Friday, May 30, 2014

Pudding Made Right {A Kozy Shack Giveaway}

A big thank you to Kozy Shack for sponsoring today's post and giveaway!

My family recently started making a big change in the way we eat. We started paying more attention to the labels on our foods- and aimed to cut out or limit the amount of overly processed foods we were putting into our bodies. For us, that meant a lot of shopping on the 'outside' of the grocery stores- you know, where all the fresh produce, meats, and dairy are kept. For our main meals, it hasn't been too much of a fact, it's quite simple to stick to meal plans with fewer, simple ingredients...Snacks, however, were another issue. My son and husband both love to snack and finding better for us options to satisfy a sweet tooth was a little more difficult. Fresh fruits are a great alternative, BUT my son loves his chocolate-y goodness and doesn't want to sacrifice that! Needless to say, when I discovered Kozy Shack offered that great pudding taste in amazing flavors like rice, tapioca and yes, even chocolate without the added ingredients, I was thrilled. REAL ingredients like milk and eggs? Not to mention they're gluten free and a great source of calcium! That's pudding made right!

But just because it's done right, does't mean it cannot be done even better!  Plain ol' pudding might be delicious by itself- especially if you're a purist like myself...but adding in some fun mix-ins can make it even more fun...especially for kids!

Up the Health Appeal
Fruits and berries make a GREAT addition to a pudding snack. They taste great, and make it a great healthy snack! This is particularly great for kids who prefer junk food over health food (ahem, grown ups too). Bananas, rasberries, strawberries...the options are endless. The top choice in our house? Blueberries! YUM!!

Give It A Little Crunch

There's nothing like a little bit of crunch to take a simple pudding snack to the next level. Granola, pretzels, even nuts are ALL great additions...Or even a combination of the above! Delicious, I'd say!

Don't Be Afraid to Indulge...A Little

Crushed candy pieces and whipped topping may go against that goal of healthy eating, but they DO taste great! If we're making the effort to do better elsewhere, it's more than okay to treat ourselves to a little indulgence every now and again.

Check out these fun creation ideas straight from Kozy Shack:

• Bananas & Cinnamon Rice Pudding
Spoon Kozy Shack® Rice Pudding into a small dish. Top with sliced bananas and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon.

• Peaches & Blueberries Rice Pudding
Layer diced fresh peaches, Kozy Shack® Rice Pudding, and blueberries in a small dish. Top with any remaining fruit.

• Chocolate Drizzled Strawberries and Tapioca Pudding
Drizzle strawberries with melted dark chocolate and allow to set. Layer chopped strawberries and Kozy Shack® Tapioca Pudding in a small dish. Top with a chocolate-drizzled strawberry.

• Banana Split Chocolate Pudding
Spoon Kozy Shack® Chocolate Pudding into a small dish. Top with a dollop of fresh whipped cream, a banana spear and a maraschino cherry.

How do you like YOUR pudding? Are you a plain and simple kinda gal? Do you load in the berries and granola...or indulge yourself with chocolate goodness? No matter how you enjoy it, Kozy Shack is there to help. And to help even further, they are offering a fantastic giveaway. One lucky reader will win TWO super cute pudding mugs with spoons, and a coupon for a FREE Kozy Shack product valued up to $4.99. Entering could not be easier...only one super easy entry! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:

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Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household, winning entry will be verified. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery..

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.


  1. Tapioca Pudding is my absolute favorite! I love Kozyshack puddings! Nettie

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  3. I eat pudding after a long day at work

  4. I shared the quote: I top my pudding with more pudding


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