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Back to School Tips {Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies}

My boy is not quite ready for Back to School, but we are definitely taking notes right now from all the expert moms out there! Although he would love to be heading to Kindergarten this year, he is just as excited to see some of his friends starting Pre-K and Kindergarten. He is also excited to be moving up to the last daycare class before his big day!

Practicing for Back to School #CBias




Top Five Tips for Back to School



Tip #1 – Start a morning routine.

Tip #2 – Start shopping early for school supplies and clothing. 

Tip #3 – Start the bedtime routine.

Tip #4 – Visit the school and introduce your child to the teacher(s). 

Tip #5 – Talk to your child about his/her excitement and worries.






The Boy and I shopped a while back for Back to School supplies to give to his friend and his favorite teacher and since then he has been excited about school. We have started a morning routine and earlier bedtime routine. We have done a little bit of Back to School clothes shopping. We talk about riding the school bus and going to school. My boy is itching to go!

Although my boy is not going to school just yet, he still comes home from daycare everyday with a little hunger and usually needs a snack before Daddy can get dinner ready. He and I have both been wanting a smoothie {or snooovie, as he would say} so I’m going to surprise him today! 

After School #SmartSnack with DelMonte Fruit Cups!

Del Monte Diced Peaches Fruit Cups on Rollback #SmartSnack #CBias

I had a little time alone this afternoon and decided to run by Walmart before picking up my boy from daycare. I needed to get a few things for dinner and I wanted to surprise The Boy with the supplies to make a “snooovie” {otherwise known as a smoothie}. I knew I wanted to start with Del Monte Fruit Cups because they are so handy for afternoon snacks so just in case our smoothies didn’t work out, we would have the fruit cups on hand. The Boy and I love these so much that they don’t last long in the house normally. 

Diced Peaches in Cinnamon and Brown Sugar @DelMonteFoods #SmartSnack #CBias

I came across these Diced Peaches in light syrup with Cinnamon & Brown Sugar from Del Monte. This looks so yummy, but I decided to wait on them for today because I wasn’t sure if my boy would like them. If he likes the Diced Peaches and Diced Pears, then we will try these next!

checking out with dinner and #SmartSnack from @DelMonteFoods at @Walmart #CBias

Hubby is making burgers and fries for dinner so I picked up a few groceries that he needed, the ingredients for our smoothies, and a special cup for my boy to use for his after school – Back to School – smoothies. You can see more of my trip in my Walmart shopping for Back to School #SmartSnack Google Album

Ready for the blending - Del Monte Diced Peaches and Yogurt Smoothie #SmartSnack #CBias

The Boy helped make the smoothies by pouring in Diced Peaches, plain yogurt, and ice. I blended it with my new Ninja blender and we had Peach Smoothies! Are you wondering if my boy liked them?!!

Enjoying a smoothie #SnackSmart #CBias

You betcha!! We may have put a little too much yogurt in for our first batch because he got a little sour face and shook. He giggled and said, “Mommy, my snooovie makes me shake!” and then did a little dance. :)

With my Ninja blender, I have a whole pitcher of smoothies waiting in the fridge for every day after school! In fact, when we were headed to bed tonight, he said he wanted another smoothie for breakfast. I love my healthy boy who loves his Del Monte Diced Peach & Yogurt Smoothie!!

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What Back to School tips do you have and What #SmartSnack do you feed your children?!!

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This content has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study forCollective Bias™ and Del Monte. #CBias #SocialFabric. All stories and opinions are my own.


  1. Alicia Ponce says:

    This is a great idea, thanks for reminding me and sharing.

  2. Laura Love says:

    Smoothies are a favorite around our house too! My son loves bananas, which he calls monkey fruit. Makes sense to me, since you always see monkeys with bananas.

    • JanetGoingCrazy says:

      Monkey fruit, that is hilarious!!

  3. Rachel@SmallStepsOnOurJourney says:

    What a brilliant idea! i love smoothies. :)
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  4. adrienne warren says:

    love the smoothie. all the pictures from your shopping trip reminded me of a you tube music video I saw the other day, check it you will love this, your giggle for the day, and you can dance to it to. also great for introducing kids to where food comes from.

    • JanetGoingCrazy says:

      This is so freaking hilarious!! I love it!!!!!

  5. I am so jealous! I want a Ninja too! Your son is so cute.
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    • janet says:

      I love, Love, LOVE my Ninja!! Thanks for the compliment on my son..I am truly blessed!!

  6. Yum! This sounds amazing. My kids love their snoovies as well although I’m a stickler and always add spinach into theirs :)
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    • janet says:

      Hmm..I wonder if I could sneak some spinach into a fruit snooovie?!!

  7. Greta says:

    I never thought about using fruit cups either. Hmmm…
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    • janet says:

      I’m dying to try the pears now.

  8. Mariah says:

    We love smoothies and I never though to use fruit cups! That definitely makes things just a bit easier and opens up a world of flavors!
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    • janet says:

      Yes!! I want to try the Diced Pears next and I might have to go with Vanilla yogurt next. 😉

  9. What a neat idea, very cool. I never would have thought of that on my own. Benjamin looks super excited too :)
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    • janet says:

      Thanks! He is so much fun when we do these little experiments now. He gets excited and then so proud!

  10. Amy says:

    OK, so jealous of your blender. Mine is no good on ice. The snoovie is cracking me up! So cute!
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    • janet says:

      I am in LOVE with my Ninja!! I bought it for a project last month and it is my favorite toy ever!! It is so easy to use, store, clean… I cut my finger on the blade last week and it is SO SHARP!! It is definitely worth the $30 <--awesome price!!

  11. Lyuba says:

    Smoothie sounds good! Love that Lion cup :)
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    • janet says:

      He was so excited about the snooovies AND the cup!

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