Bee Crafty Kids #2 ~ Penguin Lunch

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You need:
2 Slices of whole wheat bread
Cheese spread
1 Carrot
1 Grilled chicken breast (I used one left over from the night before)
Lettuce
Candied eyes
Pumpkin cookie cutter
Paring knife

Method:

  • Cut the bread using the pumpkin cookie cutter, remove the stalk.
  • Spread cheese spread onto each penguin. This will also work as “glue” to stop your penguin form falling apart.
  • Slice the carrot thinly, use two slices per penguin. Cut a small triangle out of each round to make a foot shape and use the cut off triangles for the penguin beaks.
  • Slice the chicken breast length ways for the wings.
  • Assemble your penguin, as below, and use a little roughly chopped lettuce as “ground cover”.

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Monster Munchies Tutorial: Cheese, Chicken and Cucumber Rollups

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I found this really cute idea on Pinterest last night and thought I’d make my own version since Koko is such a fussy eater. I don’t make different meals for my kids. I may leave off an ingredient, like the cucumber I left of Koko’s lunch today, but my children know they eat what they are served. There will only be seconds if all their food is eaten and I don’t offer an alternative if they don’t eat their food.

Today the kidlets had cheese, chicken and cucumber rollups. This is how I made them.

Ingredients:
8 slices of brown bread, crusts removed
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated (shredded)
1 cup chicken breast, cubed
6 cucumber julienne sticks
Margarine (can be substituted with cream cheese or unsalted butter)

Method:
1. With a rolling pin, roll out each slice of bread, as flat as possible in the shape of a rectangle.
2. Thinly butter the rolled out slices.
3. On the shortest side, place the cheese, chicken and cucumber (as pictured below).
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4. Tightly roll the bread, from the side with the filling, into a sushi shape.
5. Cut in half and pierce with a food pick or a tooth pick.
6. Serve with yoghurt and a cheese wedge.

Noo’s lunch
4 skewered rollups, cheese wedge and mixed fruit yoghurt
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Fifi and Koko’s Lunch
2 skewered rollups, cheese wedge and banana yoghurt
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Pixie had a cucumber stick, chicken cubes and a cheese wedge. She does not get a food pick.

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Monster Munchies: Organising snacks for snack breaks in a “Snack Station”

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I have been struggling of late to stay organised and having our day run smoothly. Its been a challenge to say the least.

I had been on my daily Pinterest pinning marathon (there really isn’t another word for it, LOL) when I came across this pin and thought I would give it a bash, I couldn’t hurt right?

For the last 2 days (starting on yesterday) I packed the kidlets’ snacks and got their daily juice allowance ready in the mornings and popped the Tupperware container in the refrigerator. We have 2 designated times for snacks, 10am and 3pm. When the snack times arrived I, or Noo, get the snacks out. It works well for all and I’m much less flustered now 🙂 Lunch is the next obstacle I’m going to tackle, but that will only happen in the new week once my new snack making routine has become a habit. No point in overwhelming myself with to many new routines all at once.

This is what our new “snack station” looks like
Day 1
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Each child has a designated colour. This works well for us. Noo is green, Koko is blue, Fifi is pink and Pixie is yellow. These match their workboxes.
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Morning snack: Orange wedges
Afternoon snack: Savory biscuits and droë wors (dried sausage – kinda like beef jerky, only better)

Day 2
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Morning snack: Vanilla flavoured custard with star sprinkles and vegetable/legume rice rusk
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Afternoon sweet snack: Savoury biscuits, secret message sweets, jawbreakers for the boys and chocolate covered marshmallows for the girls

The snacks are packed into little Disney Princess/Tinkerbelle/Toy Story snack bags, I bought these at Dischem

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Monster Munchies #11

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Monday
Cupcake and cheese spread on whole wheat sandwiches
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Tuesday
Animal shaped biscuits and pretzels, pulled pork on whole wheat sandwiches and cupcake
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Wednesday
Beef bangers and mash (not pictured)

Thursday
Corn on the cob, rice with gravy, roast lamb (not pictured)

Friday
Pizza
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Monday
Boiled egg with a face drawn on with food colouring and a toothpic, Chicken mayo on whole wheat bread with Animal shaped pretzels and animal shaped ginger biscuits

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Tuesday
Chomp Chocolate, Cheese spread on whole wheat bread and oval pretzels

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Wednesday
Cottage Pie with Rice

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Thursday
Cheese savoury muffin, Hotdog and Animal shaped biscuits

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Friday
Boerewors, rice and gravy (not pictured)

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This week has been crazy, between the the two little ones been quite ill for 4 days, needing to do some serious grocery shopping and a Friday social, we only had two days of packed lunches.

Monday
Fried chicken and sweet corn on the cob

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Tuesday
Mixed veggies (green beans and carrots), mashed potatoes and stripped steak

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Wednesday
Hotdogs & Chocolate muffins (not pictured)

Thursday
We were out this day, so we had burgers at chips at the mall (not pictured)

Friday
We had a playdate today, so the kids had mini pizza’s (not pictured)

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