How to Make a Dav Pilkey Dog Man Book Lunch!

Monday, May 25, 2020

How to Make a Dav Pilkey Dog Man Book Lunch!

Have you heard of the New York Times bestselling book series Dog Man by Dav Pilkey? He is the same author who wrote Captain Underpants and his books are my sons' current obsession. So Dav Pilkey, if you are reading this, please know that your books have provided my kids with many hours of joy! We own almost the entire series so I thought it was time that I make a Dog Man quesadilla lunch for my sons.

How to Make a Dav Pilkey Dog Man Book Lunch!

How to Make Star Wars Apple TIE Fighters!

Sunday, May 3, 2020

How to Make Star Wars Apple TIE Fighters!

We are always up for fun Star Wars themed food art in our house so this year I came up with these apple food art TIE Fighters for Star Wars Day, May the 4th. We are in the middle of watching the entire movie series through as a family. We started from episode 1 (yes I know this is controversial) and are including Rogue One and Solo as well. It is such a fun long term goal to have becuase you can easily watch part of one movie and pick it up later in the week if you want to. Which movide in the series would you start with?

To make these apple TIE Fighters, you only need apples, toothpicks, and lemons. The lemons are optional but will prevent browning. Other than that you just need a sharp knife. These healthy snacks are simple to make and your kids will love them! Watch the video below to see exactly how I created these. They are perfect for Star Wars day but of course are great for any day of the year!

How to Make Animal Themed Snack Ideas With Quaker® Chewy

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Quaker® Chewy. All opinions are my own.
How to Make Animal Themed Snack Ideas With Quaker Chewy Bars

You can never have too many snack ideas on hand to make with your kids at home. During times like this when you want easy recipes and activities for your kids to do as well, my fun animal snacks with Quaker® Chewy bars are a fun solution!

How to Make Animal Themed Snack Ideas With Quaker Chewy Bars

Quaker® Chewy bars are made with 100% whole grains and other delicious ingredients so they are convenient, plus these animal recipes add fruit too. Did you also know that Quaker® Chewy classic granola bars contain no artificial flavors or added colors? All of this adds up to a snack that you can feel good about giving to your kids and your kids will love eating!

How to Make Animal Themed Snack Ideas With Quaker Chewy Bars

The great thing about these fox, owl, and monkey themed snacks is that they don't have to be a recipe that you make FOR your kids, but a recipe that you make WITH your kids. You do the cutting and they can do the assembling using my photos and easy instructions below. My family devoured these when we made them and I know yours will as well.

Pro tip: Use vegetable or cookie cutters on fruit to make creating the shapes easy. If you don't have small cutters, a sharp knife will work great but make sure an adult is doing the cutting.

Fox Chewy Bar Snack:
How to Make Animal Themed Snack Ideas With Quaker Chewy Bars
How to Make Animal Themed Snack Ideas With Quaker Chewy Bars

Ingredients: Quaker® Chewy bar, strawberries, apple, raisins.

Directions: Cut shapes as shown in the photo above. You will need strawberry face, ears, stomach, and tail pieces. You will also need apple ears, stomach, and tail pieces. Use raisins for the eyes and nose. Assemble into a fox shape on top of the Quaker Chewy bar as show in the photo above.

Owl Chewy Bar Snack:
How to Make Animal Themed Snack Ideas With Quaker Chewy Bars
How to Make Animal Themed Snack Ideas With Quaker Chewy Bars

Ingredients: Quaker® Chewy bar, apple, raisins.

Directions: Cut shapes as shown in the photo above. You will need apple wings, eyes, beak, and feet. Use raisins for the dark part of the eye. Assemble into an owl shape on top of the Quaker Chewy bar as shown in the photo above.

Monkey Chewy Bar Snack:
How to Make Animal Themed Snack Ideas With Quaker Chewy Bars
How to Make Animal Themed Snack Ideas With Quaker Chewy Bars

Ingredients: Quaker® Chewy bar, dried mango, raisins.

Directions: Cut shapes as shown in the photo above. You will need dried mango face, stomach, tail, and ears. Use raisins for the eyes, mouth, and ears. Assemble into a monkey shape on top of the Quaker Chewy bar as shown in the photo above.

So when your kids ask for a snack for the hundredth time today, get out your Quaker® Chewy bars and some fruit to make these animals together. You can even use your own ideas to create even more animals! 

How to Make a Spring Flower Food Board

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Dandy Produce. All opinions are my own.
How to Make a Spring Flower Food Board

You don't need to have a big gathering of people to have huge fun with a food board! Food boards are a fantastic way to feed your family and way easier to make than you think. Our family loves them because everybody gets to choose what they want from a huge variety of foods. We like to include vegetables like radishes and celery, and combine them with dips, cheeses, and meats.

I had the idea for a spring flower board because I thought it would be fun to mix your normal charcuterie board food with food art flowers along with actual edible flowers! I started with Dandy Radishes because they are beautiful, tasty, and come in Ready Radishes, Radish Coins, and Radish Ministicks varieties. These radishes are fresh and ready to go right out of the package.

How to Make a Spring Flower Food Board

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Cucumber Sandwiches

Monday, March 16, 2020

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Red Sun Farms. All opinions are my own.
How to Make St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Cucumber Sandwiches

With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, you can never have enough festive snack ideas. This is why is I came up with these fun shamrock sandwiches featuring Red Sun Farms cucumbers! Your whole family will love these little sandwiches for lunch, or even an afternoon snack.

How to Make St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Cucumber Sandwiches

These Red Sun Farms artisan cucumbers add just the right amount of crunch to the sandwiches. Plus they have a crisp edible skin and are packed with flavor! Cucumbers are a favorite in our family so we are constantly trying to find new recipes to add them to. They are very versatile so we always have them on hand.

Easy Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage With Balsamic Reduction

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Easy Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage With Balsamic Reduction

We love using our Instant Pot and we also love making corned beef and cabbage during this time of year. It is perfect for St. Patrick's Day or really for just an easy tasty meal at home. Because of our love for both things, we decided to put together the recipe we use to make tasty corned beef and cabbage in a super simple way using our Instant Pot. I made a video tutorial to watch below, but you can also keep reading to see the detailed written recipe. Have fun and I hope your family loves this as much as mine does!

How to Make a St. Patrick's Day Lucky Leprechaun Lunch

Thursday, March 12, 2020

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Duda Farms. All opinions are my own.
How to Make a St. Patrick's Day Lucky Leprechaun Lunch

St. Patrick's Day is a day for celebrating and with the help of this Lucky Leprechaun lunch, your whole family can party together. You can build this entire lunch for your kids or just make a part of it for an after school snack. The important part is that you pick up some Dandy Celery Sticks to take this food art to the St. Patty's Day level!

We have been loving Dandy Celery Sticks lately. Whether they are filled with cream cheese, dipped in nut-free spread, or just served plain, my kids have been crunching away on these naturally sweet and delicious veggie sticks. It's also a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin K. Not only that, but they are the perfect building blocks for creating this lucky lunch! Keep reading to find out how to make it.
 
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