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A Berry Delicious Snack Time With a Patriotic Parfait

Could you use more snack ideas?  Are you ready to have a Patriotic Snack time?

Today I want to share a patriotic snack idea that will get you and the children in a Patriotic Mood!

Every Summer, I look forward to observing lots of mouth watering and enriching cooking activities in my classrooms. In fact, at my center, our theme during the week of the 4th of July is Patriotic fun and it is a great week for a patriotic snack.

Today I am going to share with you, one of my favorite Summer Time snacks/recipes; “The Patriotic Parfait.” You will find the recipe below. Be sure to pass it on by clicking the share buttons below. Enjoy!

What you will need



Whip Cream

Crumbled Graham Crackers

A plastic clear cup

Make it

Encourage each child to add a scoop of blueberries to their cup, then add some strawberries, crumble a graham cracker over the berries, then squeeze whip cream on the top of the parfait; add a small flag and enjoy!

Does this snack meet Child Adult and Food Program Guidelines?

Yes it does! Be sure to serve the required serving of fruit and the graham cracker is a credible grain or bread. To be sure that this snack is  healthy and low in fat, choose a low-fat whip cream!


*** If you have children in care that are allergic to berries, consider making a jello patriotic parfait. click here


With a Patriotic Snack in mind!


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Save Money When You Buy Milk From Sams Club

Source: Sams Club

Today I made my weekly visit to Sam’s Club to buy food service and housekeeping supplies. After picking up my supplies, I decided to buy some milk while I was at Sam’s Club. I was quite surprised to discover that a Gallon of 1% milk was only $2.66 a Gallon!!!

Not only was I surprised to see the price of milk at $2.66/gallon, but I was so excited to see that I no longer will have to spend $3.87/gallon on milk at the local grocery store. In fact, now that I will buy my milk from Sams Club, I will save my business over $479/year!

If you are a Licensed Child Care Provider, you are required by your local Bureau of Childcare to serve milk to the children enrolled in your program for Breakfast and Lunch. Furthermore,  buying your milk from Sam’s Club can really cut the amount of money that you are spending on milk.

I look forward to your thoughts about this blog post and I hope that you have been inspired to save your business some money by shopping at Sams Club!

Money Saved= More Money in Your budget to spend!!

With Your Child Care Business in Mind,

Shiketa Morgan

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