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Full of juicy berries, this Triple Berry Smoothie is the perfect nutritious breakfast to start you and your kids' day! It's fruity, creamy, and packed with nutrition.

Triple Berry Smoothie

Full of juicy berries, this Triple Berry Smoothie is the perfect nutritious breakfast to start you and your kids’ day! It’s fruity, creamy, and packed with nutrition.

Full of juicy berries, this Triple Berry Smoothie is the perfect nutritious breakfast to start you and your kids' day! It's fruity, creamy, and packed with nutrition.

One of my favorite things about summer is all the fresh berries available. Especially here in Louisiana, where locally grown strawberries are ruby red and juicier than any fruit you’ll ever try. It makes me even more thankful to live in a place with such tasty food!

Since summer is basically just a time for me to figure out how to eat the most amount of berries I possibly can, I have to get creative with recipes. My favorite? Smoothies! I love freezing fresh berries and throwing them in the blender for creamy, refreshing smoothies.

This Triple Berry Smoothie is one of our favorites right now! Berries are a great source of antioxidants, so we have three types of berries in here for the nutrition punch. And the tastiness. :) Greek yogurt adds protein and creaminess, and you can even add a handful of spinach for extra nutrients.

You and your kids will love this refreshing Triple Berry Smoothie for breakfast or a snack on warm summer days!

Triple Berry Smoothie

Full of juicy berries, this Triple Berry Smoothie is the perfect nutritious breakfast to start you and your kids' day! It's fruity, creamy, and packed with nutrition.
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 cup milk or water
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, frozen
  • 1/4 cup strawberries, frozen
  • 1/4 cup raspberries, frozen
  • Handful of spinach (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth, adding more liquid if necessary.

 

2 Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

Who doesn’t love a classic chocolate chip cookie? As a chocolate fanatic, I love to make chocolate chip cookies with my kids as a special treat. But one day, I wanted to create something a little different – these Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies were born!

My kids love when I sneak one of these cookies into their lunch boxes on special occasions. Since you’re using white chocolate chips, they won’t stain their clothes! Now that’s a win for me.

The natural sweetness of the strawberries really makes this cookie unique, and you get a little dose of nutrition! So, that means I can have five, right? ;) Strawberry and chocolate is a match made in heaven if you ask me. You’ll love this combo!

These white chocolate chip cookies are perfect for weekend baking with the kids. Get them to mix the ingredients in the bowl and form the cookie dough balls! I love when my kids help me out in the kitchen because it’s our special time together. Plus, we all get cookies after so everyone is happy!

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

I hope you love these Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies as much as we do. If you make them, snap a picture and post it on Instagram with #MOMables. We could repost your pic! Happy baking!

Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

Put a twist on a classic cookie by using white chocolate! These Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies are a kid favorite & a great treat for lunch boxes.

  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 dozen cookies
  • Category: Treats

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and strawberries. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

 

 

236 This berry and yogurt parfait is a delicious, refreshing snack perfect for summer!

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait: Red, White, and Blue

Looking for a way to serve your kids all the delicious, juicy berries popping up this summer? This Fruit and Yogurt Parfait makes an easy, colorful snack perfect for busy summer days.
This berry and yogurt parfait is a delicious, refreshing snack perfect for summer!

Did you know berries are considered some of the world’s most powerful superfoods? They are rich in antioxidants, vitamins C and E, and phytochemicals, so you can feel good about serving them to your family—and your kids will love them!

Cut the prep time for this recipe even shorter by making multiple parfaits at once and storing them in your fridge for grab-and-go moments. I like to keep them on a low shelf so my kids can easily grab them when it’s snack time.

Let your kids get involved with prepping these parfaits! Older children can chop the strawberries, and younger ones can help assemble the ingredients in the jars.

Making these parfaits is so simple! Check out this video to see how I do it:

I love partnering with Sabra to bring you this recipe that encourages families to eat more good-for-you fruits. It’s a refreshing snack for the whole year, but the patriotic colors of this parfait make it great for the 4th of July!

To make it easier for you to plan your Four Course 4th celebration, Sabra has collected some delicious recipes for appetizers, salads, main dishes, and desserts for a menu that will impress all of your party guests.

Sabra is giving away a $100 Visa gift card and a box of Sabra products to one lucky reader! You know by now that I live off of Sabra hummus, so I’m very happy I get to share their delicious products with you!

