Easy ice cream inspired yogurt parfaits with Muller

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Sometimes when you have a little bit of ‘me’ time, its nice to enjoy it by indulging in something yummy. This weekend, I found something that struck my interest in the yogurt department at Walmart – the new Muller ice cream inspired flavors. With names like Mint Chocolate Chip, Vanilla Bean and Raspberry Chocolate Chip, I knew I had to try them out.

I found all 3 flavors conveniently located in the yogurt section at my local Walmart. There were many other Muller yogurts to choose from, but the ones in the black cups grabbed my attention best.

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They are pretty awesome to eat all on their own, but its even better when you take it up a notch and add some chocolate chips and granola. In a small plastic cup, I lined the bottom with a couple of spoonfuls of Muller’s chocolate mint yogurt and topped it off with a sprinkling of granola and mini chocolate chips.

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….And repeat the process until you are all out of yogurt!

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Chocolate mint isn’t the only option you have.. Try the Raspberry Chocolate or Vanilla Bean too – they are just as good when  made into a granola parfait!

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I love that these yogurt goodies have just the right amount of ‘bad’ to feel like you’ve indulged, when in reality you have taken in 7g of protein and less sugar than any other yogurt. At only 190-210 calories per serving it’s certainly a treat to get excited over! When you’re 30 weeks into pregnancy like me, I love treats that feel like indulgences and keep me feeling full until the next meal.

Look out for the coupon that’s coming out in the January 4th Sunday paper – Take $1 off 5 Müller® Yogurts (offer valid from January 4 – February 15, 2015).

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Making the best Cold-Day lunch with Campbells Slow Kettle Soup

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One of my favorite quick and simple eats is the grilled cheese sandwich – pair it with a warm & hearty soup and you’ve got comfort food in a matter of minutes. Since this week has been filled with lots of heavy, feast worthy eating its been nice to have a lighter option on the off days. I found these Campbells Slow Kettle Style Soups when I was picking up a few things at Walmart this week.

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I always like to pair my soups with a grilled cheese because this sandwich is alot like a little black dress – it’s a classic that can be dressed up as easily as it can be dressed down. I’ve made it with plain ol cheap sandwich bread and I’ve also used gourmet sourdough, as well as a range of different cheeses from american to smoked gouda. Depending on what you use, you can make it your own!

As for my soup, I like to have something hearty and easy to prepare at lunch time – leaves me time to get back to the important things! Campbells Slow Kettle Style Soups is one of my new favorites because its full of flavor and tastes like grandma made it.

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When I make a grilled cheese, I usually use whatever I have. In this case, I used some smoked gouda that I had leftover from Christmas and sliced it thin.

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In a frying pan, melt about 1 tablespoon of butter  on med-high and make sure it coats the bottom well. Place both slices of bread down on the hot surface, and add the cheese to one side, or both if you like it extra cheesy. Let it sit for about a minute, but keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn. I use a spatula to peek underneath to check how browned it looks.

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Once the surface of the bread is golden, put the slices of bread together and flip it. Your grilled cheese is almost done! If the cheese isn’t melted through, just keep flipping it every 10 seconds until it is.

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In the meantime, on a separate burner, I warm up some delicious Campbells Slow Kettle Soup on medium until its hot. I always feel like prepared soup  turns out better when prepared on the stovetop, so I always try to avoid the microwave whenever possible.

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It doesn’t get much better than this!!

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They have an entire range of flavors too – from roasted chicken noodle (like mine), tomato and everything in between. Enjoy a nice little coupon too!

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Chocolate coconut breakfast squares made with Quaker® Simply Granola

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Isn’t it amazing how life changes us? If you would have asked me 12 years ago who was the person I worried about taking care of in the morning,  I would have replied -”me – and only me!”

Today “me” is the person I worry about the least, especially in the morning. That’s because mornings are all about making sure JP is up, fed and dressed by 7am with his lunch and schoolbag ready along with a hearty lunch for husband to take to work. By the time all that is taken care of, it’s time to run out the door to bring JP to school for the ungodly hour of 7:30am.

So yeah.. There’s no such thing as “me” time in the morning, I’m lucky to get the chance to put on makeup sometimes! I might try to be a supermom, but at some point we supermoms need to eat or we’re not super at anything. I can wake up starving some mornings, so I’ve  taken to eating my chocolate-coconut granola squares to satisfy the hunger. I like to use Quaker® Oats for my breakfast baking because they make the perfect filler. There’s also Quaker® Real Medleys®, Quaker® Oatmeal Squares, Quaker® Life and last but not least, Quaker® Simply Granola

Made from Quaker® Simply Granola (I used the kind with the almonds and raisins) these are decadent, filling  and will keep you going with the energy you need to pull you through the morning. I love them because they’re easy to eat in the car on the way to work with a hot cup of coffee or cold orange juice. I’m so thrilled that I thought to use them, because there’s both raisins and sliced almonds among all the granola clusters, making it a hearty ingredient for my recipe.

I found mine in the cereal section at Walmart.

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When I got home, I got all my ingredients together:

  • 1 1/4 cup of flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup of butter or margarine
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 2 cups of Quaker® Simply Granola
  • 1 cup of Quaker® Rolled Oats
  • 1 bag of chocolate chips
  • 1 bag of shredded coconut

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First, I creamed the butter with the sugars until it was light & fluffy, then added an egg one at a time and continued beating on low. Then, while that beats slowly in the mixer, I mixed together the flour, salt, cinnamon &  baking soda in a separate bowl.

Slowly add the flour mixture to the fluffy wet mixture while it mixes. Once the flour is all mixed in, stir in the granola and rolled oats. Bake in a greased pan for 35 minutes at 350F. I let it cool completely when it came out of the oven before applying the chocolate & coconut.

After the squares have cooled, It’s time to make the the chocolate part. In a double boiler, I melted the chocolate chips until it was smooth and thick. I layered it on top of the cooked bars and smoothed it out with a large spatula before I dusted it off with some shredded coconut.

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Chill in the fridge for a few hours before cutting them into squares, and store them in an airtight container. Enjoy!!!

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What are some of YOUR favorite breakfast recipes? I’d love to hear about them!

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