, because it is loaded with protein!
Wow! It feels good to just sit down and breathe after that whirlwind that was the holiday season. Thank goodness the weather here was perfect for being outdoors…we all really benefited from it! I was sad to see the boys go back to school, really, but it is nice to also be able to think..and to spend some one on one time with the 3 year old.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake – No Bake, Easy to Make Dessert
Chocolate and peanut butter are what dreams are made of. I know Nutella is all the rage, but *gasp*…I do not like Nutella. At all. It has a weird after taste and it's just not good to me. A chocolate peanut butter spread though…..wow. Perfection. There are many of these wonderful blends around, some fluffy, some more thick, but they're all divine, I tell you! I used this divine mixture in my latest recipe….Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake.
This snackation post was brought to you by the J.M. Smucker Corporation. All opinions are mine.
Both the Captain and D started public school for the first time today, and as a way to unwind, I am planning something to help us all relax and enjoy each other's company. It was quite a stressful time starting back to school, so this time is much needed for all of us.
I went to Walmart to pick up some supplies for our Staycation and what better aisle to shop in than the peanut butter and jelly aisle? But I was really shocked with how many OPTIONS there are! I was totally unaware of the Jif Whips until I saw them on the store shelf. I chose the chocolate peanut butter option and we are going to dip fresh strawberries and apples in it.
Do you have those awesome memories from your childhood that involve food? I have a few, but this one snack is definitely my favorite. Yes, even better than eating fresh Pizza Inn pizza in the car on the way home from a long shopping trip! My mom would make this peanut butter banana with crushed graham crackers on top and it was delectable…a real treat. You can also put raisins or Cheerios on top, but that just isn't as good!
- one banana
- one TBSP peanut butter
- one half of a graham cracker, per banana, crushed
The simplest way for me to crush the graham cracker is to put it in a baggie and roll a glass over it until it is finely crushed. Spread the peanut butter over the (peeled) banana and then sprinkle the crushed graham cracker all over it…and eat! YUM! It's a simple, quick, no cook, nutritious treat for your kids…or you!
So the next time your kids are hungry and asking for a snack, make them feel special like my mom always did and serve up this special treat for them! It's the perfect combination of fruit, protein, and utter goodness. Slice it up afterwards for a finger food for independent toddlers or let your preschooler conquer it alone with a fork. Whatever works. 🙂
Do you have a favorite childhood snack or an easy to prepare snack that your kids love?