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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Kiddie Kabobs!

It's no secret.
I am lacking in the cooking department.
No matter how many adorable aprons I buy I still need fresh ideas for the kitchen! My friend Melissa over at Frugalissa will be stopping by Eli's Lids every month or so to give us ideas on how to spice up our cooking.
No apron needed. Though you will feel much cooler if you are wearing one... I promise!!
(P.S. I may talk her into giving us some tips about going Green too!)

Post below written by Melissa from Frugalissa

Kiddie Kabobs!!
I am always trying to come up creative ways to jazz up our food. Change it up a bit for the kids so it seems different to them even though it might just be a banana. But add yogurt and sprinkles and it is a little treat or push raisins on it and it makes a crazy eyed snake. Kids can sometimes get stuck in a food rut. This helps them get out of the rut try new things and changes up the norm a bit so it is not the same PB & J everyday.
Here is the step by step of making our fruit/marshmallow kabobs...
Get strawberries,blueberries and marshmallows and let the kids make whatever concoction they want.
My daughter decided she wanted hers to be color coordinated. My son loves blueberries so there were a lot on his skewer...It is so fun to see what they come up w/ and let them be creative. Then they eat it. I found they eat better if it is on a skewer or even a toothpick. I don't know if it is the novelty or what.

Here are more examples:

Nanas Gone Wild: Cut big chunks of banana and dip in yogurt and roll in sprinkles and skewer....Yummy!

Fruit Art: Get your kids fave melons and take cookie cutters to make different shapes and skewer. You could even do this with cheese too.

Pizza: Take chunks of bagel or even Focaccia bread, cherry tomatoes, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese and skewer..Dip in pizza sauce...Viola pizza...
Sweet Treat: Angel food cake and berries and skewer....Sweet, light and healthy!.

About Melissa...
Hi, my name is Melissa aka-Frugalissa. I am a wife and mom to 2 kiddos. We live in TN. I am quite savvy at finding deals and saving money. My motto is "Frugal does not mean I have to be cheap". I am into natural living, being green and try to feed my family healthy, wholesome food. I am proof you can still be healthy and frugal too.


Aimee said...

YUMMY!! I can't wait for more! =)

Anonymous said...

I never would have thought of these ideas...such a great idea!!! I bet my kids would like these. Thanks!


rachael said...

AWESOME! SO funny... I scrolled down to the first picture and thought: That looks like Makenlee! And... Easton. Wait. Is FRUGALISSA the Melissa that I know?? :) Cool ideas!!

Aracely--Daytrippingmom said...

Love this! We are so trying this tomorrow afternoon. I love the nanas gone wild. Anything with sprinkles is a big hit with the kiddos. Thanks for this post and for introducing Frugalissa!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those are awesome!

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