September 20, 2017

Healthy School and After-School Snacks and Giveaway

hans dairy yogurt salad
I always plan on what healthy school snacks I can prepare at home, and keep it ready for my children to enjoy after school. I also try to make sure the snacks they have are nutritious. Although, I love to make a different snack everyday, our on-the-go schedules don't give me time for this. On these days, I love the convenience of having delicious Hans Dairy snacks in the fridge. The Indian style rice pudding, lassi, and yogurt from Hans Dairy is one of our favourites; we can enjoy as is or by adding fresh fruits and berries.  
hans dairy yogurt brownie
The flavourful Hans Dairy fruit smoothies are another favourite. It is a refreshing drink to take to school, enjoy after school or grab-and-go for practices. Our children love taking the smoothies to school because they can drink the amount they want, and close the containers back and keep it to enjoy later. I love that the containers are plastic, convenient to take with, and easy to pack for school. I find the smoothies are a nutritious, healthy choice and contributes towards our children's daily intake of calcium. Hans Dairy Smoothies include natural ingredients, and have the Foodland Ontario symbol, meaning all the ingredients, such as the milk and fruit are sourced locally in Ontario.
hans dairy yogurt brownie
Hans Dairy products such as smoothies, lassies, rice pudding, whipped butter, and yogurt are made in their traditional and time honoured small-scale operation. This family business, now run by two sisters are passionate to continue the legacy their parents begun. Hans Dairy is the first company to launch Dahi, an Indian style yogurt in Canada. Ever since we tasted their products, we always pick up Hans Dairy products when grocery shopping. We appreciate their 100% natural philosophy, and love that we can recognize every ingredient in the products. All Hans Dairy products are free of any artificial sugars, flavourings, colourings, and preservatives.
hans dairy yogurt brownie
I use a lot of yogurt when cooking, baking, and sometimes in salads by swapping yogurt for mayonnaise, for example in this egg and potato salad. 

This nutritious brownie recipe includes yogurt. It is perfect to send to school, enjoy after school or have for dessert. Children will love giving a hand to prepare these brownies, which has a texture similar to cake.

You will need...
1/2 cup butter melted
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla optional
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup Hans Dairy yogurt

Prepare an 8" square baking pan by coating with cooking spray or butter and lightly flour it. 

In a medium bowl, mix the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl, combine cocoa, flour, salt, and baking powder. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and stir. Add the yogurt and stir until just combined do not over mix. 

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in a 350F preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes until a skewer placed in the center comes out clean. Cool completely in the pan before cutting and serving. 
hans dairy yogurt brownie
If you are in Canada and enter to win the Hans Dairy Back to School Giveaway between September 20th to October 6th. One Grand Prize Winner will receive a $500 Canadian Visa Gift Card and 
5 lucky secondary winners will each receive a Hans Dairy Prize Pack value $70.00 CDN. Winner's will be chosen by YMC.

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and Hans Dairy and have received compensation for this post. All opinions in the post are my own. All rights reserved on photographs and written content Createwithmom © 2010 - 2017. Please Ask First


  1. Thanks for the awesome contest and chance to win. #HansDairy has some delicious and healthy snacs for the kids lunches.

  2. Great snacks for the kids. Thanks for the contest. GLTA

  3. I will be making your brownie recipe with yogurt sounds yummy.

  4. Thank you for everything! Great site!

  5. I have been entering your contest using referral links and other people have been using mine. Our entry points never seem to increase. Can you do something about this?

  6. Those brownies! :)


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