Happy National French Toast Day

Thanks to my pals at Post for sharing this recipe!

Happy National French Toast Day!
To celebrate this day in flavorful style, I have a great recipe that is filled with nutritious ingredients like Post Great Grains cereal that you won't want to miss!


Ingredients
3 eggs
1 cup fat-free milk
1-1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
8 slices challah bread, 1/2 inch thick
2 oz. bittersweet baking chocolate, finely chopped
1 large banana, sliced
2 cups sliced strawberries

Directions
1.    Preheat oven to 350°F.
2.    Beat eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt in large shallow dish with wire whisk until well blended; set aside. Place cereal in resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Crush cereal with rolling pin. Dip both sides of the bread slices in egg mixture; place on clean work surface. Sprinkle evenly with chocolate; top with bananas. Dip both sides of remaining 4 bread slices in remaining egg mixture; place over bananas to make four sandwiches. Press together gently. Coat both sides of sandwiches with cereal crumbs; press crumbs firmly into sandwiches to secure.
3.    Place on baking sheet.
4.    Bake 20 to 25 min. or until lightly browned. Cut diagonally in half. Serve with the strawberries.

Tips and Suggestions
Substitute: Prepare as directed, using semi-sweet baking chocolate.

Creamy Avocado Pear Banana Smoothie with #PSYUM

This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.

My daughter is kind of a hit or miss girl when it comes to eating her veggies. At the age of 2 Harper has been discovering what she likes and she doesn't like. Right now, she doesn't like her veggies all that much.

We got to try 4 flavors from Pure Spoon, a great new baby food product, and this inspired me to get creative and get my girlie to eat her veggies, without even knowing she was doing so!

Pure Spoon sent me:

Spinach, Pear, & Banana

Sweet Potato & Apples

Creamy Avocado & Pears

Carrots & Zucchini

Pure Spoon offers 9 flavors in reclosable 4-ounce containers. I love that these are freezable and the containers are durable enough to withstand freezing. Pure Spoon is of the first-to-market, cool temperature, high-pressure pasteurized, organic baby food and purees. In a matter of days you will be able to order this yummy pureed food online for your baby, or for dinner time short cuts.

Like I said Miss Thang is particular about what she wants to eat these days. But there is something she can't resist! A smoothie!

Harper really loved this Creamy Avocado Pear Banana Smoothie. It is easy to make and packed full of goodness that little ones need to grow strong!


Ingredients:
1-  4 ounce container of Pure Spoon Creamy Avocado Pear Pureed food
1 medium Banana
1 teaspoon of honey
2 ice cubes
2 tablespoons of greek yogurt
2 tablespoons of milk

Blend all ingredients until the ice is smooth. Pour into a glass (or a sippy cup) and enjoy!

While we are nearly completely off of baby food, I think I will continue to purchase this product because it makes it easy to add a healthy ingredient or two into smoothies and I don't have to worry about fresh produce going to waste.

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10 Must Try Pumpkin Pie Recipes

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is the pie! I can't get enough pumpkin pie! I like how almost every pumpkin pie you sample tastes a little different from the last, but I love when I get to try a pumpkin pie with a twist or a spin to make it unique! If you feel the same about pumpkin pie as I do you won't want to miss these 10 Must Try Pumpkin Pie Recipes!



Pumpkin Yogurt Pie
Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie
Mini Pumpkin Pie with Sugar Cookie Crust
Sweet Potato Pumpkin Kiwi Pie Parfaits
Pumpkin Pocket Pastry
Low Carb Mini Pumpkin Pies
Pumpkin Pie Squares
An Amazing Pumpkin Pie
No Bake Pumpkin Pie
Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Which of these 10 Must Try Pumpkin Pie Recipes do you want to try first? I think I will make the Chocolate Swirl Pumpkin Pie! I love the combination of chocolate and pumpkin. Do you have a favorite pumpkin pie recipe? I would love to hear about it!