A Dinner Idea

A Dinner Idea

Last week, I let the kids help me meal plan for the week. They each got to pick a dinner we would have one night, and then on the night we had their dinner, they got to cook it. It was a blast! Bean picked BBQ chicken and “macaroni and peas,” which is something he used to have in preschool. Basically, you mix peas and macaroni and cheese together. He was pretty excited to show us his own special idea since none of us had eaten “macaroni and peas” before….

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Snack Happy

Snack Happy

I don’t know about you guys, but my kids are SNACK HAPPY these days!  Goodness!  That’s all they ever want!  Snack, snack, snack!  If someone asks me for a snack one more time, I might explode! (And, yes, all of those exclamation points were necessary in that paragraph.) At the beginning of the summer, I could tell snacks were going to be an issue. To save myself the battle of “no, you can’t have ice cream at 10:00 in the morning for a snack,” I made a mom-approved snack box….

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Snack Cups

Snack Cups

Our family has fallen into a lazy snacking routine. It happened over the summer. It was easier to grab prepackaged snacks and go than it was to cut and pack up fruits and veggies, so that’s what I did. And it was easier to grab a juice box (we like the Roarin’ Waters by Capri Sun) than to take the time to pour water into sippy cups. So, I’ll admit. I took convenience over health and we never looked back. There’s nothing wrong with taking these shortcuts every now and…

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