Apple Cinnamon Chia Seed Pudding with Good Karma Flaxmilk

Pour on the goodness with this refreshing yet hearty vegan Apple Cinnamon Chia Seed Pudding with Good Karma Flaxmilk. Mealtime surely can be full of goodness with this make-ahead chia seed pudding featuring dairy-free flaxmilk. Keep reading to get this recipe that will help you inspire more goodness into your daily routine because your meal is already prepared with this Apple Cinnamon Chia Seed Pudding with Good Karma Flaxmilk.  

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Fall isn't just about back to school, it's also about falling back into family routines. Family routines that spread goodness into our homes also help us spread goodness throughout the world. This is where true change happens.

Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. -Desmond Tutu

Good Karma aims to "pour goodness" on everyday. This simple yet profound mantra is something that we bring into our home, around our table, too. My family + I are pouring goodness into our days by sharing with each other what acts of kindness we chose to do that day that centered on other people, not ourselves. From big to small. From simple to more thought-out. It's about teaching our kids The Golden Rule by also modeling it ourselves. 

Apple Cinnamon Chia Seed Pudding with Good Karma Flax Milk
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We have a pom pom jar at our house where I add pom poms when I catch my kids doing kind + thoughtful things for each other. Sometimes they even let me know of the thoughtful choices they made, because they are so proud. I love the motivation they get from seeing the jar as it is filled with pom poms because they made great choices. They often tell me the thoughtful things they chose to do for each other or even helpful choices they made out in the community. This has been a great motivational tool for my kids to help practice The Golden Rule on a day to day basis as they pour goodness into our daily routine. 

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Good Karma pours goodness into our mornings with this ready-to-eat Apple Cinnamon Chia Seed Pudding. But, Good Karma also pours so much goodness into our lives because it is a great allergy-friendly option for families like ours. Good Karma is free of the top 8 allergens, plus it is vegan, gluten-free + plant-based. So much nutritional goodness in one cheery container. My family is truly thankful to have such a great option for our dietary needs that has a surprisingly delicious taste + creamy texture. 

Apple Cinnamon Vegan Chia Seed Pudding with Good Karma Flax Milk
dairy free chia seed pudding recipe with Good Karma Flaxmilk

Good Karma wants to pour goodness into your daily routine by giving you a $2 off coupon. You can download the $2 off coupon Here. And, Good Karma will also match your coupon by donating $2 to community organizations that are inspiring + activating goodness everyday, including FARE's The Teal Pumpkin Project, The GrowHaus, + The Gangsta Gardener. The charitable initiative campaign is supporting amazing organizations that are making a meaningful difference in our communities. 

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By doing the little things and the big things, by supporting one another and radiating optimism, we bring brightness to every day. We cheer on our friends, are committed to our neighbors and are inspired by acts of kindness. Join us in contributing small drops of positive energy and encouraging everyone to pour on the goodness. 

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Vegan Apple Cinnamon Chia Seed Pudding with Good Karma Flax Milk

Apple Cinnamon Chia Seed Pudding with Good Karma Flaxmilk

Ingredients:

4 Cups Good Karma Flaxmilk Original

1 1/2 Cup Chia Seeds

3 Tbsp Confectioner's Sugar

1 Tbsp Cinnamon

1 Tbsp Agave Nectar

1/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract

3 Apples Cored and Sliced

Additional Cinnamon + Confectioner's Sugar for topping.

Directions:

Combine Good Karma Flaxmilk + Chia Seeds. Stir well until combined. Next, add confectioner's sugar, cinnamon, agave nectar + vanilla. Stir into the pudding + divide into cups. Cover + refrigerate over night. 

Enjoy chilled or microwave for 30 to 60 seconds. Top with freshly sliced apples + sprinkled confectioner's sugar + cinnamon. 

 

Adaptation for young children/baby led weaning: Combine the Good Karma Flaxmilk, chia seeds, agave nectar + vanilla.  Reserve 1/2 cup of the mixture. Then, add the confectioner's sugar and cinnamon to be enjoyed by the big kids + adults! 

 

Yields approximately 6 small Mason Jars. 

Vegan Apple Cinnamon Chia Seed Pudding with Good Karma Flax Milk
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Pour goodness into your daily routine with Good Karma Flaxmilk. Seek the good that is all around + sprinkle goodness for others to find. Nourish yourself with this make-ahead meal. Download your coupon here for a $2 discount + an opportunity for goodness to be poured into organizations working to do much good around us.

Looking for the delicious vegan Good Karma Flaxmilk in a store near you? Happily, you will find Good Karma in many local retailers across the U.S. I was even able to pick up Good Karma while visiting my mom in a small rural town in Michigan! Click here for the store locater + happy shopping!

