Berry Yoghurt Quinoa

As much as we emphasize whole nutrition and challenging your children to eat healthy, we also know how HARD it can be on us moms to get all the nutrition our children need to grow strong! We are working this Summer on a campaign with Similac Go & Grow (get your FREE SAMPLE here!) introducing their new toddler mix-in packets which are jam packed full of protein fiber, Vitamin E, DHA and a ton of other goodies. What we love most about this campaign is Similac’s focus on first, getting whole foods in those tiny bodies and then using these mix-ins on occasion for added vitamin support. We will be sharing 5 recipes over the next month including these packets that we think your kiddos will enjoy!similacyogurt (1 of 6)

First up: Berry Yoghurt Quinoa. This one is a favorite among the little babies of the group! What you’ll need:

-1 packet of Similac Grow & Go 

-1/4 c cooked quinoa

-1/4 c plain or flavored yoghurt of choice

-4-5 chopped strawberries/blueberries/blackberriessimilacyogurt (2 of 6)

Mix one packet of Similac Grow & Go together with yoghurt, cooked quinoa and berries. Mix thoroughly and chill for a bit – we find this helps with those teething gums to have it cold! similacyogurt (3 of 6) similacyogurt (4 of 6)

That’s all! So simple, so easy and SO filling. similacyogurt (6 of 6)

Oh…and SO messy 😉

Get your Similac Go & Grow FREE SAMPLE here!

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FRYday

Happy Fryday! Here’s what we got for you this week, so sorry for the link issues.

NICOLE:Nic

Loving these jeans for Summer!

We just bought this Child Carrier for the bike. Sunny still likes to ride with mama, and this one holds a child up to 40 pounds!

Thrilled about this find. The price is incredible and I’ve been eyeing similar ones for 4x this price! I bought the medium size.

I’ve been a lover of the Lumineers for years now, and this new album is thrilling me. 24/7!

Target ALWAYS does it again. Loving my new toteTOTE!!!

I have been helping a friend re decorate his new home, and I cant stop dreaming about this hardware for his bathroom faucet.

JENNA:

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WEARING: My favorite Mom jeans that don’t feel so momish! Love the high rise and distressing on these so much. My favorite crewneck for summer that I am attempting to own in every color and now that it’s on sale I think it’s possible! I’ve been getting so many swimsuits lately and just clothes in general from Asos. They have such fun options and I’m obsessed with the wide selection.

Did you shop the Nike Sale? I know I did (yikes) ! I NEVER see this style shoe on sale so I bought them in both colors. They’re my favorite for working out and every day. They’re so weightless and incredible.

LISTENING:

I’ve been obsessing over podcasts as usual. If you’re in to Serial you’ve got to tune in to Breakdown – it’s just as riveting. I’ve also really been liking the Relationship Alive Podcast my friend Lindsay recommended! it’s super great and been teaching me a lot of great tips to use in my relationships.

ALSO! Follow Emily on Spotify. Everything is amazing but I’m particularly loving tuning in to her Spring Bijou Market Play list.

FEELING:

Great! I’ve actually been in to counting my Macros lately which is a whole new type of eating I’m not accustomed to but I REALLY have resonated with so far. If you have any experience with it or tips I’d love to hear from you in the comments! I’m a total newbie and it’s a learning curve (hello I do NOT eat enough Protein!) but it’s been such a fun challenge. Along side my BBG Sweat App I’ve been finding a lot of success! AND! My favorite EVER Align pants now come in a cropped version and that’s something to shout from the roof tops!

Oh also! If you’re thinking of doing Macros you’ll definitely want a food scale and I really like this one.

WATCHING:

Kardashians and Real Housewives. I mean how predictable could I be?

EMILY:

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Wearing: All about the slip-ons this Summer, I have officially retired from bending down to do anything, let alone lacing a shoe! I had been on the hunt for this very color since last Summer and about died when I finally found them! It’s the perfect blush/nude and goes with everything. They keep selling out, so hurry and grab yours! Pairing it with this dress  (just size up a few if you’re pregnant!) for an easy Summer outfit!

Reading: I had this book recommended to me for post-baby and I am excited to check it out. It’s all about nourishing yourself in the many stages of Post-Partum-ness and what to do for each of the next 40 days. The right foods for the many moods. Looks gorgeous!

Listening: A lot of BØRNS! Every time I hear Electric Love I start to cry. The words remind me of this crazy non-stop kicking baby and how excited I am to meet him! Get me to July 4th! Also don’t let his nutty stage name throw you, he’s from Michigan.

