Wednesday, May 27, 2015

What Kids Eat Wednesday


Welcome back to What Kids Eat Wednesday!

We were so excited to see the amazing entries last week, feel free to check through the link for food inspiration for your family too!

With so many great entries, it's hard to pick just two or three to feature, but thankfully, my cohosts picked a few of their own too.


This week, we managed to narrow it down to three, but we bookmarked a bunch to try!:
Every Wednesday, you can look forward to finding the best kids kitchen ideas, bento lunches, easy healthy recipes for your family, and even learning and sensory activities for kids involving food! We will check out every link and feature our favorites the following week, if you're looking for some quick inspiration!

I hope you find great inspiration here, and be sure to check out my awesome co-hosts -- especially the Pinboards!

Shannon Carino, BentoLunch.net
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Grace Hall, Eats Amazing UK
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mexican-Style Bento Lunch

While we're off camping in New Mexico, I saved a couple of lunches to share!

Occasionally, we go with a themed lunch and we love to take advantage of the in-school microwave option.  I try to send things that are easy to heat up and just need a paper towel to rest on.


In this lunch, we combined theme and microwave for a yummy Mexican lunch.  The kids took homemade beef and bean burritos (I love this recipe from Real Mom Kitchen) along with salsa to dip them in and some tostada chips too.  I added a side of cantaloupe and a Gogurt, and likely a granola bar for a snack (usually a safe bet). Lunch is packed in our Easy Lunchboxes.

  Disclosure: I am a Gogurt Lunchbox Blogger.  This lunchbox was created as part of my relationship with Gogurt and I was compensated for my time and design.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Snacking-Style Bento with PlanetBox Shuttle

While we're off camping in New Mexico, I saved a couple of lunches to share!

Sometimes lunch is more of a snack too, it all depends on the time of day!


This lunch features some of Ben's favorite cheesy zucchini bread that I added ham to, which gave it a quiche idea.  He also had some grapes, a peach applesauce, and a TMNT Gogurt.  This snack is packed in our PlanetBox Shuttle.

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  Disclosure: I am a Gogurt Lunchbox Blogger.  This lunchbox was created as part of my relationship with Gogurt and I was compensated for my time and design.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Breakfast On the Road Bento

We're off to camp this weekend, and any camp drive needs a bento for on the road.

If you've been here for awhile, you'll know my food in the car rules involve "neat foods".


This breakfast includes blueberry bagels with blueberry cream cheese, a side bowl of diced cantaloup (which also came *with* a fork) and a tube of strawberry Gogurt.  Breakfast is packed in assorted smaller containers so we could pass things out more easily.

  Disclosure: I am a Gogurt Lunchbox Blogger.  This lunchbox was created as part of my relationship with Gogurt and I was compensated for my time and design.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What Kids Eat Wednesday


Welcome back to What Kids Eat Wednesday!

We were so excited to see the amazing entries last week, feel free to check through the link for food inspiration for your family too!

With so many great entries, it's hard to pick just two or three to feature, but thankfully, my cohosts picked a few of their own too.


This week, Ben helped me pick a couple of posts he liked too, so we chose:
Every Wednesday, you can look forward to finding the best kids kitchen ideas, bento lunches, easy healthy recipes for your family, and even learning and sensory activities for kids involving food! We will check out every link and feature our favorites the following week, if you're looking for some quick inspiration!

I hope you find great inspiration here, and be sure to check out my awesome co-hosts -- especially the Pinboards!

Shannon Carino, BentoLunch.net
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Visit Shannon Carino's profile on Pinterest.

Grace Hall, Eats Amazing UK
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Visit Grace @ Eats Amazing's profile on Pinterest.

Jennifer Tammy, Study at Home Mama
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Visit Jennifer Tammy's profile on Pinterest.

 Let's Start the Party:


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Red, White & Blue Snack Bites

Having a little fun on a rainy day and decided to try a little snack bite idea I've had in my head!  These are perfect for the little ones in your life, and the not so little one at my house was happy to nosh on them too!

  • Cut fresh bread into teeny cubes with a knife (or we used our FunBites square cutter).
  • Top each piece with a dab of sweetened cream cheese.
  • Add a fresh berry on top of the cream cheese, and enjoy!
We wanted to add blackberries and strawberries too, but those were already eaten.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Flower Power Pudding Cups! #SnackPackMixins

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It's spring in Colorado and we were hoping that our April showers would bring May flowers!  At the rate things are going, we are switching that to May showers bringing June flowers.  But at least we can make our own cute little flower power spring pudding cups to brighten up the day!


The kids and I headed off to Walmart in search of Snack Pack pudding cups and some decorations to make our own little flower pots.  Now, in theory, one would think that chocolate pudding would look more flower pot-like, but I have one kid who really prefers vanilla so vanilla flower pots it was.

But, before we could make the flower pots, we had to make the flowers.  They're very easy to do and only take a few minutes to assemble.


What You Need to Make Flower Power Cookies:
Vanilla wafer-style cookies
Candy melts
Candy coated chocolate circles or fruity flavored round candies

How to Make the Flower Power Cookies:
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment to catch spills and lay out a few rows of vanilla wafers.
Top each with one candy melt and bake for about 7-8 minutes, until the melt has softened (but still has it's round shape).


Remove from oven and press one round candy into the center of the candy melt, then press six more circle candies around to form a flower.
Let the candy melt cool and set.

We made these the night before while the oven was on for dinner, but as long as they set, you can make them the same day!  Once you have enough of them, it's time to make Flower Power Pudding Cups!

What You Need:
Snack Pack Pudding Cups
Flower power cookies
Crumbled chocolate cookies
Shredded coconut, dyed green
Gummi worms


How to Make Flower Power Pudding Cups:
Open your pudding cup and smooth out the pudding if necessary.
Top with a few spoonfuls of crumbled chocolate cookies.
Add a sprinkle of green coconut on top of that.
Place a flower power cookie in the center of the pudding cup.
Accent with a gummi worm.
Eat and enjoy!


Do you love the other little flowers?  Those are made from an awesome new product from Snack Pack!  Snack Pack pudding bars are all new to Walmart!  They come both chocolate fudge and chocolate caramel flavors.


We opened those and pressed out flowers with a simple metal flower cutter for decoration.  We noshed on the extra pieces but they would be extra yummy stirred into a pudding cup too!

What would you mix into your perfect pudding cup?
 

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