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This post was sponsored by Good Karma. I only share products that I truly use + that are in our fridge + in our bellies. Thank you for supporting the companies the support this blog + bring you easy new recipes. 

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Lavender Lemonade Recipe

It's HOT here in Denver this summer + I have a lavender lemonade recipe to help cool you down. This refreshing combo of lavender + lemon will help you beat the heat.

Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Ingredients:

5 1/2 Cups Water

1/2 Cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

7 Tablespoons Agave Nectar

1 Cup Lavender Water:

           3 Tbsp Dried Lavender

           2 Cups Water

Lavender Lemonade Recipe

Directions:

Juice 2 to 3 lemons to yield 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a stock pot. Add agave nectar + lemon juice, stir until dissolved. Add 2 1/2 cups cool water. Let cool.

In an additional pot, bring 2 cups water to boil. Place a fine strainer over the pot, in the water. Place 3 Tbsp dried lavender in the strainer. Steep for 10-15 minutes. Reserve 1 cup lavender water. 

Add 1 cup lavender water to the lemonade mixture. Let cool. Transfer to a pitcher + refrigerate. Enjoy!

Lavender Lemonade Recipe

The fresh lavender scent will fill your kitchen + is sure to chill you out. Lavender is known for it's relaxation properties. I hope this recipe helps you find refreshment this summer. Let me know how you like to chill out in the summer in the comments below. 

Photography by: // Lindsey Lee & Co. 

Fresh Fruit Popsicles with Tropicana® Fresh

Fresh fruit popsicles are a perfect treat for the whole family anytime of year. But, summertime is the perfect time for this refreshing treat. This recipe is packed with real, fresh fruit, with a splash of sweetness. This layered fruit popsicle recipe features oranges, mandarins, lemons, pineapples + grapefruits from Tropicana® Fresh

Fruit Popsicle Recipe

Father's Day is just around the corner + these popsicles are sure to bring cheer to the father in your life. Perfect after a round of golf, a bike ride around the neighborhood or a fun game of softball. Tropicana® Fresh has the mission to bring sunshine, sweetness + good health to you. And, these fresh fruit popsicles sure do.  

fresh fruit popsicles

This recipe features a layered fruit look. But, I know sometimes we are busy. Another recipe option is listed for you as well that includes the fresh fruit right in the popsicle. No extra steps. Just fresh fruit + the simple syrup + straight in the freezer they go. 

Fresh Fruit Popsicles

If you're going to make your own popsicles, might as well include some cheery popsicle sticks, right? Maybe in Dad's favorite color? Maybe in your child's favorite design? Maybe just something unique that makes you smile? Stop by your favorite craft store to find a fun set of unique popsicle sticks. 

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Fresh Fruit Popsicles with Tropicana® Fresh

Ingredients:

Simple Syrup:

1 1/2 Cup Cold Water

1 Cup Hot Water

1/2 Cup Sugar

2 Tbsp Agave Nectar

2 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice

Fresh Fruit:

1 Cup Fresh Grapefruit (1 large grapefruit)

1 Cup Fresh Oranges (1-2 oranges)

1 Cup Fresh Pineapple (1 medium pineapple)

1 Cup Fresh Mandarins (approximately 10 mandarins)

Real fruit popsicle recipe

Directions:

First, create the simple syrup on the stove top. In a medium sized pan, add 1 cup water. Bring to a boil. Next, add 1/2 cup sugar. Stir until dissolved. Then, add 2 tbsp agave nectar. Stir until dissolved. Then, add 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice. Next, add 1 1/12 cup cool water. Stir + set aside. 

To create the fresh fruit popsicles with fresh fruit suspended in the simple syrup, begin slicing the fruits into small pieces. Peel the mandarins + set aside. Section the grapefruit + oranges + peel off the membranes. While sectioning the grapefruit, reserve 1/4 cup fresh grapefruit juice that can be squeezed out of the fruit remaining on the skin. Slice the pineapple into small pieces. Next, Place the fresh fruit into the popsicle molds. Alternate the fruits. Fill about halfway, then add the popsicle sticks. Next, place the remaining fruit around the sticks. Then, add the reserved grapefruit juice to the simple syrup. Stir. Finally, pour the simple syrup into the molds + freeze. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight. 

