How to Make Grilled Corn Ribs For Your Next Summer Family Meal!

Friday, May 20, 2022

 This is a sponsored post in partnership with Dandy. All opinions are my own.
How to Make Grilled Corn Ribs For Your Next Summer Family Meal!

When you have friends and family over to cook and eat outside do you call it a barbecue or a cookout? Do you grill your food on a barbecue or barbecue your food on a grill? However you say it, these corn ribs with perfectly matched dipping sauces definitely deserve a place at your next get-together. Our secret sweet ingredient is Dandy Sweet Corn, but beyond that, you have the freedom to be flexible with this easy recipe idea!

How to Make a Darling Clementines Flower Food Art School Lunch!

Monday, May 9, 2022

This is a sponsored post in partnership with LGS Darling Clementines. All opinions are my own.
How to Make a Darling Clementines Flower Food Art School Lunch!

It's never too late in the school year to make a fun food art lunch for your kids! Even in the summertime, your kids will love a good lunch packed with some extra love from you. With a few extra minutes, it's pretty easy to turn your kid's food into a piece of art that they will remember for many school years to come. I love making flower food art because the possibilities are endless and I can incorporate our family's favorite foods, such as Darling Clementines!

Harry Potter Hogwarts Invitation Letter Food Art Lunch Recipe Ideas!

Monday, May 2, 2022

 Harry Potter Hogwarts Invitation Letter Food Art Lunch Recipe Ideas!

One of our family's favorite series has to be Harry Potter! We have been working our way through the books and movies with our youngest. Our two older kids have already read them all and seen every movie. We also visited Universal Studios in Hollywood for the first time this year and of course, spent much of our time in Harry Potter World. We had Butterbeer, went on the rides, and they picked out their own wands at Olivanders. I thought it was definitely time for their own Hogwarts letters! It had to be in food form of course. 

This lunch includes a Hedwig Owl sandwich with a Hogwarts letter. There is also Harry Potter's wand, Dumbledore's Elder wand, and Hermione Granger's wand. I also included a chocolate frog, minus the wizard card, unfortunately. Keep reading to find out how to make it for your Wizarding World kids!

How to Make an Easy Easter Bunny Food Art Lunch for Your Kids!

Thursday, April 7, 2022

How to Make an Easy Easter Bunny Food Art Lunch for Your Kids!

Everyone needs an easy lunch to make for your kids for Easter! Holidays like this always take much of a parent's time and margin so simple ideas that go a long way are always welcome in our house. Between making Easter dinner, planning when we will go to church, and also hiding eggs of course, we still want to send some fun lunches to school. 

How to Make Celery Stick Car Snacks For Your Kids!

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

 This is a sponsored post with Dandy Celery. All opinions are my own.
How to Make Celery Stick Car Snacks For Your Kids!

As a parent, I can never get enough easy and fun snack ideas to keep in my back pocket. That is why I wanted to pass on to you one of our new favorites, Celery Stick Car Snacks! What I like about these is that they are super flexible, so once you have the Dandy Celery sticks, you can substitute whatever type of filling, meat, cheese, or fruit that your kids like best. 

We always use Dandy Celery sticks in our house because they are so crispy and crunchy. They are packed with flavor and low in calories which makes them a perfect snack for every member of our family. Honestly, I might have dipped a few celery sticks in peanut butter and polished them off while I was making these cars for my kids. So head to your local store to pick up some Dandy Celery to race towards making this fun snack idea for your kids.

Disney Pixar Turning Red Food Art Lunch Recipe

Monday, March 21, 2022

 Disney Pixar Turning Red Food Art Lunch Recipe

If you have been paying attention to movie releases lately, then you've definitely heard of the new Disney Pixar film Turning Red. It's streaming on Disney+ and as fans of Pixar, we had to watch it. It follows Meilin "Mei" Lee, a 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian student who, due to a hereditary curse, transforms into a giant red panda when she feels a strong emotion. It also chronicles her journey into puberty and her relationship with her family, specifically her mom.

Disney Pixar Turning Red Food Art Lunch Recipe

We have heard about the controversy surrounding it so we all watched it together as a family. It is rated PG but we wanted to be able to talk about any scenes that we felt were a little mature for our younger boys. However, in the end, I didn't see what all the fuss was about. I thought the movie illustrated what most teenagers go through as they are learning about their emotions changing and how to deal with them. Of course, my teenage daughter loved the part about the boy band 4*Town. She now wants to be a 4*Townie. 

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Easy Lunch Recipe Idea

Sunday, March 6, 2022

 St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Easy Lunch Recipe Idea

It's not easy being green, except on St. Patrick's Day! My family loves celebrating St. Patrick's Day by dressing in green and of course eating green food. Every year we find green cheese at stores like ALDI. One of my favorite things to do is to make corned beef and cabbage. I found a good sale on it this week so I even bought two packages. If you are looking for an easy food art lunch to celebrate, you've come to the right place!


To make corned beef you don't need to do anything fancy. Many times it even comes with all of the spices that you need. You can make it in the oven or in a pressure cooker. We find it easiest to make in our Instant Pot and used this recipe. For the rest of this lunch, you just need a knife, cutting board, and the other ingredients!

