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Kid-Friendly Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits

Back to school season officially kicked off in Georgia last week. Many kids are heading back to school this month in the southeast. So to help out my mom friends I decided to share this kid-friendly recipe for a berry peach peanut butter yogurt parfait. I love making parfaits for snacks because they are healthy and store well when placed in the refrigerator. The great thing about this recipe is that it’s perfect for the busy mom on the go looking for easy breakfast options or a portable afternoon snack to have after their kids sporting practice. 

Most adults would add granola to their yogurt parfaits. Instead of using granola I swapped it for my favorite organic cereal. Kids love cereal and this is an excellent way to get them to eat something nutritious. I’m also a big fan of eating what’s in season, so I bought what was on sale and chose to use peaches and blackberries as a fruit option. 

To take this parfait recipe to the next level, I added peanut butter to the yogurt to play on the classic childhood favorite, the PB&J. 

This is easy to make and a great project to involve your kids in. Have them help you wash the fruit and layer in the yogurt and cereal. I used love helping my mom in the kitchen as a child. All of the kids as school were also jealous of my lunches because we loved to get creative in the kitchen. A recommendation for keeping these parfaits cool while on the go, place the mason jars in the freezer for our 30 minutes before filling them with the ingredients. This will help keep the yogurt and fruit fresh during transport. 

Check out the berry peach peanut butter yogurt parfait recipe below.

Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits

Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits

Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits

Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits

Berry Peach Peanut Butter Yogurt Parfaits
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Ingredients
  1. 1 peach, diced
  2. 1/2 cup of blackberries
  3. 1 cup of Cascadian Farms Purely O's
  4. 1 tbsp honey
  5. 2 mason jars
  6. 1 1/2 cup of yogurt
  7. 2 tbsp peanut butter
Instructions
  1. In a mason jar, layer yogurt, cereal, and fruit. Drizzle top of the fruit with honey.
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Your guide to picking out the perfect picnic basket

In my last post, I shared with you tips and tricks to packing the perfect picnic basket. Today sharing with my favorite picnic basket finds from the internet. Finding the perfect picnic basket that meets your lifestyle can be a challenge because there are so many on the market. Here is a selection of my favorite finds from the internet. 

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How to pack the perfect picnic basket

How to Pack a Picnic Basket

How to Pack a Picnic Basket

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How to Pack a Picnic Basket

How to Pack a Picnic Basket

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The summer months call for us to turn off our ovens and dine outdoors. Rather it be outside at the park with friends or at the beach with family, picnics are a great way to come together and share a good meal. Over the next few days, I’m sharing how to pack the perfect picnic basket along with some of my favorite portable recipes.

Today I’m kicking off this three-part series with a guide on how to pack the perfect picnic basket. I’ll be sharing with you a checklist of all of the essentials you need to prepare for your next picnic.

1. Wine- Wine is what makes an alfresco dining experience fun! Have each person coming to your picnic bring their favorite wine to pair with their dish. This is a creative way to turn your picnic into a wine tasting. Worried about keeping your wine cold on a hot summer day? This wine cooler is perfect for keeping your bottles chilled while dining outdoors. 

2. Non-Alcoholic Beverages-Its important to stay hydrated during these hot summer months. I love bringing lemonade, sweet tea or fruit infused waters to picnics. I always try to keep in mind that everyone doesn’t always like alcohol and there may be kids around. 

3. Plates and Utensils- Try to find plastic plates and utensils to reduce waste at your picnic. I found these cute wine glasses and plastic plates that are easy to toss or clean when you get home. 

4. A Basket- Searching for the perfect basket can be a challenge because there are so many on the market. I loved this basket because it collapses and is waterproof, so if you are having a picnic at the beach its easy to carry and take home. 

5. A Blanket- Finding a waterproof picnic blanket is essential when dining outdoors. It makes spills easier to clean up because you can just shake it off, wipe it up, and put it in the wash when you get home. 

6. Fruit- Fruit is a great way to add a splash of color to your picnic. Bring a variety of colorful fruits like sliced strawberries, kiwi, peaches, and grapes in portable containers for your friends and family to enjoy. 

7. Sandwiches- Sandwiches and wraps work really well at picnics because they don’t require refrigerator for a long time. You can make a variety of meat and vegetarian options to satisfy everyone attending. 

8. Salads- I like to bring a variety of salads to my picnics. Salads are great because they can be chilled on ice or left alone for about an hour. I like to bring a pasta salad and a regular salad to give my friends and family options. You can put your salads in individual mason jars or to-go containers to personalize the experience. 

9. Desserts- Desserts are tricky when dining outdoors because bugs like sweets. But I have a huge sweet tooth and love having desserts at picnics. Finding a plate cover can prevent food poisoning and bugs from ruining your food. 

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What’s up? Where have you been?

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What’s up? Where have you been? A question I’ve been getting a lot lately from readers of the blog. Let’s just say life got extremely busy during July. So I let the blog take a back seat so I could enjoy a little summer break. I’m still in grad school and my class this summer required me to run a separate blog. If you are interested in marketing check it out here. I also started a new job that I love, working in content marketing for a global brand. I’m also training for a 5k with Women’s Health Magazine. Which I’ll share more about this week, because i need your help. 

So that’s what my life has looked like lately. But the good news is the blog is back and i’ve got some amazing content lineup to share with you this month. 

Thanks for sticking around and asking me where the heck I’ve been.  

Berry Cheesecake Tart

Berry Cheesecake Tart

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Berry Cheesecake Tart

Berry Cheesecake Tart

My friends and family and I get together during the summer at least once a month for a barbeque. I’m constantly coming up with new dishes to feed a crowd.

Its Berry Season! Berries have been popping up all over the grocery store produce department in my area on sale lately. I love having mixed berries on waffles, in my yogurt as a snack, and in desserts. 

Today I’m sharing my recipe for a berry cheesecake tart. It is fairly easy to make and is perfect for summer barbeque season. Check out the recipe below.

Berry Cheesecake Tart
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of washed blackberries
  2. 1 cup of washed blueberries
  3. 1 cup of washed raspberries
  4. 1 cup of greek yogurt
  5. 2 packs of Cream Cheese, soften (I used lactose-free)
  6. 2 cups of sugar
  7. 1 lemon, juiced
  8. 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  9. 1 store-brought pie crust.
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Once oven has pre-heated, roll out your pie crust onto your pie or tart shell neatly. Bake pie crust for 15-20 minutes until brown. Cool for 10 minutes.
  2. In your mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt,cream cheese,lemon juice, lemon zest, and sugar. Beat on a low speed until batter is combined.
  3. Add the batter to the pie crust and place in the refrigerator for an hour. After hour organize the berries row by row on top of the cheesecake. Place back in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until ready to serve.
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