How to Make An Easy Raspberry Oat Delight Dessert!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

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You can never have too many tasty, fresh, and easy desserts in your recipe book. This is especially true when there is a holiday, such as Mother's Day, approaching. What I like to do is find dessert recipes that my kids can also help make. My Raspberry Oat Delight is one of those recipes that fits each of these categories.

For years my family  has been making this dessert for birthdays, family get togethers, and even just for fun. It is one of those dishes that, when served, brings the family together. From the fresh raspberries to the refreshing ice cream, this will be the dessert that you make with your family again and again. With Mother's Day coming up, it's the perfect time to try out my Raspberry Oat Delight!

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Ingredients: 1 package (12 oz. or 2 1/2 cups) Driscoll's Raspberries, 2 eggs, 1 cup applesauce, 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, 1/3 cup white sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 cup toasted coconut, 3 cups oatmeal.

Directions:
1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
2. Mix eggs, applesauce, milk, brown sugar, white sugar, baking powder, and coconut. After mixing add in oatmeal.

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3. Spread oatmeal mixture in 9x13 inch baking dish and add in raspberries.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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5. Remove from oven and let cool.
6. Cut into squares. When ready to serve top with vanilla ice cream and drop additional raspberries on top.
7. Enjoy with your family!

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How to Make an Awesome iPhone School Lunch!

Monday, April 25, 2016

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If your kids are like mine, they are always asking for screen time and wondering when they can get their first iPhone. Bear in mind my kids are 9, 5, and 2. I thought it would be fun if I gave them some iPhones like they had been asking for. Since I'm not independently wealthy, I came up with something that was the next best thing...an iPhone sandwich lunch. There was no way they could complain because it even came complete with an App Store!

If your kids are constantly asking for more screen time, give them something you can feel good about, an iPhone LUNCH! It's not only healthier than more screen time, but it's also giving something they have been asking about for awhile. I made this lunch in an Easy Lunch Boxes container with a Lunchbox Love note.
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Ingredients: 2 slices whole wheat bread, sliced provolone cheese, your child's favorite

How to Make an Awesome Airplane Lunch For Your Kids!

Monday, April 18, 2016


If your kids are into planes and flying like my mine are this simple but awesome airplane lunch is for you. It is so easy this will be one of the shortest posts I have written because it will only take a few sentences. The great thing is that your kids won't know if didn't take you all night to make so milk it for all it's worth. It's not that your kids don't necessarily deserve a complicated lunch, but let's be honest, sometimes simpler is better. This is especially true on nights like tonight when I'm stinking exhausted.  So get out your Easy Lunch Boxes container and easily create this in about five minutes.

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Pee-Wee's Big Holiday Lunch

Monday, April 11, 2016


Just saying this is going to make me feel old. It might even sound a bit weird. Regardless, it's the absolute truth. My kids are obsessed with Pee-wee movies on Netflix right now. You heard me right. It started with Netflix releasing their new Pee-wee's Big Holiday movie where Pee-wee tries to get to New York. Now they are incessantly searching Netflix for more Pee-wee shows.

It makes me feel old because I remember watching Pee-wee as a kid. It's weird because Pee-wee hasn't seemed to age much while I pull a muscle bending over to pick up a stuffed animal. However, the movies are fun and silly, which is something that is nice to see. I am glad Pee-wee is back. To celebrate I made a Pee-wee's Big Holiday lunch for my kids for school! It features his iconic suit and bowtie in a sandwich, his name in fruit and vegetables, and the New York skyline in cheese because New York is his destination in the movie. I created the lunch in an Easy Lunch Boxes container. Have fun making the lunch and be sure to check out Netflix for Pee-wee's Big Holiday!
Ingredients: Whole wheat bread, meat, white cheese, grape tomatoes, red sweet pepper, grey

Star Wars The Force Awakens Rey and BB-8 Lunch

Monday, April 4, 2016


Where's Rey? Maybe you've heard the complaints about Rey and her lack of appearing in the Star Wars Force Awakens toy line. Well, if you can't find her in the stores, make her in a lunch! I tried something a little different in this lunch to create a little bit of a layering effect. I made a Rey sandwich that represents her scavenger outfit that she wore on the planet Jakku. Of course I also had to throw in BB-8 and also some light sabers.

To find out how I made it, read on below. By the way, I made this in an Easy Lunch Boxes container. Make sure and follow me on all my social media channels @lunchboxdad (or using the buttons on

3 Incredible Ideas For An Interactive Lego and Netflix Night

Monday, March 28, 2016

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Being a parent today means there a few essential tools you need. After the requisite time, basic necessities, and love, I would certainly add Netflix and Legos to the list. What if you could combine all of these things into one amazing night? Netflix has added Lego Friends and Lego Bionicle to their lineup. My kids are so excited about these additions. Now all you need to do is add the interactive part. Here are three easy ideas to make that happen.

How to Make an Upcycled Batman v. Superman 3D Picture Frame

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Fandango Family. I was compensated but all opinions are my own.
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If you are a parent, chances are you have a box or two of old action figures. They might be broken or long forgotten, but some might be able to be upcycled to make something brand new that your kids will love. This will work especially well if you have old Superman and Batman figures lying around because, with just a little paint and glue, you can make a custom 3D picture frame for the new Batman v. Superman blockbuster coming out. The toy aisles are already full of merchandise but you can make your little fan something none of their friends have. Once you have made this upcycled superhero frame, make sure and experience the movie using Fandango to make sure you get your tickets!

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