How to Make a Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat School Lunch

Sunday, February 27, 2022

 How to Make a Dr. Seuss The Cat in the Hat School Lunch

I'm not sure that there's a more iconic children's literary character than Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat. He's definitely on the Mt. Rushmore of children's book legends. It has been awhile since I made a Dr. Seuss school lunch recipe for my kids, but since it's his birthday this week, along with Read Across America Day, it was definitely time. These fun book recipes always bring a smile to my kids' faces so I'm not ashamed to admit that I took a bit longer to make these lunches this week.

My three kids have developed different tastebuds when it comes to certain foods so the background of the pinwheel sandwiches in each of my kids' lunches are all different. Feel free to fill the sandwich with whatever ingredients your child prefers. The three varieties I made were nut-free spread and strawberry jam, grilled cheese and turkey (pictured above), and pesto, turkey, cheese, and fresh spinach. Follow the directions below to see how to make the rest of this Dr. Seuss lunch for your children!

Star Wars The Book of Boba Fett Food Art School Lunch Recipe

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

 The Book of Boba Fett Food Art School Lunch Recipe
Have you been enjoying The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+ like we have? This show has received mixed reviews but I'm here for any show or movie that features the legendary bounty hunter. He was my favorite Star Wars villain growing up, I even dressed like him for Halloween one year. The guest appearances by other epic Star Wars characters like The Mandalorian, Grogu (Baby Yoda), Jawas, and Tusken Raiders are just bonuses. 

Because of the fun that we've been having experiencing the series as a family, I had to make my kids a Boba Fett food art school lunch to celebrate. This lunch features a Boba sandwich, Baby Yoda side of fruit, and Jawas dessert. Keep reading to find out how to make it for your kids!

How to Make a Valentine's Day Lunch Recipe With Items From Target

Monday, February 7, 2022

 How to Make a Valentine's Day Lunch Recipe With Items From Target

Valentine's Day lunch recipes can be super fun to make for kids for school or adults for work! When you can find all of the ingredients at one store, it makes it even easier. So I visited Target to find everything I needed for this heart-shaped waffle lunch for my kids to take to school with them. People always think of waffles as a breakfast food but they work just as well as leftovers in a lunch! Here is how to make this school lunch that will show your kids that you love them. 


How to Turn an Easy Dinner Recipe Into Lunch the Next Day!

Friday, February 4, 2022

 This is a sponsored post in partnership with AdapTable Meals. All opinions are my own. 

How to Turn an Easy Dinner Recipe Into Lunch the Next Day!

Raise your hand if the weekdays seem to fly by and before you know it, you have to somehow figure out dinner and pack a school lunch. I knew it wasn't only me. That is why I like to come up with ideas like this one so that we can make an easy dinner recipe and transform the leftovers into a simple lunch for the next day. It all starts with a new convenient entree recipe with AdapTable Meals

How to Make a Valentine's Day School Lunch From ALDI

Friday, January 28, 2022

 How to Make a Valentine's Day School Lunch From ALDI

Valentine's Day recipes are so fun to make and they can be very easy as well. Pretty much all you need to do is make food into heart shapes. I was shopping at ALDI recently and saw a ton of Valentine's Day themed food, so I picked some up to make this easy lunch. Sometime's simpler recipes are better, especially when you are a busy parent on the go. 

How to Make a Valentine's Day School Lunch From ALDI

I started with buying some heart-shaped pasta. It ended up looking orange after I cooked it but the heart shapes held up very well when cooked correctly. I didn't use sauce because my kids prefer it without, however you can add some if you like. I just sprinkled cheese on top for a little extra flavor. 

Easy Heart Shaped Valentine's Day Fruit Skewers With Yogurt Dip

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

 Easy Heart Shaped Valentine's Day Fruit Skewers With Yogurt Dip

If you need a healthier alternative to candy for Valentine's Day or any other time of year that you want to show some love, these heart-shaped fruit skewers are the perfect choice! They are kid-friendly and great for parties as well. You can choose whichever variety of fruit suits your situation best. Plus the yogurt dip is a great optional add-on. 

Disney Encanto Movie School Lunch Recipe

Monday, January 10, 2022

 Disney Encanto Movie School Lunch Recipe

If you've been on Disney+ lately, there's no way to miss the delightful movie Encanto. My kids were begging to watch it so we finally found the time. The art and storyline were all "magical!" Of course, the soundtrack is great because it was written by Lin Manuel Miranda. My daughter is a huge fan and her favorite song is, "We don't talk about Bruno." I won't give away any more because you will have to watch it for yourself. I decided it was time for me to make a food art lunch to celebrate this fun family Disney movie!

I started with a base of tortillas that I made into a sandwich with cheese and meat. However, as it turns out you can't even see them. They were shaped like the walkway into the house. Mirabel's head covered most of it which turned out to be fine. Just know there is a sandwich underneath for some extra food. You should also know that I have quite a bit of trouble making lips. I always have. My daughter didn't mind. To find out how I made the rest, keep reading.

 
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