Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fun Food For Kids

I would love to take the credit for this one, but it came from a magazine somewhere in my past. I just remembered the picture and decided to give it a try on one of our "at home days."Surprisingly, my kids ate it and enjoyed it!
To make: Boil or broil hotdogs then cut a slit about an inch into one end while the hotdog is still hot. Boil Ramen noodles following the directions on the package but also add 3 drops of green food coloring and 3 drops of blue. Place the croc-hotdog on a scoop of drained noodles and dot with mustard/ketchup eyes. Add a veggie on the side if it won't scare your kids off. I thought broccoli went right along with the swampy feel.
Originally posted on Of Such is the Kingdom on July 31, 2009.

Doughnuts and Chips
Today we had "doughnuts and chips" for snack. The doughnuts were cored and sliced apples spread with peanut butter, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and decorated with raisins. And the chips? They were banana chips! My 4yo loved it; he called them doughnuts and gobbled them right up. The 6yo was a little more skeptical. She gave me the grumpy face when I handed out hers, but she ate them too (minus the raisins). This snack was sweet and yummy, but it totally avoided the Halloween candy basket!
Originally posted on Of Such is the Kingdom on November 6, 2009.

Edible Play Dough
Today's lunch was also our late-morning entertainment!

Mix together 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup instant nonfat dry milk, and 2 or 3 tablespoons of honey (I myself have come to terms with the sugary peanut butter for this season of life, but if you buy the natural kind, you'd probably want to add more honey) 
add some great snacky foods and a few happy children, (BTW, did you know that if you cut an apple crosswise, the core looks like a star? God hid a star in every apple just for us!)
and you get a very fun and filling snack!
originally posted on Of Such is the Kingdom on August 26, 2009


  1. ohhh look yummy

    would love it if you could share this post on my new link party, Serenity Saturday, over at www.serenityyou.blogspot.com


  2. That croc hot-dog is just brilliant! And Broccoli in the swamp - genius!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. That looks like something my grandchildren might enjoy. Two of my grandchildren are such picky eaters they are so hard to please.
    New follower from the Creative bloggers hop. Hope you stop by for a visit. Have a great week.

  4. Love the dog! We might try to do something like that without the food dye.

  5. Haha...I love the croc dog! My son just turned 3 and he has become ridiculously particular about what he will {and won't!} eat. Maybe making his food look more fun will entice him...
    Thanks for sharing!


  6. This wonderful post totally contributed to the blog party's success! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  7. Always love your food ideas!! Your kids have one, fun mama!

  8. Yummy and funny! Thanks for linking up

  9. Great idea. My daughter has been very sad 'cause she and her boyfriend had a fight last night maybe a couple of pancake with honey put an smile on her face.