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When back to school time hits, it’s definitely easy to get caught up in the chaos. In hopes of easing this usual stress, I’m taking all of the steps I possibly can to make the routines easier on everyone. We begin our preparations around now anyway, because we start stocking up on school supplies.
That also includes Squeaker even if she isn’t quite yet back to school.
But how can I do that? How can I possibly ease the madness of back to school and still make sure that everyone is eating properly?
With cookies for breakfast that include new Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ – available at your local Walmart or on Walmart.com for your shopping convenience. While you’re there, you can also look for Go & Grow by Similac® Milk-Based Powder. And by using your Ibotta app, you can earn $3.00 with the purchase of any size Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™
Yes, you read that right. I’m letting my toddler eat cookies for breakfast.
But why? Why not just give her something else?
Because, I want to make this easy on everyone and sometimes I just don’t have the time, patience, or energy in the morning to argue with my pint-sized counterpart.
That and she doesn’t even realize that I’m giving her healthy cookies so it’s a win-win.
These cookies are ready in no time at all. It means that I can have these cookies in the oven (preheated to 350 degrees) and baking while I’m getting Sweet B’s stuff ready for the day.
These cookies are so easy to make and it only calls for 5 ingredients.
Start with 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats of your choice, one mashed banana, and one mashed avocado. Next, add 1 cup of almond butter and one generous tablespoon of Nutella. Then use one packet of Go & Grow by Similac® Food Mix-Ins™ for one serving (or ½ cup of food).
You can also add additional items like dried cranberries, raisins, or chocolate chips. All of which you can pick up at your local Walmart or Walmart.com along with your Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins and Go & Grow by Similac® Milk-Based Powder.
After your ingredients are blended, spread on a prepared cookie sheet. It doesn’t need to be perfect. Then bake for 12 minutes. After you let that cool, you can either use cookie cutters for shapes or a butter knife to make bars. These cookies are not crunchy in texture, but rather they are chewy and soft. For a crunchier cookie, bake for an extra 5 minutes after cutting into shapes.
So to recap, your ingredient list is:
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
- 1 cup of almond butter
- 1 generous tablespoon of Nutella
- one packet of Go & Grow by Similac® Food Mix-Ins™ for one serving (or ½ cup of food)
Combine all ingredients in a blender. Spread on a prepared cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Once cooled, cut into shapes with a cookie cutter or into bars with a butter knife.
But why use Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™?
- It provides nutrients to support growth and development as your baby becomes a toddler.
- Each single-serving packet (8.7 g) allows you to add extra nutrition to the foods they already like.
- With protein, fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals, it can be your secret weapon for added nutrition!
And if it means having an easier morning routine? I will gladly let my toddler have cookies for breakfast.
You can find these at Walmart.com or at your local Walmart in the baby section:
How would Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ help your back to school routine?
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