Peanut Butter and Jelly Berry Fig Bar Sandwiches

This post is sponsored by Nature’s Bakery but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

These peanut butter and jelly berry fig bar sandwiches are made with delicious, soft-baked #NaturesBakery fig bars! Great #backtoschool treat for your kids!

I don’t know about you, but I’m perpetually seeking out good back to school snack and meal ideas.

I am quite bad at adapting naturally to the transition. Summer is for sleeping in, as much as Des lets us, anyway. It’s for spontaneous road trips, trailside ice cream, and juicy berry picking. It’s too bad there’s not an easier way to go from that to the days of 9:00am soccer practice, Back to School nights, colds and other viruses, and regular homework time. With one going to 4th grade and one to 1st grade, I can’t relax into autopilot quite yet. Scarlet is really good at making her own lunches and managing her own schedules, but Des is only a full year into elementary school. I’m still learning my way.

And that’s where Nature’s Bakery comes in.

They began with a simple idea – to make healthy snacks accessible to all – and that’s why joy and optimism are baked into each and every delicious and nutritious bite, made with real fruit and satisfying grains. These fig bars are the perfect on-the-go whole snack – fit for the whole family. Obviously, you know I think about snacks that I can enjoy too! Of course.

Their bars are wholesome, made with real fruit and whole grains, soft-baked, sweet (but not too sweet), satisfying, Non GMO-Project Certified, certified vegan, dairy free, soy free, nut free, and made with no high fructose corn syrup.

Also, they’re awesome. Being a parent is a full-time job and a juggling act. That’s why I prioritize my children’s nutrition with these snacks. And I love anything making our back to school routine a bit, or a lot, easier. These are awesome for breakfast, lunch, snack time, and beyond. Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars are made with the inherent goodness of real, natural and recognizable ingredients. And not only are they healthy, but they’re delicious too. I love to use these wholesome snacks to make fun after school recipes for my kids. That’s why I make these Peanut Butter and Jelly Berry Fig Bar Sandwiches:

What You Need:

Stone Ground Whole Wheat Fig Bars: Raspberry
Stone Ground Whole Wheat Fig Bars: Blueberry
Knife
Peanut Butter
Raspberries
Blueberries

What You Do:

1 – Open the package of fig bars and slice the bars in half – the fig filling is the “jelly”

2 – Spread the inside with peanut butter and then put the bar back together like a sandwich

3 – Top with peanut butter

4 – Then, top with berries

5 – Enjoy!

These peanut butter and jelly berry fig bar sandwiches are made with delicious, soft-baked #NaturesBakery fig bars! Great #backtoschool treat for your kids!

And that’s it! There are so many instances in which these bars come in handy – when you’re on-the-go, headed to work, at a game, during a busy morning, etc. And my favorite time of day – after school time when it’s special snack time!

These peanut butter and jelly berry fig bar sandwiches are made with delicious, soft-baked #NaturesBakery fig bars! Great #backtoschool treat for your kids!

Check out more about Stone Ground Whole Wheat Fig Bars in Blueberry and Raspberry.

Which bar would you want to try?

These peanut butter and jelly berry fig bar sandwiches are made with delicious, soft-baked #NaturesBakery fig bars! Great #backtoschool treat for your kids!

August Bucket List: 5 Places to Snack ‘N Share

This post was sponsored by Nabisco as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

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This is right around the time I have to admit that summer is winding down. Sob.

It’s truly my favorite season and August doesn’t disappoint. Generally July is a mixed bag of birthday celebrations and full camp schedules, and all of that tapers off in August. This year, we got a puppy in late May, so our June and July have been pretty puppy-centric. We did pile the two dogs into the van for our annual trip to Cape Cod, and now we look to August for some excitement. August is your chance, people! This is your time to shine. This is your time to break out the last minute, late summer bucket list. Or it’s time to write one. And make sure, as always, that there are plenty of snacks along the way.

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Our August Bucket List:

1 – DO something with all those berries we picked earlier this summer. I’m thinking galettes, pies, giving them away, canning, jamming, and my true favorite – putting fruit on a cracker with accompanying cheese, dip, peanut butter, etc.

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2 – Go to a local amusement park. We have so many! Bonus points for an amusement park with a water park too. The road trip is part of the fun, so we’ll make sure to have plenty of snacks to share during the ride, and also while at the park.

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3 – Go to the town or county fair. We have quite a few of them in August and they’re always a special occasion. School bus demo derby, ferris wheel, games and prizes. Plus, road trips and picnic opportunities to share snacks!

4 – Go to a children’s museum. There are really good ones in New England in Boston, Connecticut, and even in Vermont. We used to go to them as kids! I remember the long mountainous road trips, and the awesome snacks that my mom packed us.

5 – Go to a drive-in movie. There is one somewhat near here and one near our beach house. I’ve never been!

As you can see, snacks are pretty much what it’s all about. And we get incredible NABISCO snack options from Walmart. These snacks help us to make summertime memories with each other. You can’t forget yumminess for August nights.

And my kids are always there to make sure I get the good ones.

Sweepstakes info:

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What we’re loving:

Family Size RITZ Crackers, Family Size Honey Main Grahams, Family Size OREO Cookies, Family Size CHIPS AHOY!, Family Size WHEAT THINS Snacks, Family Size TRISCUIT Crackers, NILLA Wafers, Sour Patch Kids, and Swedish Fish.

More fun is in store for you this summer. Visit the Snack ‘N Share Pinterest board here, read all about your favorite NABISCO products here, and one last call to enter the sweepstakes here. You definitely don’t want to miss that!

What’s your favorite NABISCO snack?