FREE Fruit Cup School Lunch Printables
FREE Fruit Cup School Lunch Printables -the perfect way to make your kids lunch a little more special.
My kids used to be great eaters. I have a picture of my 18 month old son eating asparagus like it was candy. I don’t know what changed, but at 2 years BOTH of my kids started hating vegetables. Now I have to trick them into eating healthy food. I put vegetables in smoothies, cheese on broccoli…you get the idea. My daughter finally eats carrot sticks, but I’m still working on my son.
I’m always looking for new food ideas for my daughter’s school lunch…and of course I have to keep tricking her into eating veggies. I came up with these Fruit Cup printables to make lunch time more fun and then I wrapped them around new Del Monte Fruit & Veggie Fusions. It’s yummy fruit with lightly sweetened veggie and fruit juice. These don’t have any high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors or flavors, either! My kids love these and I love that they get a serving of vegetables in their lunch (and they don’t even know it!)
To make these, you’ll need:
- School lunch Free Printables, for personal use only
- White Paper
- Cut out all the printables with scissors.
- Write your note on the blank space.
- Fold along the dotted lines.
- Tape the white flap to the inside of the opposite flap (like shown above).
- Slide the fruit fusion cup into the printable and pack it in your child’s lunch box!
I hope that my kids will eventually like to eat green foods, but for now this works great! I don’t ever remember hating any food except onions…and I still hate them so I will probably never outgrow that. My mom has horror stories of me picking out the tiniest minced onions so maybe I’m getting what I deserve.
Hope you enjoy these free printables! My kids sure loved them!
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Link Party Palooza #108
Welcome back to the Link Party Palooza! I hope you all had a wonderful week! I can’t wait to see your ideas and feature YOU! Check back next Friday night to see if you were featured!
Here are some of our favorites from last week’s link party. There were so many fabulous projects and recipes shared!
Easy Brownie Cheesecake Bites from Sunny Side Ups
Simple Painted Notebooks from delineate your dwelling
Pineapple Lime Chicken Tacos with Avocado Pineapple Salsa from Little Kitchen Big Bites
Here are some favorites from I Heart Naptime this week:
Chalk Paint Desk Makeover
I’m so excited to show you my chalk paint desk makeover today. I bought this desk over a year ago but I never got around to finishing the last little details to show all of you! It’s amazing what a little paint and love can do to an old piece of furniture! I am loving the coral/gold combo lately.
This little piece is going in the naptime studio/craft room and is the perfect little spot to sew or work on little projects. For now it has been keeping my cute little blue typewriter out of storage. ;)
Here’s what it looked like before. I found it thrifting for $35!
Here’s how I painted it.
- First I removed the hardware and sanded down the edges a little.
2. Then I mixed up some chalk paint. Recipe here. I used this color of paint:
3. Next I painted 3 coats of paint, allowing it to dry a couple hours in between each coat.
4. The last step was spray painting the hardware. I did 3 coats, allowing it to dry in between.
I let the desk and hardware dry over night and then put it all back together the next day. I love the end result!
I also thought it would be fun to add a bit of pizzaz to the drawers …so those got lined with contact paper for a fun touch.
Here’s some other close up’s of the desk and collage wall behind it. I also found that cute little white chair while thrifting.
Here’s some fun inspirational prints I found from around the web. I also have one available for you to download at the bottom of this post. :)
I’ll share more details from my craft room soon! It’s ALMOST done …after two years! ;)
- Desk paint color: Home Decorators Cosmic Coral from Home Depot
- How to make chalk paint: Tutorial here
- Craft room sign: Barn Owl Primitives
- Funky frames: Cut It Out
- Inspiration sign: Grand Design Co.
- Eat sleep craft free printable: Craftaholics Anonymous
- Choose to be Happy: Yellow Bungalow Shop
- White frames: Hobby Lobby
- Flowers: Target
- Desk/typewriter: Thrifted
Let me know if I’m missing something that you’re looking for and I’ll add it to the list. ;)
15 slow cooker recipes with 5 ingredients or less
15 slow cooker recipes with 5 ingredients or less -perfect for busy week days!
Now that school is back in session, I am always on the look out for QUICK and EASY dinner recipes. Between school pick up, work, dance, soccer and everything else… some nights it seems almost impossible to get dinner on the table. That’s why I’ve round up 15 slow cooker recipes with 5 ingredients or less. I know if I’m looking for slow cooker recipes, some of you might be too.
And I don’t know about you but if I’m making something in the slow cooker, I’m usually looking for a recipe with few ingredients. That way I can put it in the morning and let it cook all day while I’m out. Then BAM dinner is on the table with little to no work. I also added a dessert in this list too because let’s face it… life wouldn’t be the same without a little chocolate every now and again. ;)
Click the links below to be taken to the original recipe.
3 ingredient chili from I Heart Naptime
Creamy Italian chicken from I Heart Naptime
BBQ meatballs from I Heart Naptime
Kalua pork from Our Best Bites
White chicken chili from Gimme Some Oven
Slow cooker mac and cheese from Sew Chatty
Orange Chicken from The Frugal Girls
Teriyaki beef from Eat at Home
Lemon chicken from No. 2 Pencil
Italian beef sandwiches from Iowa Girl Eats
Rootbeer pulled pork sandwiches from The Magical Slow Cooker
Salsa verde chicken from Favorite Family Recipes
Cheesy bacon ranch potatoes from Damn Delicious
Homemade applesauce from The Pioneer Women
Slow cooker fudge from Le Creme De La Crumb
Looking for more slow cooker recipes? You’ll love these too:
- 50 slow cooker recipes
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- easy potato soup
- slow cooker queso blanco dip
- slow cooker chocolate cake
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Taquitos
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Taquitos by Karen of The Food Charlatan for I Heart Naptime.
My daughter had a couple friends over today to play. I overheard them playing Elsa and Ana (of course), doctor, and family, but then I saw them carting a around large picture books. I asked what they were doing and they said the iPad was telling them what to play next. That’s right: my children are so desperate for media that they have to fabricate imaginary devices.
I suppose it’s not that strange. After all, kids have been playing pretend telephone for decades. One time I was playing phone with my very young niece, our thumbs and pinkies held up to our ears and mouths. I said “bye bye” and made the motion to hang up the receiver. My niece moved her hand in front of her face and pretended to push a button on her hand. And that was when I realized that she’s never seen anyone use a regular telephone. Weird right??
On to the taquitos. Have you ever baked them? So easy, so much healthier, and SO good. I’ve stuffed these ones with black beans and some roasted sweet potato, but you could put pretty much anything in them. They take less than an hour to make and are a good meatless option! Top with some avocado crema and dinner is done.
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Taquitos
These vegetarian baked taquitos make for a quick meatless weeknight meal!
Yield: Makes 14 taquitos
1 1-lb orange sweet potato, peeled
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder (regular works fine)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 15 oz can black beans, undrained
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
14-15 burrito-size flour tortillas
olive oil spray
Recipe by The Food Charlatan
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