I’m super excited to be apart of this project from The Women Bloggers and Kendal King Group to share the goodness of Nestle Gerber Cereal!
As momma’s of little ones we often tend to pinch penny’s for the things that are really needed. Things like diapers, the next clothes size our toddlers are growing into or nutritious food for our family. And if you are anything like me you also find it hard to make time for yourself and/or spend money on yourself.
Don’t get me wrong there have been times were I treat myself or add up my holiday gifts to do something just for me. But for the most part our focus is on our families. There is for sure a place for that! So how do we take care of ourselves and our families, stay on budget and get some treats for ourselves?
That is where getting creative and using things we already have comes in!
When I was invited to be apart of this #CookingWithGerber campaign I automatically thought about the time my friend gave me her leftovers when her kid no longer was eating the rice cereal and then a few months later when I had some extra left. That then got me thinking how could we use these baby cereals to create something for ourselves?! Something for mom!
Of course, there are a ton of unique ways to use Nestle Cereals in food recipes that not only would be enjoyable to eat, but also gives some recipes a boost of nutrition! Things like: Berry Oatmeal Bread, Strawberry and Cream Oatmeal Crepes, Strawberry Cheesecake Bites, Cranberry Oatmeal Almond Bar, and so many more! I wanted to go beyond food, though. Something mom’s could really soak in and enjoy!
After some Pinterest research and testing out some recipes I concluded that we could use any of the regular oatmeal or rice cereal as a replacement for ground oatmeal in bath products! Here are two bath products for you to enjoy with the left over Nestle Gerber Cereals!
Lavender Bath Soak
1 Cup Nestle Gerber Oatmeal Cereal (all varieties found at Walmart)
2 Tablespoons Culinary Lavender
1 Cup Lavender
2 Drops Lavender (optional)
Measure out all ingredients.
Mix together. Store in airtight container
Sprinkle in bath. Enjoy!
Lavender Bath Bombs
1/4 Cup Nestle Gerber Oatmeal Cereal
1 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Citrus Acid (found in canning supplies at Walmart)
1/2 Cup Sea Salt
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
Mix all dry ingredients together.
Melt coconut oil in microwave (only takes 10-15 seconds)
Add melted coconut oil to dry mix. Mix together. (It will look like moist sand and start to clump together.)
Shape the bath bombs. I used a rounded coffee scoop. I have seen others use a meatball shaper. (Make sure to compact the mixture in your tool tightly. Let set for 30-60 seconds. Then, gently remove.
Let bath bomb dry for 24 hours before placing in air tight container or packaging to give away.
Whatever age your kids are there are ways to use Nestle Gerber Cereals! It’s a fast snack for the little ones. Add it for a substitute in recipes for your toddlers or bigger kids. And now, you have two ways you can use it for yourself as well! Because mom’s deserve some TLC too!
What are some other ways you feel you could use Nestle Gerber Cereal?
Until Next Time- Truly Love,