Dr. Seuss Lunch and Recipe Ideas!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Dr. Seuss Lunch and Recipe Ideas for National Read Across America Day

Dr. Seuss is definitely one of our family's favorite authors, big surprise right? This is one of the reasons why we love National Read Across America Day, which happens to be Dr. Seuss' birthday. It's this week so we thought we would celebrate by making my kids a school lunch that includes a nod to a few of their favorite Seuss books! While you're making this one, check out some more Dr. Seuss recipe ideas from my blog.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Lunch Surprise!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Universal Pictures. All opinions are my own.
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Lunch Surprise!

I swear that every time my family has gone to the movies lately we have seen a trailer for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. And every time the preview is over my kids make me promise that we can go see it. Just between you and me I have to admit something. I might be just as excited as they are to experience it. I can't wait for this movie to release in theaters on February 22nd!

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Lunch Surprise!

We have been How to Train Your Dragon fans since the movies first came out. In fact, my middle child actually wore a viking hat to the theater when we went to watch the second movie! My kids love Toothless the dragon of course, but my favorite part is how creative and unique each dragon is. The storyline that we are most looking forward to in this new movie is that of the brand new Light Fury. If you aren't familiar with the series, Toothless is a rare Night Fury dragon. They are black, extremely fast, and instead of normal flames, can shoot purple fire (or plasma) blasts from their mouths. Find out more about The Hidden World by watching the trailer below!

In this installment of How to Train Your Dragon, we meet the white colored Light Fury. This is where our fun lunch surprise comes in. I wanted to tap into my kids excitement for the movie, while helping them feel special at school. Make it yourself by following my directions below!

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Lunch Surprise!

Ingredients: Flour tortilla, cheddar cheese, assorted small fruits and vegetables, blue and black fondant, black food coloring, yogurt covered raisins, red wax cheese round, nori (dried seaweed), purple yogurt, purple cereal.

1. Fill main compartment of lunchbox with assorted small fruits and vegetables that your kids will enjoy. I used grapes, blackberries, and grape tomatoes.

2. Cut flour tortilla and cheddar cheese into the dragon pieces below. It is way easier than it sounds and it doesn't have to be exact!

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Lunch Surprise!

3. Assemble the Light Fury on top of the fruits and veggies in the main compartment. Shape the fondant into the eyes and place on top of face. Use black food coloring and toothpick to make the nostrils and nails.

4. Cut nori into Toothless dragon silhouette shape. To make it easier, I cut it into three sections for the head, wing, and tail and arranged them on top of the red wax cheese round. I then moistened it with water to stick it to the top. Place cheese on top of yogurt covered raisins in side compartment.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Lunch Surprise!

5. Drop purple yogurt into second side compartment. If you want, you can actually freeze it overnight and then put the rest of the food in the other compartments the next morning. That way the yogurt stays really cold. I topped it with purple cereal for the purple fireballs that Toothless and the Light Fury shoot out of their mouths!

The last step is to surprise your kids of course. A fun idea would be to give this to them for lunch and then after school head straight to the theatre to watch the movie together. However, no matter when you watch it, just be prepared to enjoy this movie as much as your kids will! To find out even more information, just head to the How to Train Your Dragon website. Don't forget to go see How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World in theaters February 22!


The LEGO Movie 2 Kids Lunch Ideas

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Fun The LEGO Movie 2 kids lunch ideas!

If you are looking for a family who loves LEGO and is super excited for The LEGO Movie 2, then you've come to the right place! If you're looking for LEGO kids lunch recipe ideas, then you've also come to the right place! Since the movie was just released, I of course had to make an Emmet lunch for my kids to take to school.

The great thing about LEGO lunches is that they are actually pretty easy to create LEGO minifigure heads are basic shapes and the facial features are simple as well. I think anyone can copy these ideas for your own kid's lunch! Keep reading to find out how I made it.

3 Simple Ways to Change Your Family's Daily Eating Habits for the Better!

Friday, February 8, 2019

This is a sponsored post in partnership with FAGE. All opinions are my own.
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As a busy family, we are always looking for ideas to make our lives easier, less complicated, and more efficient. During the day each hour is seemingly filled to the brim with practices, homework, and dishes. I don't think I've ever met a parent who has told me, "wow I have just been so bored with nothing to day this entire week!"

Thanks to FAGE Total Split Cups yogurt, our family has been able to find little ways to change our eating habits to fit our busy lifestyle, so I thought that we would share these tips with you. You can find FAGE at your local store, just use the handy locator HERE. Now if only FAGE could find a way to do laundry, our life would be set!

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1. Busy Breakfasts On-the-Go
Every parent knows that mornings are one of the most stressful parts of the day. There never seems to be enough time to get the kids dressed, fed, and out of the house in time for school. We won't even talk about us as parents not having more than thirty seconds to put ourselves together before we load everyone into the minivan.

This is why FAGE Total Split Cups have saved mornings for us! We just grab some out of the fridge and let our kids use the convenient fruit compartment to choose how much they want to mix in with the yogurt. However, the best part is FAGE Total Split Cups now have 30% less sugar! Less sugar and less time on breakfast is definitely a win-win.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Spider-Gwen Lunch

Sunday, February 3, 2019

How to make a Spider-Gwen Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse lunch for your kids!

For the third lunch in my Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse series, I had to make Spider-Gwen for my daughter. Gwen was her favorite and definitely an awesome part of the movie. Gwen Stacy died in the original Spider-Man universe but became Spider-Gwen in another dimension. She was saving the world over there until the events of Into the Spider-Verse happened.

I won't give away any more, because you really should see the movie, but just know that she is an amazing part of it. I made the lunch in an Easy Lunch Boxes container and tried to keep to the pink, white, and black color scheme of her costume. I'll just include the ingredients because you can just look at the photo make it. Her hood was the trickiest part but that is just mainly tortilla and strawberry cream cheese. You can check out her movie trailer below to find out more info!

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