Five ingredients! That’s it! Whip up these no-bake, nutritious and high energy snacks in minutes as the perfect grab-n-go snack, made with protein-packed Pic’s Peanut Butter! Trust us, they won’t last long!

Tiny Green Mom’s Peanut Butter Energy Bites

Ingredients

3/4 cup Pic’s Peanut Butter

2 Tbsp. organic honey

1/2 cup ground flax seeds

1 cup old-fashioned oats

1/2 cup Lily’s Sweets Dark Chocolate Baking Chips

Pic's PB & Energy Bites 1

Preparation

Combine the first 4 ingredients in a bowl; stir to combine. Add in the chocolate baking chips and mix everything together.

Pic's PB & Energy Bites 2

Place the mixture in the refrigerator for a couple minutes, and then roll the mixture into 1 inch balls. Store in an airtight container.

Makes approximately 16 energy bites.

*Company generously provided samples for review and recipe development. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

 

 

As if you can’t tell, “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom is into smoothies this summer! Summertime is HOT, especially in Florida, and hydrating smoothies are always a good idea! They make tasty popsicles, too, which the kiddos really like after a day spent in the pool!

Summer Dream Smoothie

Ingredients

8 ounce coconut or almond milk (“Mom” prefers Orgain Organic Protein Almond Milk)
1 scoop Berry Warrior Blend
½ cup diced cantaloupe
½ cup diced watermelon
1 to 2 teaspoons lime juice
Few mint leaves
Handful ice

Preparation

Add all ingredients except the mint leaves to blender. Puree until smooth. Pour into glass, garnish with fresh mint leaves, and enjoy!

*Recipe and image courtesy of SunWarrior.*

Traveling with baby in tow means lots of gear to lug around for the tiniest member of the household! This summer, make sure to take along these new products that “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom has recently been introduced to if you have a baby on board!


SHOLDIT Pocketed Nursing Scarf Safari print

Pocketed Nursing Scarf by SHOLDIT

Breastfeeding mommas know that nursing an infant when traveling and away from the comforts of home can be difficult! With “Mom’s” youngest being only 5 months old, the new Pocketed Nursing Scarf by SHOLDIT has been a necessity! “Mom” can comfortably nurse her son and keep necessities and other small items within reach, including a burp cloth, tissues, pacifier, lip balm, and cell phone. The Pocketed Nursing Scarf is lightweight, breathable, and incredibly soft against her baby’s skin, and “Mom” can wear it as a stylish neck wrap or shrug, as well as fold it into a convenient little clutch purse. When it comes time to nurse baby, it can simply unwrap and be draped for necessary coverage. For the inevitable spit-up and burps after feeding, it is good to know that the Pocketed Nursing Scarf is machine washable, too!

Dapple Baby Pure N Clean

Pure ‘N Clean Everything Wipes

With the busy travel season in full swing, dapple’s travel size Pure ‘N Clean Everything Wipes will make road trips, flights, and train rides with babies and toddlers a clean breeze. The travel-size packets fit in any diaper bag, carry-on, or purse and will easily wipe away sticky fingers and messy spills. These baby-friendly wipes are made from plant-based, biodegradable ingredients and are fragrance-free. Pure ‘N Clean Everything wipes are available at BuyBuyBaby.com, Diapers.com, and Babies “R” Us. $4.99.

Kangavou 1

Kangavou Dishware

Say bye bye to cheap plastic containers! Here’s a healthier option to hold your little one’s snacks and drinks for road trips this summer! Kangovou offers high quality food-grade stainless steel kid’s dishware products that are BPA, PVC, phthalate, lead, and melamine free. From cereal bowls, compartment plates, snack bowls and sippy cups, Kangovou dishware products are made from quality food-grade, Type 304, 18/8 stainless steel that is naturally anti-bacterial and will not leach chemicals. The plates and bowls come with a protective outer cover, making it easy to keep snacks packed and ready to eat when on-the-go! Kangovou dishware is lightweight, durable, does not rust, cleans easily with soap and water, and is top shelf dishwasher safe. We love the cool, retro-inspired colors and design, too!

Palmer's Baby Sunscreen

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Baby SPF 50+ Sunscreen for Body & Face

New from Palmer’s, this gentle SPF 50+ sunscreen with natural moisturizers is perfect for protecting delicate baby skin from harmful UV rays! This creamy sunscreen glides on easily, and is free of phthalates, PABA and paraben. Tuck a tube into a diaper bag, backpack or purse to make sure you can reapply as needed when enjoying the fun & sun! For a mess-free, no spill option for older children and parents, take along their Eventone Suncare Sunscreen Stick SPF 50! $7.47

babyganics swim diapers

Babyganics Disposable Swim Diapers

In addition to making sure your diaper bag is stocked with diapers for baby, you will want to have a swim diaper or two thrown in, as well! Be prepared in advance for impromptu stops at the splash park with Babyganics Color Changing Disposable Swim Diapers! Featuring an easy pull-on design, the diapers won’t swell when in the water. Found exclusively at Target, these swim diapers not only keep baby covered and protected in water, but feature unique color-changing technology that reacts when exposed to sunlight. As the newest extension to their line of baby-safe diapers, the Swim Diapers are made with a core using sustainable materials and a water-resistant soft cover. $9.99 at Target.com.

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

Here’s a healthy alternative to deep frying – EVOO Oven-Cooked French Fries! As you plan your menu for your upcoming 4th of July gathering, this recipe for making your own delicious & organic french fries is a great choice to accompany anything you may be grilling!

Gaea’s French Fry Recipe

Ingredients

4 1/2 cups organic potatoes
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil GAEA PDO Region Kalamata
Coarse salt
Fresh pepper
1 teaspoon of smoked paprika

Preparation

Preheat the oven at 450 F.
Scrub the potatoes clean and cut them into slices approximately 1 cm thick.
Place them in a bowl filled with water and leave them for approximately 15 minutes.
Drain the potatoes, season them with salt and pepper and place them on a baking dish. Top them off with Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the PDO region of Kalamata.
Roast in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
Season with paprika.
Reduce the temperature to 400 F and bake for 10 more minutes or until they get a nice golden color.

*Recipe and image courtesy of GAEA.*