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Healthy Snacks with Rice Pudding

Thanks to Kozy Shack for sponsoring this healthy snack post. 

Healthy Snacks with Rice Pudding from Kozy Shack

What are your go-to ideas for healthy snacks? Is pudding on that list?

Well it should be. Kozy Shack makes terrific puddings that are “made right” with all natural ingredients that don’t read like a chemistry set. That is important to me for our family snacks. We enjoy our share of fruits and veggies, but we also like to create healthy snacks that are a little more fun. I decided to create healthy snack options for morning, afternoon and evening using Kozy Shack Rice Pudding along with a few simple ingredients for toppings and mix-ins. My family loves them all.

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Breakfast Pudding

I must admit that I never thought about having pudding at breakfast, but rice pudding with raisins and granola is a great option. This combination provides calcium, protein and grains to start your day off right with a burst of energy. The Kozy Shack pudding cups are only 120 calories so mixing in some granola is a great idea for a hearty breakfast that will still be under 400 calories.

Healthy Snacks with Rice Pudding from Kozy Shack #PuddingLove

Afternoon Pudding

For an afternoon snack, I decided to top the rice pudding with fresh berries. It’s such a great time of year for strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. They all go quite nicely with the sweetness of the rice pudding. Oh no, my mouth is watering just thinking about it again. So delicious. My kids wanted  seconds!

Healthy Snacks with Rice Pudding from Kozy Shack #PuddingLove

Dessert Pudding

Probably most of us think about pudding as an after dinner treat. To keep the calories down, but still get a burst of great flavor and texture, I mixed in two ginger snap cookies. This only added 75 calories. Not bad for a delicious and filling dessert. The crunchy texture and tang of the ginger snaps is great with the pudding. It’s now one of my favorite go-to desserts.

Kozy Shack’s rice pudding reminds me of what my grandma used to make. I hope my new healthy snack creations will be remembered fondly with my children. Perhaps they will pass on this tradition to their kids too. Kozy Shack even hired their own Grandma to keep them in line and ensure they continue to make their pudding the right way, with simple, real ingredients. You go Grandma!

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In addition to rice pudding, Kozy Shack has other great flavors like chocolate and tapioca. You can use their store locator to find out where to buy their yummy puddings near you. The Kozy Shack website is quite fun to explor. They have really cute #PuddingLove quotes and graphics too. I’m partial to the “Rice and Nice” one. Which one is your favorite?

Healthy Snacks with Rice Pudding from Kozy Shack #PuddingLove

Do you like pudding as a snack? What types of combinations do you enjoy?

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  1. Brandy M. says:

    I have always thought of rice pudding as just a dessert. Thanks for the ideas to add variety to this simple dessert that my family will be happy with.

  2. I am a huge Rice pudding fan! Kozy Shack is my go to!

  3. Cinny says:

    That looks yummy!

  4. I never thought about using ginger snaps but I love fruit and granola in my yogurt. Parfaits are so yummy!

  5. melissa says:

    I am addicted to Kozy Shack! I eat one everyday!

  6. Patty says:

    I love rice pudding. I’ve never added anything to it – the gingersnaps sound like they would be super delicious

  7. Jenna Wood says:

    You had me when you added those Ginger Snaps, I would have never thought of that! I like a dessert that isn’t overly sweet but has great flavor and contrasting textures, this would be perfect.

  8. Dede says:

    I seriously love Kozy Shack rice pudding. I buy the big tub and hide it in my fridge, sneaking bites out of it all week long. It’s sooooo good and the only brand I get! I’ve never even considered adding something to it to make it into a heartier snack. That gives me an excuse to buy it more often. Thanks for the tip!

  9. Liz says:

    Ooh, I bet the rice pudding with ginger snaps is great! I love Kozy Shack, they were at BlogHer last year and the year before, I think.

  10. I’m not a fan of rice pudding but my husband is and he’s been trying to eat healthier. I might have to try a few of these out for him!

  11. Melissa says:

    I love their rice pudding. It is the only time that I get rice pudding. I tried making it myself one time and let’s just say I decided it will be better to buy it from now on.

  12. Emily says:

    Those are great ideas! I do something similar with chia pudding! Love adding fruit – so simple yet so yummy!

  13. I will admit we are not a rice pudding family. In fact, I dont like the consistency but I love that you came up with some creative ideas to eat with the rice pudding. So I will definitely add it to my grocery list this weekend.

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