*This post is in collaboration with Minute Maid and their #doingood campaign. I am honored to be working with a company that I truly love!
Have you ever received a care package in the mail? How did it make you feel? Did it brighten your day? Did it make you feel special?
Minute Maid is on a mission to remind parents of all the wonderful things they do for their children. With all the parenting pressure found out in the world today, it’s nice to recognizing all the good that parents do every single day! As part of Minute Maid’s mission, I want to share with you a fun idea for a Reverse Care Package.
Minute Maid is inspiring others to reassure parents they are #doingood by reversing the tradition of the care package. Through the “Reverse Care Package” effort, everyone is encouraged to express their love, gratitude and appreciation for parents by creating a special #doingood delivery. Watch Minute Maid’s newest campaign video below to learn more:
She was always creating fun ways for us to enjoy our time together growing up, and I wanted to send her a care package to express how thankful I am to have her in my life.
She loves Lemon Poppy Seed Bread and Homemade Strawberry Jam so I decided to make a delicious twist on my Lemon Poppy Seed Bread recipe and bake her this delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Strawberry Swirl Bread.
Lemon Poppy Seed Strawberry Swirl Bread
1/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg white
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. imitation lemon extract
3/4 c. non-fat plain Greek yogurt
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1 1/2 Tbl. poppy seeds
1/3 c. strawberry jam
1 c. powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. Minute Maid Strawberry Lemonade
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
Add the egg, egg white, vanilla and lemon extract and mix until well blended.
Mix in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and poppy seeds.
Mix in the greek yogurt.
Spread half of the batter into a greased bread loaf pan.
Top with strawberry jam, and do not swirl the jam.
Top with remaining batter and carefully spread out evenly.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
While the bread is cooling, make the glaze icing.
Pour the icing on the bread when the bread has cooled completely.
We love to bake our quick breads in these long loaf bread pans! The bread seems to bake more evenly without leaving it burnt around the edges and uncooked in the middle. You can find the ones we use here.
After the icing has cooled and hardened, you can wrap it up in a cellophane bag and add it to the Reverse Care Package. These are the items I included in mine:
Reverse Care Package Items:
- Minute Maid Strawberry Lemonade Drink
- drink jar
- colorful straw
- Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Strawberry Swirl
- printable “I am thankful card”
- printable “I am BERRY thankful card”
- jar of homemade Strawberry Jam
If you would like to print a copy of the “I am Thankful Card” simply click here or on the link below.
To print the gift tag, simply click here or on the link below.
Check out MinuteMaid.com/carepackage to find even more ways to celebrate great parenting this summer with a #doingood deliver. And don’t forget to follow Minute Maid on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!
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