Easy Berry Chia Yogurt Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Looking for a quick and easy healthy breakfast idea? This berry chia yogurt breakfast bowl is nutritious, delicious and so easy to make. It’s the perfect way to get your day off to a healthy start!

It also makes a delicious healthy snack any time of day.

Berry Chia Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

Berry Chia Yogurt Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup of Greek yogurt
2 Tablespoons honey, divided
1 Tablespoon of chia seeds
2/3 cup of chopped berries (strawberries, blueberries and/or raspberries)
1/4 cup of granola
1 Tablespoon of sliced almonds
1 Tablespoon of pomegranate seeds

Makes 1-2 servings.

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix together Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon of honey, and chia seeds.

Mix together greek yogurt, honey and chia seeds.

In this order, layer yogurt mixture, berries and granola into a bowl.

Berry Chia Yogurt Breakfast Bowl - mix together greek yogurt, chia seeds and honey.
Strawberries, blueberries and pomegranate seeds for berry yogurt chia breakfast bowl

Sprinkle with almonds and pomegranate seeds, and drizzle remaining honey over top.

Healthy breakfast or snack idea: Fruit chia yogurt breakfast bowl

Enjoy!

A Berry Yogurt Chia Breakfast Bowl is a healthy way to start the day

 

A healthy and yummy way to start the day - a breakfast bowl with greek yogurt, berries, granola, honey and pomegranate seeds.

This recipe also works really well when you layer it into parfait dishes. If you’re having trouble getting your kids to eat a healthy breakfast, try this as a breakfast parfait – they’re sure to love it!

Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte Recipe

Slow cooker gingerbread latte recipe - an easy and delicious recipe for the holidays

Winter weather is here, and the Christmas holidays are just around the corner. ‘Tis the season for holiday get-togethers, delicious food and of course yummy hot drinks like fancy lattes and hot chocolates.

Before you plunk down $5 (or more!) for a specialty drink at your favourite coffee shop, why not try making a delicious latte at home at a fraction of the cost? This Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte recipe is so easy to make, and is the perfect treat to enjoy while you’re doing some online shopping, wrapping gifts or watching your favourite holiday movie with your family.

It’s also a wonderful drink to enjoy on Christmas morning or at a holiday get-together with friends. It’s easy to make a big batch of it so you have lots to go around.

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Slow Cooker Gingerbread Latte Recipe

Ingredients:

5 cups of strong brewed coffee*
1 Tablespoon molasses
1 1/2 cup of half and half cream
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ginger
Whipped cream (optional)

*Instead of coffee, you may also use 5 cups of water + 10 teaspoons of espresso powder

Directions:

  1. Pour the coffee into the slow cooker.
  2. Add in the molasses, cream, and spices. Stir with whisk to combine well.
  3. Cover and heat on high for 45 minutes or low for 2 hours.
  4. Ladle into mugs or glasses. (Be careful – drink will be very hot!)
  5. Garnish with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Makes 4 servings.

easy to make this gingerbread latte in your crockpot

 

slow cooker gingerbread latte recipe

40 Cute Christmas Crafts for Kids

40 Cute Christmas Crafts for Kids

The holidays are coming, and there’s something about Christmas that always makes me want to do crafts. Making crafts with your kids is a great way to spend some quality time together, and it’s easy to do it very cheaply by using odds and ends from around the house.

It’s always fun to look back at some of your kids’ crafts years later. I know I’ve kept some of my kids’ handmade Christmas ornaments and decorations, and they never fail to put a smile on my face when we pull out the Christmas decoration boxes every year.

Here are 40 inexpensive and cute Christmas crafts for kids to help inspire your family’s crafting adventures this holiday season. Which one is your favourite?

Handprint Santa Salt Dough Ornament – Easy Peasy and Fun
Paper Plate Laced Christmas Tree Craft – I Heart Crafty Things
Sea Glass Ornaments – Salt Dough Tree Ornament – Red Ted Art’s Blog
Paper Plate Christmas Wreath– Glued to my Craft
Egg Carton Christmas Tree Craft – I Heart Arts n Crafts
Cutest Ever Reindeer Finger Puppet Craft – Artsy Momma
Easy DIY Felt Christmas Tree Ornament hello, Wonderful
Pom Pom Cone Christmas Tree Craft – Easy Peasy and Fun
Egg Carton Christmas Tree Craft– Fantastic Fun and Learning
Footprint Rudolph Christmas Cards – Happy Hooligans
Reindeer Origami Corner Bookmark – Easy Peasy and Fun
Paper Plate Christmas Tree– Creative Family Fun
Simple Egg Carton Snowflakes – White House Black Shutters
Easy DIY Popsicle Stick Elf Kids Craft – I Heart Arts n Crafts
Santa Corks & Santa Bowling – Red Ted Art’s Blog
Fingerprint Christmas Tree Salt Dough Ornament – Easy Peasy and Fun
Easy Christmas Tree Ornament – Ginger Snap Crafts
Paper Plate Layered Christmas Tree Craft – I Heart Crafty Things
Egg Carton Bell Christmas Craft – Fantastic Fun and Learning
Cardboard Tube and Paper Plate Wreath Craft – Reading Confetti
Festive Printable Holiday Paper House Luminaries – hello, Wonderful
Make a Wreath– Kids Activities Blog
Little Santa– Susan Weinroth
Christmas Cootie Catchers – Easy Peasy and Fun
Reindeer Craft Frame – The Educators’ Spin On It
Christmas and Winter Kaleidocycles – Hattifant
DIY Puzzles for the Advent Calendar – Crea Mamma
Paper Plate Christmas Elf Craft – I Heart Crafty Things
Handprint Christmas Tree – The Imagination Tree
Kid-made DIY String Art Christmas Cards hello, Wonderful
Footprint Penguin Canvas Keepsake – Fun Handprint Art
Kids Christmas Art Projects – Pinkie for Pink
Make a Paper Plate Reindeer – Education.com
Christmas Luminary Mason Jar – Craft Bits
Paper Cone Santa Craft – Easy Peasy and Fun
Walnut Reindeer Ornament – Red Ted Art’s Blog
Christmas Santa Sleigh Craft – Itsy Bitsy Fun
Make a Popsicle Stick Reindeer Ornament With Your Kids – Crafts by Courtney
Santa Hat Homemade Christmas Ornament Using Craft Sticks – Buggy and Buddy
Cardboard Tube Christmas Tree Craft made with Handprints – Fun Handprint Art

