Just a few months ago I blogged about a new snack that I had started using in some of my recipes and snacks – Nature ValleyTM Protein Granola. I have always been a huge fan of Granola and had been buying Nature ValleyTM Granola Bars for as long as I can remeber so I was excited to try it out. Since then, we have been through several bags because we have started using it on everything! It is so delicious and such a versatile product that can be added onto so many other foods or used as an ingredient in some of your favorite recipes.
Almost every day, the hubby and I have been adding Nature ValleyTM Protein Granola to our yogurt. We sometimes have this for breakfast or just a snack during the day. Personally, it has become my favorite go-to snack. We also like to make Parfaits with the granola, and the kids LOVE those. We know that parfaits are pretty easy to make and can be totally customized depending on the fruits and yogurt you like most. The kids’ favorite is the one pictured above. It takes just a minute to make and consists of a layer of Vanilla yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, granola and then those layers repeated again. You can obviously change it up to your liking, but this has been a new family favorite and one the kids ask for on a regular basis. 😉
Aren’t parfaits so pretty?! (And yummy?!)
Another treat that we’ve been making is this Granola Caramel Apple Fruit Dip. It is seriously ADDICTING!! It’s another delicious recipe that can be made in a just a minute or two and is great for snacking or even for parties and get togethers.
Here is what you’ll need to make this delicious fruit dip…
Granola Caramel Apple Fruit Dip Recipe
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup caramel syrup
- Nature Valley Protein Granola for the toping
Beat together cream cheese, brown sugar and caramel in a medium bowl until well combined and smooth.
- Spoon into a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Right before serving, drizzle caramel syrup on top along with granola.
We’ve had this fruit dip with the Oats N Honey granola on top, but I personally think the Peanut Butter Granola is the best with the apples and fruit dip.
These are just a few ways you can add some protein AND a yummy ingredient to some of your everyday snacks and meals. Nature ValleyTM Protein Granola is a product we always have at the house now, and I promise you’ll love it just as much and will be adding it to more recipes and snacks each day. 😉
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nature Valley Protein Granola via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.