Bento for my Boys: 9.9.15

RaShad’s lunch for today: “watermelon” sandwich, 1/2 banana, auntie Annie’s organic whole wheat cheddar squares w/ 5 peanut M&Ms, horizon organic vanilla milk & horizon organic fruit snacks

Jayden’s lunch was identical except no M&Ms and with Apple & Eve’s organic fruit punch

Nutella Mini Pancake Kabobs

Lately I’ve been going through my Pinterest boards and organizing all of the recipes I’ve pinned into a recipe notebook (OneNote is wonderful for organization). More often that not, I pin things then never look at them again.

This morning, RaShad and I made Nutella mini pancake kabobs. RaShad loves helping out in the kitchen. He also said they tasted very “yummy”–Jayden, not so much! My Jayden Baby wouldn’t even try lol.

I don’t allow the kids to have syrup so adding the Nutella is a great alternative. We typically use peanut butter or Nutella (seldom). Oh & I used stirrers from Starbucks. They are perfect for making kabobs, and I like that they’re plastic instead of wood.

Painted Toast!

Today I had the day off so I was able to enjoy breakfast with the kids.  I wanted to do something fun with them so they made painted toast. I woke up before them (almost never happens) and quietly went downstairs to set everything up. Jayden and RaShad were really excited to be able to “paint” their food. 

  To make the paint, I used 1-2 drops of food coloring and about 2 tablespoons of milk. These plastic dipping cups worked perfectly. 

Once they were done painting, I popped them in the toaster and served with oatmeal. Jayden was very antsy so he didn’t paint much. He just wanted to eat.