To create the layered fresh fruit popsicles, begin peeling + slicing the fruits. Create the simple syrup listed above + set aside. Have your blender ready, and peel your fruit over your blender to catch any extra juice. Prepare the fruit by both squeezing the fresh fruit + adding whole fruit chunks. Each layer of fruit will be prepared separately. Yet, the process remains the same. Measure about 1 cup of fresh fruit into the blender. Peel and juice 1 cup of fresh oranges. Add to blender. Add 1/2 cup simple syrup. Blend on medium for 1 minute. Then, pour a small layer into the popsicle mold + place into the freezer for 3 hours or longer. Pour remaining orange mixture into a sealed container + place in the refrigerator. Repeat with grapefruit, pineapple + mandarins. Place each of the mixtures into sealed containers in the refridgerator so they will be ready to add a new layer once the previous layer has frozen. Fill some layers thin + some thick for a cheery look. Once the popsicle mold is filled halfway, add the popsicle sticks into the mixture to freeze into the popsicle. Continue to add the fresh fruit mixtures until the molds are filled. Enjoy!

This recipe yields approximately 12 popsicles. There are various sized popsicle molds available + it is fun to create different sizes + shapes!

Real fruit popsicle recipe

Whether you make your fresh fruit popsicles with layers or with the fresh fruit suspended into the simple syrup, they are surely to be enjoyed by all. Maybe the kids enjoy while drawling with sidewalk chalk or the adults enjoy paired with a cocktail. Just make sure to pair the popsicles with some great conversation. 

Fresh fruit popsicles with layered juices

Pin the above image to save this recipe for later. Have fun making these popsicles into your own works of art. And, enjoy the sunshine, sweetness + good health brought to you by Tropicana® Fresh

This recipe was sponsored by Tropicana® Fresh + these thoughts + opinions are all my own. Besides, my kids loved these popsicles so much they ate the first batch right up before I could even take any photos. 

Photography by: // Lindsey Lee & Co. 

Welch's® Fresh: Frozen Grape Acai Smoothie

Fresh fruit is an amazing treat. It's a treat to our health + our taste buds. Naturally sweet, kids love this nutritious food. Fruit is perfect in smoothies + this recipe easily disguises a green leafy vegetable, spinach, that is often difficult to get kids to eat. Welch's® Fresh grapes take center stage in this recipe. It's one I'm sure your whole family will enjoy.

Welch's grapes

Did you know grapes are packed with important nutrients + have many health benefits?

Grape Nutrition:

  • Grapes are a good source of the essential trace mineral copper, which is crucial for energy production. 
  • One cup of Welch's® Fresh grapes contains only 104 calories. 
  • Grapes are a good source of phytonutrients which are thought to have health protecting qualities such as, fighting free radicals that are known to cause damage in the body. Phytonutrients are so important that The American Cancer Society + The American Heart Association recommend eating a diet high in fruits + vegetables too ensure a high intake of phytonutrients.
  • Grapes are a good source of riboflavin (B2). Riboflavin helps the body metabolize fats + protein. Riboflavin also helps the body convert B6 + folate into usable forms in the body.

 For more nutrition information, visit eatright.org

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Welch's® Fresh: Frozen Grape Acia Smoothie Ingredients:

2 Cups Frozen Welch's® Fresh Grapes

2 Cups Frozen Raspberries

1 Cup Frozen Blackberries

1 Cup Filtered Water

1/2 Cups Welch's® Frozen Grape Juice Concentrate

1/2 Cup Fresh Spinach

1/4 Cup Frozen Marion Berries 

1/4 Cup Frozen Acai Juice or Concentrate

2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds

2 Tbsp Ground Flax Seeds

 

To create a Smoothie Bowl, Top with any of the following options:

1/4 Cup Edible Flowers

1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds

1 Tbsp Ground Flax Seeds

1/4 Cup Fresh or Frozen Grapes

1/4 Cup Seeds or Nuts

Welch's Fresh Grapes

Directions:

Wash Welch's® Fresh grapes under cool water in a colander. You can use a little salt or baking soda to help wash off any debris from Nature's elements. Peel the grapes off the stem + place in a ziplock bag. Measure out two cups + extra for snacking. Do not dry off, place in the bag with a little moisture. Place in the freezer for 3-5 hours or overnight.

In blender add: frozen grape concentrate, spinach, hemp seeds + flax seeds. Next, add the frozen fruit: frozen grapes, frozen raspberries, frozen blackberries + marion berries. Next, pour in water + acai juice. Place the top on the blender + blend on your smoothie setting or on high for 30 seconds. Check the consistency, then add a little extra water if needed or blend for an extra 20-40 seconds.

For a quick smoothie drink: pour into glasses + top with a straw + enjoy!

Grape Smoothie Bowl

Directions for a Hearty Smoothie Bowl:

Pour blended smoothie into a bowl. Arrange edible flowers in your bowl. Top with flax + hemp seeds. For extra crunch + protein add: seeds + nuts, granola + some frozen Welch's® Fresh grapes. Enjoy!

