Today’s post is sponsored by Barlean’s, Hamilton Beach, and Rhodes Bread as well as Crispy Green, The Spice House, and PackIt. However, all opinions are my own. #ad #Back2School
Just one more week and I have to go back to school. While I’m looking forward to seeing my kids I’m not looking forward to rushing around in the morning to get out the door on time. I have no problem waking up early it’s simply the getting ready part that I need to work on.
Since it’s almost time to go back to school I’ve been working on a few after school snacks. I know that sounds silly since I’m a teacher not a kid but man am I hungry when I get home from school! Of course when working on these recipes I’ve been keeping in mind what kids would like to eat too and I think I’ve come up with a good one, especially since the days are still really hot.
I made Strawberry Yogurt Pops with Granola. The cool thing about this recipe is that not only is it good for an after school snack but it would be fine to enjoy as an on the go breakfast as well. It’s filled with Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries, and granola which are all perfectly acceptable breakfast foods. I used a sugar free flavored gelatin for calorie purposes but if you are giving it to a child you may want to go with the regular flavored gelatin.
In order to make this recipe I used my Proctor Silex Personal Blender from Hamilton Beach. While you don’t have to use a blender to make this recipe, it makes it so much easier and faster to do so! I find when mixing Greek yogurt into liquids it takes forever for me to get it mixed and all the lumps out but using the personal blender it took just seconds. Plus, how gorgeous is the teal color of this blender? I’m seriously thinking about taking it to work with me so I can make smoothies for lunch!
These yogurt pops are really good. They are creamy with a strong strawberry flavor and studded with lots of fresh strawberries. The granola at the bottom adds a nice crunch and a little flavor. The fun part is you can substitute any flavor of gelatin and any berries into this recipe to make it the way you or your child would like it.
- 1 package strawberry gelatin (I used sugar free)
- ¼ c. hot water
- 5.3 oz. plain Greek yogurt
- ¾ c. milk
- ½ c. strawberries, chopped
- ¼ c. granola
- Place the strawberry gelatin and hot water in the single serve blender. Place the lid on and blend for 10 seconds or until gelatin has dissolved.
- Add the Greek yogurt, replace the lid, and blend for 30 seconds or until smooth.
- Pour in the milk, place the lid on, and blend for 10 seconds.
- Pour the mixture into 6 ice pop molds. This should fill them ¾ of the way full.
- Drop strawberry pieces into each pop leaving a 1 inch space from the top of the pop mold. Gently mix the strawberry pops with a butter knife.
- Sprinkle the top of each with granola.
- Place the stick into each mold and freeze for at least 4 hours.
Meet the Recipe Sponsors
At Barlean’s, we believe people can make a difference in the world through ordinary purchases. We’re on a mission to make premium natural supplements and functional foods that feed the mind and body and using our profits to support outreach programs for people in need, both locally and around the world. We source high quality ingredients and treat everyone along our supply chain with care and respect – from the farmers who grow our ingredients, to our retailers and employees, to the people who use our products.
Whether you’re shopping for a college student moving into their first apartment or looking for appliances to simplify your weekday meal prep, Hamilton Beach Brands is here to help with your #Back2School needs. Every aspect of your day is taken care of- from a hassle-free breakfast sandwich or a sustaining smoothie in the morning, to after school snack time made simple with the Proctor Silex Air Fryer, to ensuring their outfits are ready to go the next morning with the CHI Touch Screen Iron. Hamilton Beach Brands will make this year’s back to school transition easier than ever.
Rhodes Bake-N-Serv® is a family business dedicated to producing home-baked quality frozen bread and roll dough, frozen sweet rolls and partially baked frozen rolls. Rhodes is produced in the heart of Wisconsin with its headquarters in Utah. Rhodes is devoted to helping our customers bake successfully. We offer versatile products at a great value with a no-fault guarantee.
Crispy Green is the #1 Freeze-Dried Fruit Snack in the U.S.! With no added sugar, additives or preservatives, Crispy Green’s Crispy Fruit snack line makes for the perfect snack for those back to school lunch boxes! Crispy Fruit is 100% pure fruit, nothing else!
PackIt’s Freezable Lunch Bag folds up neatly to the size of a thick book. Throw the whole bag in the freezer overnight, to activate its built-in freezable gel. By morning, the walls of the bag will be completely frozen and ready to chill just like a fridge. The Mod Lunch Bento includes 3 removable dividers that wall off thick liquids and solids, letting you separate sensitive foods and create customized spaces each time.
The Spice House
The Spice House has been a purveyor of fine spices since 1957, grinding them in small weekly batches to retain freshness and enhance their flavor profiles.
#Back2School Recipe Inspiration
It’s hard to believe it’s already time to be talking about going back to school! It seems like summer just flew right by! To celebrate and help get you ready for this busy time, we’ve got loads of great back to school recipe ideas for you, along with an awesome giveaway.
For more amazing #Back2School recipes, please follow our #Back2School Pinterest board. Be sure to also check out my fellow bloggers participating all week long for more delicious dishes!
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The giveaway includes the following prizes:
- Omega Pal’s Prize Pack from Barleans
- 1 item (winner’s choice from featured products) from Hamilton Beach
- Cookbook and coupons from Rhodes Bread
- 4 six-pack bags of Crispy Fruit snacks (mixed flavors) from Crispy Green
- Best Sellers Collection Gift Box from The Spice House
- Freezable Lunch Bag + Mod Lunch Bento from PackIt
Official Rules and Conditions: One (1) winner will be chosen. Prize must be claimed within 48 hours of announcement or a new winner will be drawn. Open to US residents 18+ only. All entries will be verified. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Rafflecopter, or any other entity unless otherwise specified. Giveaway ends 08/21/2019. Enter using the widget below.