Peanut Butter & Apple Boats with vanilla Greek Yogurt & Frosted Mini Wheats!

Peanut Butter & Apple Boats with vanilla Greek Yogurt & Frosted Mini Wheats!

Peanut Butter & Apple Boats with vanilla Greek Yogurt & Frosted Mini Wheats!

Fun little breakfast that I made for Dylan! I used a little black food coloring on the frosted mini wheats for faces and then added some blue food coloring to the yogurt!

Caramel Apple Yogurt Bowl!

Caramel Apple Yogurt Bowl!

Caramel Apple Yogurt Bowl!

Caramel Apple Yogurt Bowl for my little guy!

1 Green apple
1 container of fat free vanilla greek yogurt
1tbsp store bought caramel apple dip
Chopped Nut of choice

Cut the top off of the apple and then core it out using a melon baller. Dip the rim into caramel and then into the chopped nuts. Fill with fat free vanilla greek yogurt.

Oreo Cocoa Krispy Truffles – Super simple, with just a few ingredients!

Oreo Cocoa Krispy Truffles - Super simple, with just a few ingredients!

Oreo Cocoa Krispy Truffles – Super simple, with just a few ingredients!

Oreo Cocoa Krispy Truffles – The little guy and I made some treats! This kid is Oreo OBSESSED but then again, who isn’t?!!

1/2cup cocoa krispies
5 MEGA stuff Oreos (anything less is for sissy’s!)
32 grams fat free cream cheese
CandiQuik (@candiquik) white melting chocolate (best stuff EVER)

This is a good one to get the kids involved with but it can be messy! Fun, but definitely messy. Place 4 of the Oreos in a zip lock bag and crush them either by hand or with a mallet. Dylan chose to beat them senseless! Mix the crushed Oreos, cocoa krispies & cream cheese together in a bowl until well combined – and this is where it gets messy. We found it easiest to do it by hand vs. using a spoon! Once well combined, roll into 6 even sized balls and set on wax paper. Place the balls in the freezer for 30-60 minutes to harden before dipping in chocolate. Melt chocolate in a small dish for about 60 seconds, stirring at the 30 second mark. Insert a tooth pick into the top of the ball and dip in chocolate. Set back on wax paper and repeat with the remaining 5. Place back into the refrigerator/freezer until the chocolate has set. Take the last Oreo and remove the filling. Crush the 2 cookie pieces in a small bowl. Spread some of the white filling on top of each truffle and then dip into crushed cookie. Store covered in the refrigerator.

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Say hello to the newest addition to my cookie cutters collection! How ADORABLE are these? I am in full ramp up mode for Dylan’s school lunches when he starts in 1.5 weeks and I came across these on Amazon. I picked up the ‘Animal Friends’ set just to try them out and I will DEFINITELY be getting all of the others now! The set comes with 4 different faces (panda, pig, frog & cat) that you can either cut out or impress into your bread, cheese, meat, etc! The design possibilities are endless and the whole set was less than $10!

You can purchase these HERE on amazon.

I highly encourage you to check them out! They are getting 2 thumbs up from me.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast! Another great one to get the kids involved in the kitchen!

Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast! Another great one to get the kids involved in the kitchen!

Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast! Another great one to get the kids involved in the kitchen!

My little guy was responsible for using the cookie cutter on the bread as well as crushing the cereal! His future wife will thank me for the cooking skills he is going to have by then!

Ingredients:

Few Slices of bread

1/2-1cup of Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal (plan on about 1/3-1/2 cup per serving of bread)

2 egg whites

1oz any milk

1/2tsp cinnamon

1/2tsp vanilla extract

Place the cereal in a zip lock bag and using a rolling pin, rubber mallet or even little hands crush up the cereal into smaller pieces and pour into a shallow dish. Optional – Use any cookie cutter to cut out desired shape of bread. Combine the eggs, milk, cinnamon & vanilla together in a small bowl and lightly beat with a fork. Dip bread into egg mixture and then into the cereal, coating both sides. Cook over medium low heat (cereal will burn on high temps, ask me how I know!) for a few minutes on each side. Serve with warm maple syrup!

Homemade Cinnamon Apple Chips – so easy!

Homemade Cinnamon Apple Chips - so easy!

Homemade Cinnamon Apple Chips – so easy!

Super easy & fun for the kids!

1 Granny Smith apple

2tbsp Better Body Foods coconut palm sugar

1tbsp cinnamon

 

Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Wash & dry apple. Slice the apple as thin as possible using a mandolin slicer (you could try using a knife but it won’t be easy!). Mix together the coconut palm sugar and cinnamon on a plate. Let the little ones get involved by dipping each piece of apple lightly into the mixture on both sides. Place apple pieces on parchment lined baking sheets(2). Bake in the oven for 60 minutes, remove and flip apple slices. Place back in the oven for another 60 minutes, making sure to rotate the baking sheets so that the one that was on the bottom is now on the top.

Banana & Peanut Butter Toast Towers!

Fun kids food doesn't have to be complex!

Fun kids food doesn’t have to be complex!

Banana & Peanut Butter toast towers for my little guy this morning! Simple ingredients just made a little more fun & exciting by stacking them! Fun kids food doesn’t have to be complex!

4 pieces of bread

1 banana

Peanut butter

(optional: chocolate sauce)

I used a round cookie cutter to cut the circles out and then toasted them in the toaster. Add some peanut butter to the bread and thick banana slices and VOILA, fun little towers.

P.S. – save the crust/cut off bread in zip lock bags in the freezer for using in other recipes as bread crumbs, etc. We also use it to go feed the ducks at the park!

Peanut Butter, Banana & Cocoa Krispies Roll-ups – fun kids food!

Peanut Butter, Banana & Cocoa Krispies Roll-ups!

Peanut Butter, Banana & Cocoa Krispies Roll-ups!

Ingredients:

1 whole wheat tortilla

2tbsp peanut butter

1 banana sliced very thin

1/4cup of cocoa krispies

<optional: 3 small strawberries>

 

Smear peanut butter on top of the tortilla. Next top the peanut butter with thin slices of banana and then the cocoa krispies. Roll tortilla up and cut into slices. Optional: Cut 3 small strawberries in half, lengthwise. Trim into a heart shape with a small paring knife and then attach to the top of the rolls with a broken in half toothpick!