It’s the end of the school year and it seems like everyday we need a snack to of with the days theme. Today is movie day so that means popcorn. We air pop our popcorn. Today we melted two tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave to drizzle over the top and then added LOTS of colored sugar sprinkles. Let’s hope movie day is as festive as the popcorn.
Starbucks is one of our favorite places. It is always a bummer standing in line looking at all the pretty pastries in the case. We have shed many tears and had more than one argument about can we have it-NO!
So it is always exciting when there is something new in the packaged products that maybe we can eat. This fall it has been the Hippeas. The Fajita flavored ones are the preferred flavor. I can even eat the regular flavored ones. (No Nightshades!) And who doesn’t like a product with a pun for it’s name.
I was lamenting at a gluten-free event how I was sad Gluten-free Rice Krispies were no longer being sold in the USA. The person looked at me like I had been living under a rock. “ALDI’s Crispy Rice cereal is gluten-free” she said.
I went to ALDI that day! At the time I did not shop at ALDI much. The last time I had been there there was not much of a selection for my family. The new gluten-free line of products is good, there is soy flour in the cookies which makes them a “No” for us. The Crispy Rice Cereal however was a “Yes”! So were the marshmallows!
To make the treats I followed the directions on the marshmallow bag, and used Earth Balances Soy-free spread in place of butter.
I also used a tricked learned from one of our favorite teachers. Heat the marshmallows and butter in a glass (or your favorite Pyrex) bowl in the microwave. I don’t use my microwave very often, but this is one of my reasons for loving them. There are no after pictures because we ate them so fast. Next time I will melt some dairy-free chocolate chips on top. Yum.
I hope you enjoy this school time treat as much as we do. SB
It is that time of year again, everything is PUMPKIN! I love this combination for breakfast, lunch or just a snack. Udi’s bagels are a staple. I love using them for sandwiches and even blitzing to make bread crumbs. I try to keep all three flavors of Daiya cream cheese in the fridge. The strawberry is hard to find so when it does run out I pray that the two places that carry it have it in stock. This is a perfect snack for watching the leaves fall or curling up on the couch on a dreary day.
Snacks are essential after school. Some of our favorites are Annie’s granola bars and Skinny Pop popcorn. These are also staples for lunch box snacks. To see Annies full line of snacks visit their website.