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Fun {REAL} Food for Kids: Peanut Butter and Jelly Yogurt Swirls + a Give Away

I found something that kids LOVE for a snack that I LOVE to give them – Peanut Butter and Jelly Yogurt Swirls.  I found the recipe in  a cookbook I’m reviewing, “Weelicious Lunches:  Think Outside the Lunch Box with More than 160 Happier meals,” by author, and fellow blogger, Catherine McCord of Weelicious.  It is totally fun but it also qualifies as REAL food – packed with protein, calcium, and good bacteria/probiotics.

peanut butter and jelly yogurt swirls

My youngest little is very persnickety about eating meat.  {My four year old went through the same thing at her age…we used to call him a self selected vegetarian}.  I worry about her getting enough protein and she’s been known to go on milk strikes from time to time as well.  I don’t let that stop me from presenting her with the foods, its just that most of the time she chooses not to eat it – and you can’t really reason or bargain with a two year old who has just discovered she has an opinion and she can use it.

I know she’ll eventually come around, just like my son is doing.  It is just a matter of continuing to present her with the foods the rest of the family is eating and not allowing her to have anything else/another option. {I am not a short order cook}.  She DOES eat. She just doesn’t always eat a well rounded diet at this time.

So, when I discovered these peanut butter and jelly yogurt swirls I knew they would be an instant hit with my two littles AND it would be a sure fire way to get more protein and calcium in her little growing body.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Yogurt Swirls for kids

The Weelicious Lunches cookbook is FULL of recipes I can’t wait to try!  Even though we’ve decided to home school Judah and we won’t necessarily be packing lunch boxes, there are tons of ideas that I can’t wait to incorporate into our lunch rotation.  Things like cheesy waffles, cinnamon roll “sushi,” and stuffed pizza rolls are on the top of the list.  The recipes are all kid friendly, but delicious enough for the whole family to enjoy!

Weelicious Lunches

If you are interested in winning a copy of this book, you’re in luck!

One Wholesome Mommy Reader will Win a Copy of Weelicious Lunches, thanks to Catherine and Stonyfield!

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This give away runs through November 12th! So, get busy entering to win!

Disclosure: I received a copy of the book for review.

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Comments

  1. Would love to win this. I have picky eaters and fun lunch ideas would be wonderful!

  2. I have been wanting this book! Some of our favorite snacks are apples and pb or popcorn.

  3. Our favorite snacks are seasonal fresh fruit.

  4. My kids love bananas, yogurt and cheese! I can’t wait to try this recipe!!!

  5. The girls will LOVE the PB&J swirls! I will have to try this tomorrow because we have the same picky eater syndrome at our house with the little one:) Favorite snacks are popcorn, grain free muffins, and fruit of any kind:) I really like the new look of your photos:)

  6. Favorite snacks are apples, grapes, and oranges.

  7. Granny Smith apples are my son’s favorite (healthy) snack.

  8. My son’s favorite snack is fruit (pretty much any fruit).

  9. Jessie C. says:

    They like Greek yogurt with fruit.

  10. Stephanie says:

    This looks great! Any opportunity to add to my son’s small list of things he will eat. His favorite food is peanut butter and jelly. His favorite snack is a banana!

  11. My kiddos love fruit and frozen banana “milkshakes”

  12. cottage cheese or natural peanut butter in plain greek yogurt with a couple drops of english toffee stevia (that one is my favorite, too!)

  13. My girls love smoothies, fruits, and veggies for a snack! Thanks for the chance! :)

  14. We love apples and sunbutter, and smoothies! Thanks for the chance at a giveaway!

  15. banana with raisins.

  16. Cassidy Stockton says:

    Right now, my LO really likes to snack on string cheese. Would love more ideas!

  17. My daughter loves cheese sticks with saltine crackers for snack or fruit.

  18. Favorite snacks are fruits and yogurt.

  19. Gina Turley says:

    This looks yummy. Lots of protein!

  20. If your child is refusing to eat Meat and Milk it’s because IT ISN’T NATURAL TO EAT ANIMAL PRODUCTS! Stop putting them in front of her! Your daughter has been here less time Than you and therefore IS PURE. AND HAS PURE OPINIONS BASED AROUND INSTICT RATHER THAN WHAT SHE HAS BEEN TAUGHT. YOU DONT WANT TOO MUCH PROTEIN ANYWAYS, AND MILK AND MEAT ROB YOUR BONES OF CALCIUM AND CAUSE CANCER, ARTERY ISSUES, AND MORE. NOT TO MENTION THEIR PRODUCTION IS THE MAIN THING RUINING THE ENVIRONMENT AND CAUSING PEOPLE TO STARVE, SO PLEASE, FIND HER SOME ORGANIC PLANT BASED FOODS AND SUPLIMENTS! If you like i can recommend some things. MILK IS ALSO THE REASON SO MANY YOUNG GIRLS HAVE HORMONAL AND CALCIUM ISSUES AND ENTER PUBERTY SO YOUNG! KEEP IT THE HELL AWAY FROM HER!

    SUGGESTIONS: IF YOU ARE REALLY WORRIED ABOUT PROTEIN, GIVE HER SOME CHIA SEEDS, THEY HAVE OMEGA 3′s PROTEIn, IRON, AND MORE.
    OR COMBINE RICE and/or QUINUA, BEANS< AND ORANGE JUICE TO END UP WITH A Complete protein that is far better for you than MEAT! MAKE BURRITOS! ITS CHEAP AND A GREAT, THE ORANGE JUICE ACTUALLY HELPS YOU GET MORE IRON ABSORBTION OUT OF THE RICE N BEANS AND PROTEIN THAN RED MEAT!

    FOR A SNACK, Let her have some Calliflower, Brocolli, baby carrots, beets, Tomatoes or other veggies WITH HUMMUS n avacado! NOTHIN BETTER! I like tossin some sunflower seeds in the hummus for some calcium n magnesium, or making a sandwich with it.

    Organic natural Peanut-butter dipped Bannana, and Apple slices coated in cinnamon (helps stop diabetes) with some celery n rasins, or on the side of some cerial.

    There are TONS of great milk substitutes out there, COCONUT MILK, ALMOND MILK, RICE MILK, AND YOU CAN MAKE EM YOURSELF! THERE ARE EVEN YOGURTS MADE FROM NON-DAIRY MILKS, AND THEY ARE BETTER FOR YOU THAN MILK YOGURT, YOU CAN MAKE THAT YOURSELF TOO!!!!! COCONUT MILK AND COCONUT YOGURT IS BY FAR MY FAVORITE.

    SUPLIMENTS: GET HER SOME OMEGA 3 ALGAE to take every few days along with eating chia seed / walnuts, AND SOME B12,

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