End of Summer Yogurt, Fruit & Cereal Popsicle Recipes

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The summer is coming to an end and we are trying to savor every last drop of sun, every weekend afternoon lounging at the pool or evening spent on the back porch enjoying a frozen treat after dinner. One of our favorite homemade frozen treats are yogurt popsicles made with fresh fruit and Kellogg’s cereal for a little crunch. They are so easy to make and they make yummy and healthy treats for everyone in the family. Kids also love them as an after school snack and it could even be served as a fun twist on breakfast.

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Froot Loops, Blueberry & Yogurt Popsicles

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Ingredients:

  • Vanilla Yogurt
  • Kellogg’s Froot Loops Cereal
  • Blueberries
  • OPTIONAL: Sugar or honey or sweetener of choice; sweeten yogurt to taste
  • Popsicle molds

Directions: Starting with the yogurt, add the ingredients to the popsicle molds in layers. Freeze overnight. When ready to serve, unmold and enjoy!

All-Bran, Berries & Yogurt Popsicles

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Ingredients:

  • Vanilla Yogurt
  • Kellogg’s All-Bran Cereal
  • Strawberries/Raspberries, pureed and a few very thinly sliced
  • OPTIONAL: Sugar or honey or sweetener of choice; sweeten yogurt to taste
  • Popsicle molds

Directions: Starting with the yogurt, add the ingredients to the popsicle molds in layers. Freeze overnight. When ready to serve, unmold and enjoy!

#CerealandMilk Recharge Bar in NYC

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You guys remember my cereal bar post from a couple of months ago? Well, a few weeks ago, I headed to NYC to attend the Kellogg’s #CerealandMilk Recharge Bar. This was basically THE CEREAL BAR TO END ALL CEREAL BARS.

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Celebrity chef, founder and owner of Milk Bar, Christina Tosi partnered with Kellogg’s to create a variety of classic and unique Kellogg’s cereal and milk combinations to help people recharge right with a delicious and FREE breakfast between June 24-June 27. Over 4,000 people stopped by!

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The combos included:

 

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Banana Nut

Ingredients:

  • Special K Original
  • Skim Milk
  • Almond Nut Butter Drizzle
  • Fresh Sliced Bananas

Berry Au Lait

Ingredients:

  • Frosted Mini-Wheats
  • cereal milk™
  • Ground Coffee
  • Raspberries

Tropical Mermaid

Ingredients:

  • Frosted Mini-Wheats & Rice Krispies
  • Skim milk
  • Toasted Coconut Flakes
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Fresh Sliced Pineapples

The King

Ingredients:

  • Raisin Bran
  • Skim Milk
  • Toasted Peanuts
  • Banana Chips

Cinnamon-Apple

Ingredients:

  • Special K Protein
  • Vanilla Yogurt
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Apple Slices

Pistachio Lemon

Ingredients:

  • Special K Original & Frosted Flakes
  • 2% milk
  • Pistachios
  • Lemon Zest
  • Thyme

This was cereal…turned up several notches. Gourmet cereal, if you will. My favorite of all was the most unexpected. Berry Au Lait.

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Frosted Mini Wheats + cereal milk + raspberries + coffee grounds. This was delicious. Truly out of of this world. I ate 3 bowls of it. It was one of the favorites across the board. You should try it at home too! What’s cool is that these combos are very easy to do yourself at home. Even better is that these are all nutritious and healthy. One of the main takeaways…

I think that we forget that while cereal is convenient and affordable and delicious…it is also a very healthy option when done the right way.

 

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Also in attendance was Dr. Travis Stork, who partnered with Kellogg’s to educate families on the importance of protein and whole grains.

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Knowing that only 25 percent of Americans believe that cereal and milk has protein and only 20 percent4 actually think of cereal and milk when they hear “protein and grains,” Stork made it his mission to clear up any confusion. The K Champs got the chance to sit down and ask Dr. Stork some questions.

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One of my favorite tips he offered was to remember what he calls “The Five Major Tenets of Health”

1. SIT Less. Move more!

2. Limit SUGAR intake.

3. Don’t skip on SLEEP. Sleep is important!

4. Manage your STRESS levels.

5. SOCIALIZE – don’t forget to spend quality time with friends, family and loved ones.

We finished off the event with a performance by none other than The Roots! How cool is that?! They performed several songs, including the “Cereal and Milk” jingle.

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Check it out below!

Learn more about how a serving of cereal and one cup of skim milk offers a tasty combination of protein and grains that helps recharge your body, visit Kelloggs.com/CerealAndMilk.

Energize Your Morning: Power Breakfast Ideas In a Jar

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I swear I thought things were going to slow down for summer, but no. We have been so incredibly busy since Lucas has been out of school on break. He was selected to be on the All-Star T-Ball Team, which is awesome of course! However, it’s also very time consuming. Not to mention that work has been pure chaos lately. Basically, we have been gogogo for weeks now. You know…the story of every mom’s life, right?! Amidst all of that chaos, we still have to hold it together. That means dinners on the table in the evening and breakfast in the morning, but I have to be honest it’s really difficult! That’s why I have to rely on simple, quick, and wholesome meals. For breakfast that means cereal + milk + fruit. It’s actually a great way to get in the benefits of whole grains (from the cereal), protein (from the milk), and all sorts of goodies from the fruit! One of our favorite things to do is to serve cereal in a jar.

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Cereal is already very portable, but when you put it in a jar? It’s the ultimate to-go breakfast! Here’s what we do…

Breakfast in a Jar Prep

Put cereal plus all toppings except milk in a mason jar and secure lid.  We like to add yummy good-for-you things like slivered almonds or nuts, dried fruit, fresh fruit, chia seeds, wheat germ, etc. In the morning, add milk, grab spoon and go!

Did you know? A satisfying breakfast, complete with energizing grains to refuel and protein to rebuild is a winning combination.

I actually went ahead and calculated the nutritional information for two of our favorite combos (see below). As you can see, cereal and milk plus a few quick toppings like fruit and nuts can pack quite a powerful nutritional punch in the morning! Low calorie, low fat, high fiber and high protein = WINNING BREAKFAST!

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies (1 cup), Skim Milk (1/2 cup), Craisins (2Tbsp) & Slivered Almonds (2Tbsp) in a Jar

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Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats (1cup), Skim Milk (1/2 cup), Raspberries (1/2 cup), & Chia Seeds in a Jar (1Tbsp)

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Do you remember the “Cereal and Milk” jingle? Watch and enjoy a Kellogg’s moment while you reminisce!