Do you have any favourite Christmas crafts to do with your kids? Please share!

White Chocolate Oreo Christmas Wreath Cookies

These white chocolate Oreo Christmas wreath cookies are so easy and perfect for any Christmas gathering

The holidays are coming, and that means lots of parties, gatherings and celebrations are just around the corner. If you’re looking for an easy recipe that is festive and tasty, these White Chocolate Oreo Christmas Wreath Cookies are just what you’re looking for.

With just three ingredients, these yummy holiday treats won’t break the bank and are sure to be a hit at all of your holiday gatherings. They also make great little gifts for teachers, neighbours, co-workers, babysitters – well just about anyone really!

Easy White Chocolate Oreo Christmas Wreath Cookies

Ingredients:

1 bag of Oreo Cookies

Red and Green M&M’s

2 bags White Candy Melts or Ghiradelli White Melting Wafers*

* You can also use white melting wafers from the bulk food store.

Directions:

First, melt your chocolate wafers according to package instructions.

Once your chocolate is melted use a fork to dip an Oreo cookie in to coat it in chocolate.

dipping Oreo cookie into melted white chocolate

Gently shake off excess chocolate.

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Gently place the cookie on wax paper or parchment paper.

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Take two red M&M’s and place them on their side, in a V shape.

Oreo wreaths - an easy recipe for Christmas

Place green M&M’s around the edges of the cookie in a circle.

Decorating dipped Oreo cookies as Christmas wreaths

Allow chocolate to dry. Enjoy! 

These Oreo Christmas wreath cookies are quick and easy treat to make for Christmas gatherings

Store cookies in a bag or sealed container until ready to eat or give as a gift.

Simple holiday treat: White chocolate covered oreos with wreath design

These cookies make a lovely addition to a holiday party dessert tray and as I mentioned, they make great gifts (as long as you can resist eating them all yourself!)

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5 Frugal Christmas Card Ideas

Are you planning to send holiday cards this year? Old fashioned paper holiday cards have not gone out of fashion completely. In fact, many people still send Christmas cards even if they don’t send traditional mail any other time of the year. However, if you want to send out very many cards, the costs can add up rather quickly.

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So what can you do if you want to send out cards but you’re trying to keep your holiday costs down?

Well, one option is to send an e-card from a site such as Hallmark, JibJab or Blue Mountain, but if you prefer to send a physical card, here are five frugal Christmas card ideas:

1. Buy them from the dollar store. It’s the thought that counts and you can always include a personalized note inside. Dollar stores often have boxes of cards for only $1 or $2 each and they even have some cute designs, especially if you buy early before all the good ones are gone.

2. Make your own cards. You can buy inexpensive supplies or recycle materials you already have at home and make your own cards. You can even get the whole family involved. It can be a lot of fun and you’re guaranteed to have the most unique cards this season.

3. Recycle cards from a previous year. There are ways to do this without being tacky. For example, you can cut the design portion of the card and use it as a post card if the other side isn’t written on.

4. Send postcards. They are cheaper than regular cards because they’re smaller. You can have custom ones printed up with your family photo, or just grab a stack of generic cards and write some nice notes on them.

5. Print something online. You can use a site like Vistaprint or similar online services to have Christmas cards printed inexpensively – especially if it’s your first time using them, as you can usually find some great discount codes for new users.

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Sites like PicMonkey and Canva also make it very easy to create your own custom holiday cards and print them at home.

5 frugal Christmas card ideas. Sites like PicMonkey and Canva make it easy to design your own Christmas cards
Sites like PicMonkey and Canva make it easy to design your own Christmas cards

With these five frugal Christmas card ideas, you’ll have no excuse not to send great Christmas cards to your friends and family this year. The only thing left is to get started, so you have time to get them in the mail before the holiday season arrives!

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