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Chocolate Garden Cups

EAT, lunches By April 1, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Chocolate Garden CupsThese Chocolate Garden Cups offer the perfect combination of crunchy and smooth, and they are packed with nutrients. Just make sure you have the face wipes handy!!
Serves: 2

Adorable and fun to make with the family, these Chocolate Garden cups are perfect for kids parties or an after school snack. Topped with yummy organic Choco Chimps cereal, the deliciously simple, eggless chocolate pudding is light, easy to make, and not too sweet.

Chocolate Garden Cups Ingredients

Easy Chocolate Milk Pudding
1 ¾ cup chocolate milk, room temperature
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
2 tbsp. corn starch
1 tbsp. maple syrup or sweeten to taste

Garden Cups
1/2 cup Choco Chimps Cereal
crushed Sprig of mint

Directions 1. Combine cocoa powder and corn starch in a small pot. 2. Gradually stir in milk and whisk until smooth. Stir in maple syrup. 3. Stirring constantly, bring to slow boil. Whisk for 1 minute until pudding thickens. 4. Remove from heat and pour into small mason jars or jam jars, leaving space for topping. 5. Chill for 1 hour until cooled and thickened. 6. Top with crushed Choco Chimps Cereal and garnish with sprig of mint and popsicle stick.

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Rice Krispies Muffins

Contests By November 30, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , 15 Comments

Rice Crispies ShapesWouldn’t it be awesome to send the kids to school with healthier snacks? You just may win free Rice Krispies for a year. Oh yeah!!!! Introducing, Kelloggs Rice Krispies Muffins using Multi-grain shapes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Multigrain Shapes cereal
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate morsels

DIRECTIONS

1. In small bowl, combine the 1 tablespoon sugar and cinnamon. Set aside for topping.

2. Stir together flour, the 1/2 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Set aside.

3. In large mixing bowl, combine KELLOGG’S MULTIGRAIN SHAPES cereal and milk. Let stand about 2 minutes or until cereal softens. Add egg, oil and chocolate morsels. Beat well. Add flour mixture,stirring only until combined. Portion evenly into twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin-pan cups coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with sugar-cinnamon topping.

4. Bake at 400°F for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.

Microwave Directions:

1. Prepare as above. Portion 1/4 cup batter into 12 paper-lined custard cups. Sprinkle with sugar-cinnamon topping. Arrange 6 cups on
microwave-safe plate in center of microwave.

2. Cook on HIGH 2 minutes. Rotate the plate 1/4 turn and cook on HIGH 1 minute longer. With hot pads, carefully remove muffins from microwave and place on wire rack. Repeat with remaining muffins. Let stand on wire rack 5 minutes before serving.

Sound Yummy?

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All you need to do is tweet directly to us with your child’s artwork using the hashtag #RKShapesContest, and we will randomly pick a winner when the contest is done.

For full contest rules and regulations, please click here.

Enjoy! Oh – and about that free Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Multigrain Shapes for a year…. You can fill out our handy Rafflecopter form below, and good luck. Ends Dec. 12/31. Canada only / excl. Quebec.

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When Do I Start My Baby On Solid Foods?

baby, FAM By April 20, 2011 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

When do I start my baby on solid foods?  This is the million-dollar question, and it doesn’t have a really hard-and-fast answer.

When I was a brand-new-and-clueless mum, I had read all the books and was trying to do things “right.” I breast-fed and angsted over when to start my daughter on solids. According to the doctors who get paid the big bucks to tell us the right ways to do things, solids should be started when your baby has doubled her birth weight, can hold her head upright, and begins showing interest in other foods and can regulate her feeding by turning away from the breast or bottle when she’s no longer hungry. They also bandy around the number of four months as the minimum age. Breast-feeding purists argue that a baby needs to only have breast milk (as in NO juice, foods, or even water) for the first six months at least. Then you have the organic, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-slings mommies who say, whatever seems best, do it. Want your baby to sleep better through the night? Give ’em some rice cereal in their bottle. The war is on between these three factions, but it’s all in the interests of what’s best for a baby–the problem is, what’s best for Baby Peter might not necessarily be best for Baby Paul. Or Baby Rajesh or Baby Maria or Baby Xiao…you know what I mean.

So, when do I start my baby on solid foods? Basically, go with your gut and on your doctor’s recommendations. If you are a hardline breast-feeding advocate, it will not harm your baby to only have breast milk for the first six months of his life. Goodness knows, babies could do worse than breast milk! But also, don’t flog yourself if you decide to start giving Baby something solid before that six month limit, as long as it’s something in line with medical recommendations and age-appropriate.

The first solids to start babies out on are cereals, such as rice, which is the best non-allergenic cereal. Mix it with breast milk, formula, or distilled water. Then slowly move into fruits and veggies, pastas and meats and dairies. Offer new things in small doses and keep trying if they happen to reject something the first time, because babies need some time to really try things out. Make sure you always offer plenty of breast milk or the kind of formula your baby is accustomed to. Until they are completely weaned they will get most of their nutrition from liquids.

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