My daughter and I love anything sensory. Especially if it’s soft and fluffy and colorful. Like kittens. And cotton balls. And FLUFF. Haha. But seriously, we made this insanely easy homemade puffy paint using only 3 ingredients. Ingredients you probably have at home already. Just […]
To another sandwich-free, leftover bento lunch box! You all know how much I love to use leftovers for my daughter’s lunch. It’s the easiest way to put a well-balanced meal together quickly. This is good for kids but adults, too. I would eat this lunch, […]
Let’s get real. Everyone loves a good cheese board. But what’s worse than getting to the cheese plate too late when everything is gone? Getting there right after a swarm of hungry kids with their grubby little hands. Haha. But seriously, I love the idea of making the kids their own kid-friendly cheese board. Which is what I’m planning on doing this Thanksgiving.
I tried to make it kid-friendly and put together some simple crackers and cheese with grapes and dried fruit. (Dried prunes and dried clementines). Some roasted almonds with dye-free chocolate candies. And of course some tangy, crunchy mini cornichons. (The dye free chocolate and cornichons, you can find at your local Trader Joe’s).
Isn’t it adorable? Yes, I call food adorable. My daughter and her friends loved it. And felt very grown up, at that.
As a special treat — paired with a glass of fancy sparkling apple juice.
The options are endless. These were some of the things I had on hand, but any kind of cheese and cracker with a variety of different fruits are great. I would even add some veggies with hummus, olives if your kids like olives. Different kinds of nuts if there are no allergies. Cantaloupe cut outs in different shapes are always popular too.
So this fun, kid-friendly cheese board will be one thing on our Thanksgiving kids table. What are some of your plans?
Which reminds me, I’ll also be making these bite-size pumpkin biscuits too. Can’t wait for Thanksgiving!
Leftovers are the best kind of lunches. As soon as we finish dinner, I make sure to put aside leftovers for the next days lunch for my daughter. Today on the bento box lunch menu: leftover broccoli quiche, grapes and strawberries, persimmons (my fave) and […]
Making lunch should be fun right? Like this Halloween Bento Lunchbox. But more importantly, fun to eat! I think, even the pickiest eaters will like this one.
The purple witch fingers are actually grapes. They’re called Moondrop grapes and they’re naturally long. Crazy right? I attached the slivered almonds on with a tiny bit of almond butter. I cut up some string cheese, added some pretzels, a peeled clementine with celery stem, some organic turkey slices on a bed of romaine and whole wheat toast shaped like a cat with a cat shaped cookie cutter. Underneath I cut up the remainder of the toast and cut out a rectangle and a triangle to make a house. I also gave her some trail mix with two organic bat gummies on top because it’s Halloween, after all.
A complete balanced healthy lunch. Perfect for kids. And actually, really fun and easy to make.
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*When buying lunch boxes, I always make sure to buy ones that are BPA free and phthalate free.
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Happy lunch making!
When my mother-in-law went to the doctor’s office a while back, I remember her telling me her doctor asked her if she’s a toast and tea type of person. A toast and tea person? She asked. Yeah, you know, like you wake up and make […]