Veggie Pesto Pasta Sauce is creamy and delicious, but secretly packed with vegetables. Call them monster noodles to convince kids to give them a try, but after one bite your picky eater will be begging more. Ricotta cheese and Parmesan add creaminess and mask any ‘veggie’ taste that might scare off kids, but spinach and peas will add a serving of vegetables to a kid friendly dinner that is sure to please the whole family. [Read more…]
This Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe is not only delicious and kid friendly, but a healthy veggie dip you can feel good about. Layer this ranch dip with Jackson’s Honest chips and veggies of all colors to make a fun and interesting rainbow veggie platter. The Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe is the perfect addition to encourage kids to try new vegetables of all colors without the hassle. Make a large rainbow veggie platter for a party or a miniature version just for a fun kids’ veggie snack plate. Either way your kids will love being able to dip and enjoy while you can feel like you’re giving them a wholesome, nutrient dense option.
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In Kindergarten, we had to a concert for the parents in the Spring. For whatever reason, one of the songs that they chose was The Rainbow Connection and my dad fell in love. For over a year he made little 6 year old me sing that song. It was the song we danced to at my wedding and to this day, rainbows remind me of my dad and that silly Kermit the Frog song.
Now I have kids of my own who come home singing random songs – Ryan’s recent favorite is the Monster Boogie – and I’ve sang the Rainbow Connection to both of them more times that I am willing to admit.
But these days when I’m talking about rainbows, I’m usually talking about convincing the boys to eat something other than cheese and noodles. As any mom will tell you, getting your kids to eat healthy, well rounded meals can be a .. challenge, to put it lightly.
These Halloween Mummy Snacks are perfect for a Halloween party or for eating before going trick or treating. Chicken nuggets or pizza rolls wrapped in dough with olive eyes are the perfect, simple Halloween dinner!
Ask any parent what two, sure fire foods are for kids under 10 and they’ll probably give you some form of “chicken nuggets and pizza.” Maybe throw in PB&J or hot dogs but let’s be real, kids love chicken nuggets and pizza.
Okay, okay, I’m 26 and I also love chicken nuggets and pizza. But I digress.
If you’ve been a follower for some time, you probably are aware how much I adore Halloween. I’ve always been the one to start planning for Halloween in July (okay, fine, I may or may not start planning even before that. So sue me.) which is kind of how these little mummy snacks came about.
I was perusing the Halloween side of Pinterest (AS ONE DOES IN JULY, DON’T JUDGE ME ;)) and I saw these super cute mummy dogs pop up again and again. Problem is, for the most part, my kids aren’t huge hot dog fans. Blame my husband who ‘makes’ them eat artisanal, gourmet sausages, but hot dogs aren’t big in our house.
So, you may have noticed by now that I really, really love Halloween. I started planning posts back in April. I used to plan my costume out a solid 4 months ahead. I have a Halloween Pinterest board that is ridiculously large. I get heart palpitations when Target FINALLY puts out Halloween stuff in the Dollar Spot.
I’ve basically been waiting for the past 10 years to be able to go full blown Halloween once I had kids.
And now, here we are – Ryan is officially a preschooler and I can go full-on Halloween Queen. Starting with fun lunches for him to bring to school!
Easy Halloween Themed Lunch Boxes
These Halloween lunch boxes aren’t just super cute – they’re totally easy. As always these lunches each took me about 5 minutes to put together (not including bake/cook time) and mostly can be made the say before. There’s no need to rush in circles and stress out about sending your kiddo off with a fun meal!