Cucumber watermelon pops (kids snack)

Summer at our house means more time to play, do crafts, and make fun snacks. My daughter is attending summer camp for a couple of weeks and today she was assigned to bring snacks to share. Cucumber watermelon pops are the perfect snack for summertime fun. In less than an hour we made the pops and cut up all the extra fruit for snacks at home.  Cucumber watermelon pops tutorial Ingredients and supplies: seedless watermelon cucumbers (cut into 1/2" slices) metal flower cookie Read More... {Read More...}

Frankenstein Halloween Treats

Check out Halloween Frankenstein treats by Brie Brie Blooms at Foodie.com Halloween brings many reasons to bake with my daughter. Between school parties, playdates, and treats for neighbors, we've been having fun in the kitchen together. In my search for new baking ideas I found so many fun Frankenstein themed treats.  I created a collection of Frankenstein Halloween Treats on Foodie to add creativity to the treats we are sharing this Halloween.  With Read More... {Read More...}

Shark Snack Mix recipe with chocolate dorsal fins and shark teeth

We rarely watch TV other than a few animal science shows but I expect we will be spending a lot of time watching the Discovery Channel during Shark Week. My daughter enjoys learning about marine animals and sharks are especially intriguing to her. I'm preparing for the Shark Week fun with shark snack mix. It will be the perfect treat to share while learning about sharks. Shark Snack Mix recipe Ingredients: Chex cereal blue sixlets candy gummy lifesavers chocolate shark dorsal Read More... {Read More...}

Stonyfield yogurt pouches

“I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Stonyfield. I received coupons to facilitate my shopping trip and a promotional item to thank me for participating.” We are an on the go family and I do my very best to pack healthy snacks for my daughter. Whether it's a fun day at the zoo or packing a lunch for my daughter at preschool, finding healthy options appealing to a five year old hasn't always been easy. She likes yogurt but unless I plan to Read More... {Read More...}

Disney The Pirate Fairy Blue Pixie Dust Rice Recipe

With the release of The Pirate Fairy, on DVD April 1st, my daughter has been pretending to be a pirate fairy and playing with imaginary pixie dust. Blue pixie dust rice was the perfect dinner to celebrate the DVD release. Blue pixie dust rice recipe Blue pixie dust rice ingredients: 1 cup instant rice 1 cup water 1 drop blue food coloring Add chicken like the kind used in my gluten-free mac and cheese and an apple to create a well balanced meal. Add drop of Read More... {Read More...}

FROZEN breakfast – Olaf donuts and snowflake pancakes

We celebrated my daughter's birthday with a family day full of FROZEN activities. Her special day began with a breakfast surprise. Olaf donuts and snowflake pancakes were a perfect way to start our FROZEN day! I made round pancakes and then used a cookie cutter to turn them into snowflakes. The donuts were just as quick and easy. Olaf donut ingredients: mini powder donuts peach rings eye candy decorations (found in the baking section) black sparkle gel white chocolate Read More... {Read More...}

Sharing a Healthy Snack with Outshine Fruit Bars

  Living in Arizona our weather has us wanting to enjoy ice cream and frozen treats almost year round.  With Outshine Fruit Bars my daughter and I are able to share a healthy snack after preschool each day.  She thinks she is eating dessert and I'm smiling knowing she is getting a healthy snack with real fruit ingredients.    The frozen fruit bars are made with natural real fruit or fruit juice and are a great source of Vitamin C.  Additionally, Read More... {Read More...}

Campfire Snack for Fire Safety Week

This week in my preschool classroom we are learning about fire safety and prevention. Today we made a fun campfire snack using pretzels and licorice.  Ingredients: Snyder's sourdough nibblers pretzels mini pretzels red licorice   Arrange nibblers in a circle to represent a safe fire pit.   Then break up mini pretzels to look like twigs, sticks, and large pieces of wood.   Add licorice for fire. While we were making the Read More... {Read More...}

Cream Cheese and Tuna Cucumber Bites

As parents my husband and I do our best to teach our daughter to make good snack choices. One of her favorite foods is tuna and I'm always looking for ways to incorporate it into our diet.  Cream Cheese and Tuna Cucumber Bites are the perfect snack for everyone in our family.  They also make pretty appetizers when you're having guests over for dinner!  Ingredients: low fat cream cheese canned tuna in water cucumber 1) Peel cucumber and slice. Read More... {Read More...}

Boating Fun Chicken Quesadilla featuring Foster Farms Oven Ready Entrees

Cooking for my picky four year old daughter is challenging.  I am constantly bringing different foods into our home to give her a variety and hopefully pick up some new favorites.  Tonight for dinner she ate an entire chicken quesadilla.  The boating fun chicken quesadilla was easy to prepare with Foster Farms Oven Ready Entrees.   Foster Farms Oven Ready Entrees are available in several different flavors including Chili Verde, Honey Roasted Read More... {Read More...}