Make a Natural Difference with Smuckers
Smucker’s, Laura Scudder’s, and Adam’s Natural Peanut Butters have teamed up with the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) for their “Make a Natural Difference” campaign. The mission of the NPCA is to protect and enhance America’s national parks for present and future generations. I’m proud to be an ambassador for this program and encourage you to visit the Make a Natural Difference Campaign site to learn more about easy ways you can help preserve our national parks for the future.
It seems like our busy family is always on the go. With all of the hustle and bustle of making it to appointments, practices, and school on time we can forget to make time to catch up on what’s going on in our everyday lives. Planning special time together is important to me so we can strengthen those family bonds. The best times we have together are when we leave all the phones, televisions, and video games behind and get out into nature. Earlier this summer we visited the Fort Matanzas National Monument in St. Augustine, FL. It was one of my favorite memories from the entire summer. We saw gorgeous scenery, explored a few trails, and learned a whole lot about the history of St. Augustine.It was the first time I realized that as our kids grow older memories don’t always just happen, memories are created. And they aren’t going to be created sitting in front of the television. I will never forget the look on Max’s face when we boarded the ferry to take us to the fort. Or Sophie’s face when she saw the boards covered with straw where the soldiers slept.
One of my favorite things to do when we’re hiking and visiting parks is to bring along our lunch so we can enjoy the outdoors while we eat. We’re a family of peanut butter lovers, so you can usually find some in our lunch cooler no matter where we are. Natural peanut butter is full of protein, vitamins, and minerals. I love that the Smucker’s brands have all natural options – just peanuts and salt with nothing artificial. Peanut butter is a staple in our house because it’s so versatile. I can use it to boost the protein and nutrition of smoothies, homemade granola bars, and of course sandwiches.
The kids and I made these peanut butter banana bites for the first time a few weeks ago. They were devoured within seconds. They have become one of our favorite after school snacks. I’m always looking for ways to feed my family wholesome, natural food and this snack fits my criteria perfectly. I use my quick stove top granola to sprinkle on top. These peanut butter banana bites are great frozen treat too.
- ½ cup Adams® 100% Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
- ⅔ cup granola cereal, finely crushed
- 2 medium ripe bananas
- 12 pretzel sticks
- PLACE peanut butter in small bowl. Place granola in seperate small bowl.
- CUT bananas into 1-inch pieces. Add to peanut butter, one at a time, stirring gently to coat all sides. Remove with fork. Place in granola, turning to coat.
- STAND bites upright. Insert 1 pretzel stick into top center of each piece. Serve immediately.
Don’t those look like a fabulous snack? I love that they use pretzels for the sticks – no waste! You can find even more fun peanut butter snack ideas at the Adams Peanut Butter site.
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This post and giveaway are sponsored by Smuckers, Laura Scudder’s, and Adams Peanut Butter. I was compensated for the products I used in my recipe as well as my time to create the recipe, photograph, and create this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.