Thank you Stonyfield Organic and the Association of Zoos & Aquariums for sponsoring today’s recipe. As always, all opinions are my own.
This past weekend my family and I went to the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens for the first time. Central Florida is best known for the big theme parks like Disney, Universal Studios, and Sea World. But what tourist and even locals forget about our the true gems of our region. Our local zoo’s and aquariums. I’ve lived in Central Florida for over half my life now and I can’t believe that this past weekend was the first time I’ve ever been (and the same goes for my husband). We had so much fun and I have to thank my friends at Stonyfield for sending my family and I on the trip. My son is at the age where his little mind is constantly go, go, go and he continues to impress us with the stuff he says and knows. The zoo was a fun and great place to expand his little brain and learn more about animals! Stonyfield YoKids is sponsoring the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) SAFE (Saving Animals from Extinction) program; together on a mission to help save endangered species. As part of a year-long effort, Stonyfield will not only be contributing funds to field work but aiming to drive kids and their families to see animals and conservation projects first hand at zoos, aquariums, and on the ground where the research is happening.
So you might be wondering, what does the zoo and Mini Blueberry Yogurt Muffins have to do with each other? The morning that we left for the zoo I baked up a batch of these Mini Blueberry Yogurt Muffins for us to snack on while at the zoo. I also packed some sliced apples and of course some YoKids Squeezers. Did you know that Stonyfield recently announced a sugar reduction across all their yogurt lines – and that includes YoKids! Always made with USDA organic, non-GMO ingredients, Stonyfield YoKids yogurt now features as much as 40% less sugar than the leading low-fat kids’ yogurt. Stonyfield’s efforts and advances in sugar reduction provide a better yogurt option for the entire family, starting where it matters most – with yogurt for kids.
Stonyfield YoKids yogurt is paired perfectly with my mini blueberry yogurt muffins; perfect snacks to refuel on while walking around the zoo. My son just turned 3 last month, and I swear he is all about doing everything himself and no longer wanting to sit in his stroller. Instead he wants to walk like everyone else. Since when did he get so big? He also wants to open his yogurt on his own and take the wrapper off the muffins.