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Quinoa Patties with Parmesan and Chives

Quinoa Patties with Parmesan and Chives

If your kids don’t like quinoa, trust me, they’ll like these. Quinoa patties are the best thing of my 2017. Seriously! They are so so good. We can eat an entire batch in one sitting. Including my daughter, who claims that she absolutely ‘hates’ quinoa. […]

Quinoa Pasta Salad with Roasted Chicken

Quinoa Pasta Salad with Roasted Chicken

There’s always something, my child doesn’t like. But I don’t give up. I get determined that one day, she will like something I make if I just get creative enough. Or persistent enough. Or both. But not in a nagging or pushy sort of way. […]

Best Slime Recipe: Clear Glue Fine Glitter Slime

Best Slime Recipe: Clear Glue Fine Glitter Slime

I can’t believe this slime craze is still happening. I feel like it’s been a while since it exploded, and we were really late on the slime band wagon. But we are still finding it difficult to find glue around here, because everyone seems to be buying it in bulk to make SLIME! And here we are, doing the same thing! This recipe is the best slime recipe I’ve found so far. It makes the best slime, that doesn’t lose its consistency for a long time. (As long as you keep it in an airtight container.)

Clear Glue Fine Glitter Pink Slime made with contact lens solution.

And we’ve found, through trial and error, although the chunky glitter slime is nice and sparkly and has a fun crunchy consistency, we like using fine glitter better. It’s less messy, doesn’t really shed glitter and the consistency is nice and well, SLIMY. 

Clear Glue Fine Glitter Pink Slime made with contact lens solution.

I also love using clear glue because we can do stuff like this:

Clear Glue Fine Glitter Pink Slime made with contact lens solution.

And this:

Clear Glue Fine Glitter Pink Slime made with contact lens solution.

There definitely is something cool about the slime consistency. It crackles and snaps. It oozes between your fingers. And it’s kind of mesmerizing. I totally get it. I totally get why kids like it! And making it is the funnest part of all.

Full Recipe here:

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Best Slime Recipe: Clear Glue Fine Glitter Slime

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Best Slime Recipe: Clear Glue Fine Glitter Slime

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the glue and water.
  2. Pour in the glitter, baking soda and contact lens solution.
  3. Mix well until it gets sticky.
  4. Then knead and work it with your hands until it becomes perfect slime consistency and not sticky.
  5. Enjoy!
http://bebeandbear.com/2018/01/12/best-slime-recipe-clear-glue-fine-glitter-slime/

Recipe adapted from: Little Bins Little Hands

*Make sure to store your slime in an airtight container so you can reuse it over and over again. I’ve been using these. They’re also good for snack prepping...

This will totally be a fun Valentine’s activity for kids. You can get pink and red glitter and have a lot of fun with it. Make sure to follow the recipe to the tee. I’m telling you, it’s the best slime recipe ever. It never fails.

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Clear glue fine glitter pink sparkly slime recipe with contact lens solution.

Avocado Toast with Garlic and Over Easy Egg

Avocado Toast with Garlic and Over Easy Egg

There’s so many reasons why avocado toast is so good. It tastes delicious. You can make it in so many different ways. It’s healthy. Full of good fats, whole grains and protein. It’s a great last minute breakfast, lunch or even dinner idea. It comes […]

Healthy and Simple Yogurt Parfait Breakfast

Healthy and Simple Yogurt Parfait Breakfast

When I wake up in the morning, I need a good hour (or two) before I can eat or do anything. Unless it’s coffee. But first, coffee. Right? My husband and daughter on the other hand, need to eat as soon as they wake up. […]

DIY Kids Sushi Plate: Vegetarian

DIY Kids Sushi Plate: Vegetarian

Sushi doesn’t have to be daunting. All you need is a little rice and seaweed, which we always have on hand. And veggies of your choice. It doesn’t have to be fancy either. I do like to make real sushi rolls, but sometimes this DIY kids sushi plate will suffice. Plus, it’s cute. Cutting food into shapes makes all the difference to a kid. My kid anyway. She loves it. What’s not to like, right?! Toddler-approved. Kid-approved. And grown-up approved. Yup, my husband eats this too.

DIY Panda sushi for kids and toddlers.

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Today, I went all vegetarian. I just chopped up some avocado, cucumber and seaweed. The rice I used a rice mold which you can find here. I also chopped up some mango for dessert. The fruit and veggie cutters you can find here.

DIY Panda sushi for kids and toddlers.