To enter, check out Sabra’s Four Course 4th recipes and comment below with the one you just have to cook. You have one week to enter, and the winner will be announced July 2. -GIVEAWAY CLOSED-

I hope you make this berry parfait from The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet and enjoy it as much as my family does.

11 homemade dairy free yogurt drinks - made with real fruit and no artificial anything!

Homemade Dairy Free Yogurt Drinks

This homemade recipe for dairy free yogurt drinks is one you'll use often! No artificial anything 100% kid approved!

Do your kids keep asking for those yogurt drinks at the store but find yourself saying “no” because dairy isn’t something they can have? I’ve got you covered with these Dairy Free Homemade Yogurt Drinks!

homemade dairy free yogurt drinks - made with real fruit and no artificial anything!

I share the original recipe in this post, where you can use regular milk products. The original recipe is from The Best Homemade Kids’ Snacks on the Planet. A cookbook with more than 200 snack ideas you and your kids will love.

One of the reasons I love making my own yogurt drinks is because I can use real fruit in them and many brands at the store are fruit flavored. Sometimes I use the overly ripe strawberries and bananas from my freezer, while other times I throw in whatever is in my fridge or counter. Regardless, there are just a few simple ingredients and the natural sweetener is optional.

Check out how easy these yogurt drinks are to make:

Another reason to make your own, of course, is the cost. In the past, I have purchased some of the ones from the store but they are gone before they get placed inside my fridge! This recipe is inexpensive and, if dairy-free is a lifestyle, you probably already have all the ingredients you need!

If you have a little one who can’t have dairy this is one delicious way to give them a little treat!

Dairy Free Homemade Yogurt Drinks

homemade dairy free yogurt drinks - made with real fruit and no artificial anything!
  • Author: MOMables.com
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) canned coconut milk, chilled
  • 2 cups (475 ml) unsweetened vanilla almond milk*
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) maple syrup or honey (optional)
  • 1 cup (145 g) chopped fruit

Instructions

  1. Prior to opening the coconut milk can, shake well. Open the can, blend in a blender if there is separation and pour back into the can or a glass. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. You need the coconut milk to thicken. Tip: use frozen fruit if you want to skip refrigeration of coconut milk.
  2. When ready to make the drinks, place all ingredients in a blender and blend on medium-low until everything is smooth and evenly combined.
  3. Pour yogurt drinks in 4-ounce (120 ml) drink containers and refrigerate for 1 hour prior to serving.

Notes

You can use any dairy milk alternative. I typically use unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Sweetened milks will add additional sugar to the recipe.
The maple syrup or honey is completely optional and the need to use it will depend on taste, almond milk used, and what type of fruit you select for the recipe. Some fruits are naturally sweeter. You can skip refrigeration by using frozen fruit.

 

Fresh Fruit and Pancake Breakfast Bar

Take the classic pancakes for a spin with this Fresh Fruit and Pancake Breakfast Bar! Interactive, fun, and it also makes a great lunch!

Looking to add a little fun to your usual breakfast routine?  You have to give this Fresh Fruit and Pancake Breakfast Bar!

Take plain pancakes for a spin with this easy and fun pancake breakfast bar idea!

Kids love pancakes, and of course parents love them as an easy way to get kids excited about the first meal of the day.  Why not take it up a notch and add some fun?  A build-your-own Fresh Fruit and Pancake Breakfast Bar is sure to do just that.  Using your favorite pancake recipe, add a smear of  whipped cream cheese and top with your choice of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. This build-your-own is an easy way to add a serving of fruit and get your kids involved making their own breakfast. It’s a win for everyone.

To assemble, make your favorite pancake recipe.  Double the recipe and stash the extra in your freezer for easy mornings.  Fill bowls with blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries.  A container of whipped cream cheese and you’re ready to go.

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Build Your Own: Pancake Breakfast Bar

  • Author: MOMables.com

Ingredients

  • Your favorite pancake recipe
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • 8 ounce container of Whipped Cream Cheese

Instructions

  1. Make your favorite pancake recipe
  2. Assemble bowls of berries on a table with plates and pancakes
  3. Smear a thin layer of cream cheese on individual pancake and allow child to top with their choice of berries.
  4. Store any remaining pancakes in the freezer for easy mornings.

 

 

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