I’m happy to report I’m in a much better mood today but am so thankful for all your well wishes and concerns. It always amazes me how kind and comforting Blends can be. Definitely helped to get me out of my funk 🙂
Today I’m linking up with Brittany from Healthy Slice of Life for Munchkin Meals!
The Love Nugget will be 2 next month and like I mentioned the other day, has been getting a little pickier lately. He definitely has a mind of his own and is now voicing his opinions on what he should be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. “Cuckcakes,” “mac an cheez,” “wawamelon,” and “gogurt,” are all top of his list. Obviously he doesn’t usually get what he wants. Although, I’m sure cupcakes are great for breakfast, we try to limit his sugar intake that early in the morning 😉
Oats cooked in water with a little organic peanut butter, chia seeds, banana and a tiny drizzle of 100% maple syrup
As much as I try to feed him what we’re eating or leftovers from the day before, meals might start out as one thing, then have different things added to it based on what he’s eating or not eating. I almost always save fruit or things that he loves for last in hopes that he’ll just eat what’s on his plate.
- 1 cup steamed broccoli
- 1/2 cup steamed peas
- 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
- 2 tbsp. parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp. Traders Joes 21 Salute Seasoning or other salt free seasoning
- Won Ton Wraps (usually found in the cold case of the produce section)
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Add all ingredients except Won Ton Wraps to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped and combined.
- Lay out won ton wraps then scoop about 1 tsp. full of veggie filling onto the center of each wrap.
- Wet your finger and dampen the outer edges of the won ton.
- Fold Won Ton over to form a triangle then press gently to seal.
- Place onto a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly looking.
- Allow to cool then store in the fridge or freezer for a healthy side dish or snack.
He likes them cold or warm so they work for both a side and snack. Score on getting in some veggies!
Grass fed beef tri-tip with sweet potatoes and veggie won tons. He also ate another won ton, more sweet potatoes, more steak and watermelon. Oh and a full cup of milk. He’s a hungry boy!
Even though he eats three full meals a day, he’s very much a snacker like his mom and could snack his way through the day if I let him!
Apple with peanut butter and raisins
It’s easy to give him healthy, unprocessed snacks while we’re home but most the time we are on the go. I often find myself packing a large variety of snacks as I’m never quite sure what he’ll be in the mood for and I want to have healthy options for him. So between making breakfast for us both (and sometimes the hubby), packing drinks for me, drinks for him, cutting up fresh fruit or veggies, and packing other snacks, mornings can be quite the adventure.
So sometimes it’s nice to be able to grab prepackaged snacks that are quick and easy. Needless to say, when I came across these fruit and veggie snacks I was beyond excited!
Veggie- Go’s are fruit and vegetable snacks made with organic all natural ingredients and NO SUGAR added! Seriously, no sugar added!!!! That’s pretty awesome when it comes to prepackaged, kid friendly snacks these days as most are over loaded with sugar and preservatives to make kids like eat them.
When I received the snacks and read the flavors I was a bit worried The Love Nugget wouldn’t enjoy some of them but I thought they sounded great!
Mountain Berry Spinach – Ingredients: Organic Apples, Organic Spinach, Organic Strawberries, Organic Raspberries, Organic Blueberries, Organic Sweet Potatoes.
Cinnamon Spiced Beet – Ingredients: Organic Beets, Organic Apples, Organic Sweet Potatoes, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Flax Seeds.
Sweet Potato Pie – Ingredients: Organic Sweet Potatoes, Organic Apples, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Ginger, Organic Nutmeg, Organic Cloves.
Carrot Ginger – Ingredients: Organic Carrots, Organic Apples, Organic Ginger.
The first one we tried was the Sweet Potato Pie. I thought we could share it between the two of us but boy was I wrong! I got in one quick bite before someone gobbled it all down. He loved it! I also enjoyed the delicious hint of cinnamon and cloves mixed with the sweet potato and apple flavor.
Next we tried the Cinnamon Spiced Beet and while I thought the beet flavor was a little strong, someone else didn’t seem to mind it 🙂
The Carrot Ginger was also a big hit but I’d say the Mixed Berry Spinach was the favorite by far! All the natural fruit hides the spinach flavor completely and it has a natural sweetness to it.
I highly recommend these snacks for anyone looking for healthy on the go options for yourself or your kids!
That’s it for Munchkin eats today! Definitely head over to Brittany’s page to see what some other little ones are eating 🙂
- If you have a kid, what healthy packaged snacks to you give them?
- No kids… what’s a favorite “kid snack” you eat?
Veggie-Go’s sent me their snacks free of charge but all opinions are of my own. I did not receive any compensation for this post other than the snacks they sent.