Crunchy & Creamy Parfaits
Mix 1 cup plain Greek yogurt with 2 tsp. maple syrup and 2 drops pure vanilla extract; stir well. Spoon ¼ cup yogurt mixture into each of two glasses, and top with sliced strawberries and 1 Tbs. Grape-nuts cereal. Repeat with half of the remaining yogurt, more sliced berries, and more cereal. Dollop on the rest of the yogurt.
Crispy Chocolatebanana Pops
Slice a medium banana into 5 pieces, and insert an icepop stick into each piece. Place on a parchmentcovered plate, and freeze 1 hour. Partially crush ¼ cup each of one or more cereals.
Melt ½ cup chocolate chips
in the microwave. Stir in
1 tsp. coconut or vegetable oil. Dip each banana piece into the chocolate, using a spoon to coat. Roll in the crushed cereal. Place on the parchment-lined plate and freeze for 15 minutes. Serve straight from the freezer.
Berry Smoothie Bowl
In a blender, combine
¼ cup milk, 1 cup each frozen blueberries and red raspberries, 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, a handful of baby spinach, 1 Tbs. flaxseed meal, 1 Tbs. maple syrup, and 1 or 2 drops pure vanilla extract. Blend until smooth, and top with cereal
(we used Kashi by Kids Organic Honey Cinnamon) and fresh or frozen berries.
Makes 2 servings.
Peanutty Trail Mix
Combine 1 cup each Wheat Chex and Original Cheerios, ¼ cup golden raisins, and 2 Tbs. each peanuts, pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds), and mini M&M’S. Makes 4 servings.
Slice 1 large apple and arrange on a plate. Heat
2 Tbs. natural peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Drizzle over apple, and sprinkle with 2 Tbs. puffed-rice cereal (we used Love Grown Chocolate Comet Crispies) and 1 Tbs. each mini chocolate chips
and shredded unsweetened coconut. Makes 2 servings.