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!

Back to School: Dino Nuggets Mashed Potato & Veggie Bowls

Who doesn’t love Dino Nuggets?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.

#ad Do your kids drop everything for Tyson® Fun Dino Nuggets too? Mine do! That's why I created these amazing #backtoschool #recipes with potatoes and veggies!

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know I thrive on everything that makes kid snacks and meals easier.

After I first made these Dino Nugget Mashed Potato & Veggie Bowls, my daughter took one look at her bowl and said to me, “I will never understand why you don’t think you’re a good cook.” And that made my day! When it concerns my family, I do think I’m a good cook. I’m not a chef and I’ll never appear on a cooking show, but back to school food? That’s my jam. Easy weeknight meals? I do that. Fun and decorated sweets and fun, immersive lunches and dinners? Yeah, I’ve got that.

dino nuggets

Quite simply, we LOVE Tyson® Fun Nuggets. They are fun to eat, easy to prepare, and extremely relevant to putting into fun meals. I mean, who doesn’t love a good chicken nugget mashed potato bowl? We make up our dino nuggets, whip up easy mashed potatoes, steam some vegetables, and arrange them artfully with cheese on top! I like to embed them into the bowls, or have the dinosaurs parading around the bowl. It really depends on which kid I’m serving, and if I’m serving myself!

There’s still so much summer to soak up, but it will pass by lightning fast and I don’t want to wake up bewildered and staring at a calendar in disbelief. Preparing for the school year must be done early for me, because I’m someone who tends to get caught up in and overwhelmed by details and emotions if I’m not extra careful. I ADORE making things more fun.

I’m not exempt from struggling from the work/life balance thing. This is my first summer with more full time work than ever, and this will be my second summer-to-fall transition with full time work as well. There are little tips and tricks we have learned together as a family to suit our busy lifestyles. There are certain domestic and yard duties I simply have to outsource. And, there are certain work duties I simply have to outsource. There are the family priorities that become stronger when life gets busier. For me, that’s having at least one meal or snack a day all together. It can be challenging.

We do it well together, though.

And we have some exciting stuff today with Tyson Fun Nuggets. Over on my Instagram page, I’ll be giving away 2 movie tickets. Simply go to my page and follow these steps! 1) post a picture of your favorite back-to-school meal featuring a Tyson, Jimmy Dean®, State Fair®, Hillshire Farm lunchmeat brand product (product packaging must be visible in image), 2) tag @TysonBrand & use the hashtag #TamaraCameraTysonBackToSchool, 3) comment below and let me know you’ve entered! The winner will be notified via Instagram DM on 8/14/2018 just in time to go see Warner Brother’s Teen Titans Go! This sweepstakes is not affiliated with Instagram.

Giveaway time!

Rules: Entries will be accepted from now until 8/13/18. The winner will be chosen at random and will be DM on 8/14/18. Participating products: Tyson Chicken Strips, Tyson Chicken Nuggets, Jimmy Dean frozen breakfast items, State Fair Corn Dogs and Hillshire Farm Lunchmeat (purchased at Walmart). One entry per person. Make sure your account is public. Must be 18 or older to participate.

You can also read all about the exciting back to school meals your kids need to learn like a true Teen Titan! And you can take their quiz to discover which Teen Titan your kid is, and get exclusive savings on Tyson, State Fair, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm Brands at Walmart by clicking here.

You can also find a great Shopkick offer here!

#ad Do your kids drop everything for Tyson® Fun Nuggets too? Mine do! That's why I created these amazing #backtoschool #recipes with potatoes and veggies!

Lots of fun giveaway and offer news today! And I hope you like my recipe. When I was a kid, I loved chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, and veggies. I really liked them all together as well. This was a recipe long in the making.

Look for THIS fun bag at Walmart in the frozen aisle:

#ad Do your kids drop everything for Tyson® Fun Nuggets too? Mine do! That's why I created these amazing #backtoschool #recipes with potatoes and veggies!

So, what’s your favorite back to school meal?