And the rest is up to Els. She likes to wrap up the rice and avocado in the seaweed wraps, and munch on the cucumbers at the same time. The mangos she saves for last.

DIY Panda sushi for kids and toddlers.

For more lunch ideas, click on ‘categories’ on the side under ‘bento lunchbox!’ You can also follow me on Instagram!  Let me know if you give this kids sushi plate a try! It’s easy and yummy, I promise!

Happy lunch-making!

DIY sushi plate for kids: Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • Brown or White Sushi Rice
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Unsalted roasted Seaweed - for the eyes and mouth
  • Roasted, salted seaweed
  • Mango (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook rice in a rice cooker until done.
  2. Scoop rice into panda rice mold and press down. Carefully press the sides of the mold to release the rice onto plate.
  3. For the eyes and mouth - use unsalted seaweed and press down into the panda mold punch.
  4. Place the seaweed pieces onto the rice. (The seaweed will stick to the rice on its own)
  5. Chop up Avocado and cucumber. Use fruit/veggie cutters into fun shapes.
  6. Cut roasted, salted seaweed into small rectangular or square shapes with scissors.
  7. Wrap rice with veggies in the seaweed and enjoy!
http://bebeandbear.com/2018/01/02/diy-kids-sushi-plate-vegetarian/

Chocolate Covered Fruit: Easy Dessert Ideas

Chocolate Covered Fruit: Easy Dessert Ideas

Happy New Year, everyone! What are some of your new year resolutions? We decided to end our year with some delicious chocolate covered fruit, because it’s chocolate covered fruit, that’s why! I mean, can fruit look more delicious? We were actually really pressed for time, […]

Clear Glitter Slime for New Year’s!

Clear Glitter Slime for New Year’s!

So what do you guys think? Is slime here to stay?! Or will it be a thing of 2017?! I’m not entirely sure, but we thought we would end the year with a bang, and make some cool, sparkly, clear glitter slime. There are so […]

Simple and Fun Breakfast for Kids and Toddlers

Simple and Fun Breakfast for Kids and Toddlers

I’m totally reminiscing right now of my daughter’s toddler days. Especially since I got sent these cute plates from Oogaa Baby! My first time winning something on Instagram! Aren’t they so cute?? So today, I decided to make my daughter a simple toddler breakfast. Haha. And she loved it.

Star shaped Egg Dippers: Healthy breakfast for toddlers and kids.

These plates are actually perfect for her because she’s not a fan of her food touching (god forbid) the egg touches the pomegranates. Sigh. But I love that they are BPA and PVC free, non-toxic, and you can even bake with it in the oven. I cut her toast into star shapes, gave her a side of juicy pomegranates and a perfectly cooked over easy egg.

Star shaped Egg Dippers: Healthy breakfast for toddlers and kids.

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She loves dipping her toast into the yolk. Which by the way, is the only way she likes to eat her yolk. To cut out the stars, I used a star shaped fruit and vegetable cutter.

Star shaped Egg Dippers: Healthy breakfast for toddlers and kids.

As for the egg, I love to cook our eggs on our little 5 inch cast iron pan. Heat a little olive oil a little under medium. And then carefully crack an egg while pan is hot. Let it cook for about 4 minutes. Then flip with a spatula carefully, and cook for another minute. The perfect over-easy egg. If you want the egg cooked all the way, let it cook for an extra minute or two until fully cooked through.

Star shaped Egg Dippers: Healthy breakfast for toddlers and kids.

Oooh, I also won this cute stainless steel flatware from Delight Flatware, which my daughter also loves. And if you want to get the divided silicone plates, you can find them here.

I’m thinking, I’m not just reminiscing, but totally having baby fever all over again. My little girl is growing up too quickly! *crying

For more simple toddler breakfast ideas check out our no butter no sugar toddler muffins!

Easy Healthy Breakfast Idea for toddlers and kids. How to cook the perfect over easy egg.

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Perfect Over Easy Egg

Ingredients

  • One Cage Free, Hormone Free Egg
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat cast iron pan on little under medium.
  2. Once pan is hot, carefully crack egg. Make sure not to break the yolk.
  3. Cook for approx 4 minutes.
  4. Take a spatula and carefully flip over egg and cook for additional minute.
  5. Add pinch of salt and pepper.
  6. Poke with your knife and let the yolk run.
  7. Dip toast into egg!
http://bebeandbear.com/2017/12/11/simple-fun-breakfast-kids-toddlers/