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Still summer here. But I am going to blink that it will be fall and back to school before I know it.
So, I am currently enjoying all the summer has to offer. I am also slowly planning for back to school with meal planning and more. That is where Mariani Probiotic Pitted Prunes come into play. Read on to find out how.
With back to school brings more crazy schedules in the morning, after school and weekends, too.
I am not going to lie or mince words. Mornings here are genuinely rough. See I am not a morning person, and neither is my younger daughter. And even though my husband and older daughter are morning people, we still struggle to get all out the door on time.
One of the worst is breakfast. Towards the end of last year, my girls found a certain lucky cereal that contains marshmallow charms. I bet you know this cereal. Let’s say that there were more marshmallows being eaten and much less of the grain cereal was being eaten by both girls.
So, I vow now to be healthier with breakfast this back to school. No more sugary cereals if we can help it.
But I also have to be mindful as I have a picky in the form of our younger daughter.
Therefore, I began recently to brainstorm healthier breakfast alternatives to not only get a jump start. But to also see which my picky eater will eat with no fuss here.Make Back to School breakfast yummy, but healthier with this NO Bake Breakfast Cookie Ball idea from @marianifamily @StopandShop #MarianiSuperPrunes #Pmedia #adClick To Tweet
Believe it or not, my picky eater likes raisins. And recently, I was turned onto Mariani Probiotic Pitted Prunes. And found them at my local Stop and Shop in the produce section.
But why Mariani Probiotic Prunes?
Because for starters, Probiotic Prunes from Mariani are made using California grown prunes!
I know what you are going to say that prunes are not raisins. No, I agree that they aren’t exactly. But Mariani Probiotic Pitted Prunes are so much more than raisins could ever be.
Because Mariani prunes are a prebiotic, which the probiotic needs to feed off. This prebiotic supports overall wellness and digestive health.
See the Ganeden BC30 probiotic in Mariani Probiotic Prunes is unique. They are designed by nature to survive and thrive in conditions other probiotics cannot. By surviving, Ganeden BC30 delivers active probiotics ten times more effective than the probiotics in yogurt.
Want more information on the benefits of Mariani Probiotic Prunes?
Check out this video HERE.
Plus it is an excellent source of fiber. So much so that it delivers active cultures. They also have additional vitamins that are great for your health & wellness.
So you’ll feel better and be at your best! I mean they are indeed a healthy snack option. Plus, they are a great value. Why? Because again you get a prebiotic and probiotic in one!
And that is why I used diced Mariani Probiotic Prunes for my latest healthier back to school recipe.
That’s right; I made NO BAKE Oatmeal Cookie BALLS with Diced Prunes. These are not only easy to make ahead to eat for breakfast all week long. But are tasty and still so good for you, too!
Plus these NO Bake Oatmeal Cookie Balls were a hit with both my girls, including my picky eater. So much so that they are most definitely on the upcoming back to school breakfast menu.
Do you want to make NO BAKE OATMEAL Cookie BALLS with Diced Prunes?
Then, read on for the step by step picky eater guaranteed back to school recipe now…
NO BAKE Oatmeal Cookie BALLS with Diced Prunes
- 3 tbs rolled/quick oats
- 1 tbsp walnuts
- 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1/4 c diced Mariani Probiotic Pitted Prunes
- 1/2 c coconut flour
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon sugar
- Optional 2 tsp coconut flour or GF flour if you want to adjust the batter’s thickness.
- In a large bowl, mix peanut butter, honey (or maple syrup) and vanilla until creamy and well blended.
- In a separate bowl, combine the coconut flour, ground walnut, quick oats, cinnamon and sea salt. Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix well to combine (I like to use a wooden spoon). Fold in the diced Mariani Probiotic Pitted Prunes.
- Use your hands to knead the dough. If the mixture is too wet, add a bit more coconut flour. If it’s too dry and doesn’t hold together well, knead in one teaspoon (or two) or water.
- Scoop out tablespoon-size portions and roll into one-inch balls using your hands to create a bite-sized treat.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes and serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300
There you have it a picky eater approved, healthier breakfast alternative for the upcoming back to school season. Plus, Supercharge your immune system and improve your gut health with a purchase of Probiotic Prunes at Stop and Shop and other stores near you!
Do you like prunes?
Will you make these No Bake Oatmeal Cookie Balls for back to school?
Now, share with me in the comments…