In case you haven’t heard, this week I am hosting my first ever Supper Club over on Instagram! We are getting to know each other better and diving into what it looks like to feed your family on a regular basis, which includes snack time and more! I want to know what struggles you are having while getting your family to eat healthy and nutritious meals whether that’s because of time, lack of knowledge, or anything in between! We will also be talking about family meal time successes. I want to know what works for you, your schedule, and your life! I partnered with Sunrays Citrus to bring awareness to what healthy snack time can look like and how it can be super simple and delicious at the same time! I’m featuring my citrus vanilla yogurt bowls and my creamsicle smoothies from my cookbook, Natural Baby and Toddler Treats for two easy snack time recipes that can double as a healthy breakfast too!
We are such a fan of mandarin oranges at our house and go through sacks of them weekly! Have you heard of Sunrays Citrus? They are a relatively new brand of mandarins with a great cause, which is just one of the reasons I love this brand so much! For every box or bag they pack, Sunrays gives a portion back to Save the Children, helping to give children a healthy start at life! In addition to that, they are non-GMO company and they use eco-conscious packaging! For example their snack packs that will hopefully be available summer 2019, are made with 100% renewable resources (aka zero plastic)! I love supporting a company with an amazing product that is doing all the right stuff behind the scenes too, and that is Sunrays!
Join me over on Instagram for a live Supper Club where we will chat about smart snacking, why I love Sunrays, tips on feeding your family including a live Q&A session, and more! Plus you can watch me make two of my favorite citrus recipes!
My citrus vanilla yogurt bowls are one of those smart snacking ideas that I love using Sunrays citrus in! These bowls double as an amazing snack or breakfast for both adults and kids alike and you can top them with all of your favorite add ons! Plain yogurt gets naturally sweetened with sweet mandarin juice and vanilla and then topped with even more citrus and along with any other crunchy extras that you might like! I personally like to add homemade granola, a bit of dark chocolate, chia seeds, and shredded coconut! Your whole family will love how satisfying a yogurt bowl can truly be! I serve my son yogurt bowls, deconstructed style and then he can put his own own toppings on, which makes it extra fun for kiddos!
Besides, just eating Sunrays mandarins like candy (and in yogurt bowls of course), smoothies are the other way I love to use them! My creamsicle smoothie from the cookbook will take you back to your childhood. This smoothie could easily pass as a dessert, but is actually super healthy for an afternoon snack or easy breakfast on the go! I also like to take this smoothie and freeze it into popsicles for a yummy treat on a warm afternoon! It truly is so delicious and I can’t wait for you to give this one a try!
Citrus Vanilla Yogurt Bowls:
1/2 Cup Whole Milk Plain Greek Yogurt
1/2 Tsp. Sunrays Mandarin Zest
1 Tbsp. Freshly Squeezed Sunrays Citrus Mandarin Juice
1/4 Tsp. Vanilla Extract (optional, can sub vanilla beans here)
1/4 Cup Sunrays Citrus Mandarin Segments
1 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
Toppings of choice (granola, dark chocolate chunks, shredded coconut, dried fruit)
Combine yogurt, mandarin zest, mandarin juice, and vanilla extract in a small bowl and whisk well.
Top the flavored yogurt with fresh Sunrays mandarin slices, chia seeds.
Serve immediately or prep the flavored yogurt in advance and simply top with desired toppings when ready to serve.
3 Sunrays Mandarins (I like to peel and freeze them for a creamier smoothie)
1 Frozen Banana
1/2 Cup Kefir
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1 Tsp. Honey (for babies over 1 year) or Maple Syrup
4 Ice Cubes
Add all ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Drizzle more kefir over top and serve immediately.
Note: Can freeze extra smoothie into popsicles!
Give smart snacking a try with Sunrays and come join us for Supper Club over on Instagram for more family meal time inspiration and more!