Decorating: We have one the thing on the agenda this weekend, get the baby room ready. My old glider broke (too much Frame brother wrestling will do that) but we are in crazy saving mode, so the budget isn’t huge. I was stoked to find such a good deal on Amazon, of course. Perfectly neutral and so affordable, comparatively!

Watching: Veep is back and I am convinced it’s the only TV worth watching. Although I am biased because it is the only TV I’m watching.

Feeling: All of it. My side joints have caused major chaos this pregnancy making basically any movement painful. I sneezed the other day and it actually brought tears to my eyes it hurt so bad. HA! Sometimes I wonder if my hips are actually broken and I just don’t realize it! Sleep is a struggle and working out is totally impossible so I just feel like a big blob. Who wants to party with Emily, I’ll bring the complaints! New life, magical, blessed. If I add all those qualifiers, I’m safe right?

Eating: My #1 favorite flavor combo this pregnancy is chocolate, peanut butter and banana. Since I can no longer be left alone with no-bake cookies I started making a morning protein shake and it’s satisfying so many cravings and I definitely don’t feel as guilty.

Wanna try? A scoop of this Plant based protein powder. A tablespoon of natural peanut butter, a cup of almond milk, a ripe banana, and two handfuls of ice (10+ cubes.)

 

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#thankorama with Mo Willems!

We love Mo Willems so much over here so we’re are so excited to be working with Disney Hyperion this Summer! May is all about gratitude in celebration of his last book in the Elephant and Piggie series, (check out the video trailer here!) and they sent the funnest supplies for having your own #thankorama party!#thankorama with Mo WillemsWith the end of the school year on our heels there are so many amazing people that touched our kids’ lives that deserve a thank you! Whether it’s their teacher, bus driver, librarian, principal, teacher’s aide, reading buddy, room mom, coach, we will never run out of ideas to help them think of others and show their thanks! You can download your own bubbles here! (Pink // Grey)Mo Willems FavoritesA pile of thank you cards, treats, pretty blossoms and an attitude of gratitude are all we need for our little #thankorama party! #thankorama with Mo WillemsWe also love the idea of giving a good book as thank you and we polled our Small Fry Instagram followers and found one theme across almost all of their favorite’s by Mo Willems – it makes their kids laugh and it makes the mom tear up. To have so many books elicit that reaction in a family makes us even prouder to represent Mo this Summer!! Such an accomplishment.mowillems

The Thank You Book is the last in the Elephant & Piggie series! Already a best-seller! // Leonardo is terrible at being a scary monster but he is good at something else! // Listen to my Trumpet!: A book about opposites and how you don’t need to have everything in common to have a friend. // The entire Pigeon series is hysterical and a big favorite at Small Fry. // Another hilarious one from Mo — We are in a book! // There is a bird on your head! // Edwina — the dinosaur who didn’t know she was extinct and Reginald Von Hoobie Doobie who has to make her see. That name alone will have you all chuckling. // The Knuffle Bunny, One, Two and Free series is another one that jerks the tears.

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go crocs!

When Zappos and Crocs asked us if we wanted to review some of Crocs’ new Summer shoes we were admittedly hesitant. Historically, we have yet to purchase any for our kids, Crocs has picked up a bad wrap along the way for these fashion-loving (vain) mamas, but when thought twice we saw these amazing rain boots and slip-on style sneakers! Go, Crocs! Crocs! The rainboots are that super light-weight Croc material which we have yet to find in another rainboot. Typically our boys boots have been clunky and thick soled, which really isn’t necessary for a romp in a rain puddle! These are easier for them to manage and don’t hinder them from getting all those wiggles out.crocs3They come in all these fun colors too, so each kiddo gets to pick their very favorite. Find them in BLUE // RED // GREEN // the classic YELLOW and PINK too! The style is minimal and totally functional which we love. We have to also note that we got one of our kids’ sizes wrong on this and they were so sad to not be able to wear them. With Zappos crazy amazing return policy (365 days, seriously?) they actually floated our exchange for us. Meaning, they overnighted the new pair of shoes, and instead of charging us for them they gave us two weeks to get the wrong size mailed back in – on them! A true exchange. The only downsize to online shopping for us has been waiting for funds to come back to us when we do returns, so this feature is so incredible!!Crocs!The next style we love are the Bump-It Shoe! This slip-on style is so great for the pool, beach, or any activity where you’re going in an out of different elements. It breathes wonderfully and is soft so it won’t cause irritation or blisters. BLUE // GREYCrocs!So if you’ve been like us and counted Crocs out, don’t go too far! These styles won us over and our kids couldn’t be more excited to rock them all through the sprinklers, puddles, pools, beaches, hikes, parks, playgrounds, night games and whatever other excitements this Summer has in store for them! Thanks to Crocs at Zappos for working with us on this review!