This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.
My friend Becky invited me and my son over for a lunchtime play date, and when I asked what I could bring, she requested fruit.
I couldn’t bring just any fruit – I wanted to bring something fun and delicious!
I remembered this awesome Lemon Cream Fruit Dip that me and my cousin made for the big Mother’s Day brunch we threw this spring and wanted to make a batch of my own.
The dip comes together in a snap, and is wonderful with fresh fruit and worked really well in the granola cups we made that day, too. Plus, you can make it ahead of time. Bonus!
So I put this together the night before our lunch date, that way all I needed to do was slice up some fruit and head out!
I also brought my son’s absolute favorite new treat – Stonyfield Organic Fruit Snacks!
That’s right – Stonyfield is branching out beyond the dairy aisle, and I couldn’t be more thrilled!
The fruit snacks come in 2 flavors – Strawberry and Mixed Berry. They’re made with real fruit and vegetable juices, ZERO artificial ingredients or preservatives, and contain 100% DV of Vitamin C.
And my favorite part? They’re shaped like little cows!
The kids were having a blast digging in the dirt, running around and giggling up a storm.
Plus they both happened to pick tie dye shirts that day, which was just too cute!
They had such a blast sharing the fruit snacks! They kept swapping bags so they could each try both flavors. Again and again and again.
Who said 3-year-olds can’t share? 😉
It was a super fun day for everyone. Becky made a delicious lunch spread, and afterward the two of us sat outside enjoying some locally roasted coffee while the kids
tired themselves out played.
Because these kids may look cute, but they have seriously caused their mamas to up their daily caffeine intake!
These fruit snacks have been a big hit everywhere I’ve taken them. I brought some to a potluck a few weeks ago where there were about a dozen kids, and everyone went crazy for them.
And because I’m a goofball, I like to say “moo!!” whenever my son or one of his friends bite into one of the little gummy cows. It’s guaranteed laughs every time.
Yep, apparently I’m the grown up here.
And I have to say, I’ve eaten my fair share of these tasty fruit snacks, too, and they’re REALLY good!
I’ve been keeping a pouch or 2 in my purse at all times. Hey, you never know when you’ll need a quick, tasty snack (or a reward for a well behaved kid)!Print
A creamy, decadent dip for fresh fruit, plus details on a delicious new portable treat from Stonyfield!
- 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
- 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp lemon extract
- 1 (7 oz) container marshmallow creme
- In a mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, whip together cream cheese and lemon zest until cream cheese is smooth. Mix in lemon juice lemon, lemon extract and marshmallow cream. Cover and refrigerate until chilled through, about 1 hour (you can do a speed chill, by freezing and stirring occasionally until mixture is cold). Serve cold with strawberries or other fruit of choice.
Recipe from Cooking Classy