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Summer is coming to an end, and the kids have gone back to school! For us that means back to soccer, and swim lessons, new music and dance classes and countless other activities. It also means that I need to make sure my daughter has a belly full of nutritious and hearty food!
With a picky eater who often can’t be bothered with food at all, that can be tough. I’m always trying to come up with fun and healthy recipes that we can both be happy about!
When we do our grocery shopping, it has to be quick. Avery is not a fan of sitting in the shopping cart for long, and has an affinity for running down the aisles and “helping” restock shelves–and by that I mean, moving everything around and knocking things on the floor. *sigh* Oh to be two again!
So we need to shop where I know they’ll have everything we need for my recipes and I can get in and out quickly. Price Chopper is the place! I grew up shopping at Price Chopper and always love shopping there! I was able to find everything we needed, much of which was located in their back to school solutions center, and check out without delay!
On the way out I noticed they were having first day of school photo contest! You can check it out HERE and you could win an iPad mini.
There are a few foods that I KNOW Avery will eat. Besides hotdogs, cheese and “ronis” she will always eat bananas and Honey Nut Cheerios (she calls it “Bee Cereal”) So I wanted to mix things up a bit and rather than the same old bananas and a bowl of cereal, I decided to make a more fun frozen banana, with Yoplait Greek yogurt, Honey Nut Cheerios and coconut!
Frozen Bananas – Back To School Recipes
They are super easy to make!
2-4 Large Bananas
1½ cups of Honey Nut Cheerios
1 container (5.3oz) Yoplait Greek Yogurt (I used vanilla)
½ cup shredded coconut (optional)
- Cut bananas in half and insert a popsicle stick
- Put Cheerios in a gallon freezer bag. Roll over bag with a rolling-pin to break up the Cheerios (you don’t want to crush them completely) mix in coconut if you’d like and spread out on a plate
- Coat banana in yogurt
- Roll banana in Cheerio mixture
- Place on wax paper covered plate of baking sheet and put in freezer until frozen (about and hour)
- Step 6: ENJOY!
They were absolutely delicious and there was a part of me that wanted to keep them all to myself, but, I knew that Avery would enjoy them. I also knew that if I didn’t feed her soon, she’d turn into a gremlin or some other tiny, destructive, tantrum throwing beastie!
Her excitement was priceless “Is that for ME?! It that a ‘nana?! WHAT?! I WANT THAT!”
Followed by “Mmmm” and “Yum” between bites and a “This is so good mommy!” So, I’d call that a win!