Welch's grape smoothie bowl

The frozen grapes are such a nice touch to this smoothie. They give the smoothies a great chill, just as ice cubes do, but with more nutritional benefit. The frozen grape concentrate brings a natural sweetness to the smoothie as well as a little tart kick. My kids honesty love this smoothie + continue to ask for it. They generally don't eat a spinach salad, but they help put the spinach into the blender + love it! My kids think it is a lot of fun to watch the grapes change their consistency when frozen. I love that they are able to learn about healthy plant-based foods as children. I think touching the food, talking about it + helping prepare it will help them to develop a life-long value for health + wellness. That sure is my goal, so bring on the frozen Welch's® Fresh grape experiments!

Welch's Fresh grape Smoothie Bowl

We love Cooking with Welch's® Fresh grapes at our house + we hope you will too! You can enter the Welch's® Fresh Great Grape Shape-Up Sweepstakes by entering Here. You could win a $100 Visa Gift Card! Cheers!

 

This post was sponsored by Welch's® Fresh. These opinions are my own + I hope my honest thoughts + recipe help you in your kitchen!

 

Photography by: // Lindsey Lee & Co.

Gluten Free Gingerbread House with Enjoy Life Foods

It is so much fun to make a Gingerbread house during the Christmas season. But, most Gingerbread house kits in the stores contain gluten, wheat, eggs + often warnings that the treats may contain peanuts, tree nuts + other allergens. Well, that can take all the fun out of gingerbread making for families with food allergies. So, I created a gluten free gingerbread house recipe with more nutritious ideas for the decorations as well.

gluten free gingerbread house

My kids love to snack while making a gingerbread house, which is really fun. But, honestly, I aim for nutritious snacks over sugary sweets. They had their fare share of powdered sugar intake during the making of our gingerbread house, but the Enjoy Life Foods Seed + Fruit Mix was a big, nutritious hit! We went for a cottage look + covered our house with sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds + dried pineapple. All of the Enjoy Life products are certified gluten-free + free-from the top 8 most common allergens as defined by the FDA (wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (including coconut), fish and shellfish). They are also all verified Non-GMO, certified Kosher and Halal, and are made with no artificial ingredients. The Seed + Fruit Mix was not only nutritious, but I love giving my family food that I know is free from our allergens.

Enjoy life foods gingerbread house

My Gingerbread recipe centers around the Enjoy Life Foods Gluten Free All Purpose Flour. Did you know all 5 of the Enjoy Life Foods Baking Mixes (Brownie, Pancake + Waffle, Muffin, Pizza Crust + All-Purpose Flour) are also certified vegan? They are made with a blend of ancient grains (teff, buckwheat, millet + quinoa), contain 5g of plant-based (algal) protein per serving, and contain the probiotics strain Ganeden BC30! You can find full ingredient + nutritional information here.  

Gluten free gingerbread house

Gluten Free Gingerbread House Ingredients:

1 Box Enjoy Life Foods Gluten Free All Purpose Flour (4 cups)

2/3 Cup Rice Milk

1/2 Cup Molasses

1/2 Cup Vegetable or Palm Oil Shortening

1/2 Cup Cinnamon Applesauce

1/2 Cup Sugar

2 Tablespoons Baking Powder 

1 Tablespoon Fresh Ground Ginger

1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

1/4 Tsp Allspice

1/2 Tsp Salt

enjoy life foods gingerbread house decorations

Gingerbread House Decorations:

Enjoy Life Seed + Fruit Mix

Cranberries

Cinnamon Sticks

Candy Canes (Organic, nut free, kosher)

Sugar + Confectioner's Sugar for dusting

Non-food Decorations:

Wreaths

Bottle Brush Trees

Beaded garland or Mini Christmas Lights

Cardboard

Gingerbread House Frosting:

1 Cup Confectioner's Sugar

1 Tablespoon Water or Rice Milk

Gluten free Gingerbread house

Directions:

Melt shortening in a saucepan. Add sugar + molasses + mix well, with sugar fully dissolved. Sift together in a mixing bowl: flour, baking soda, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, salt + ginger. Gradually stir 4 cups of the dry ingredients into the melted shortening mixture. Mix in rice milk + applesauce. Mix thoroughly. Transfer to a bowl + refrigerate for 4 hours or over night.

Place baking sheet on workspace. Line with parchment paper. Roll out dough. You may put a piece of parchment paper on top of the dough for ease of rolling. Cut Gingerbread house pieces. I found this Gingerbread cookie cutter set on Amazon, just search "Gingerbread cookie cutter." Trim + smooth up sides with a knife. Remember to cut your doors + windows prior to baking. Remove excess dough + roll out to cut additional pieces. Bake at 350 for 10 - 12 minutes. Cool on baking rack.

For the frosting: mix 1 Cup confectioner's sugar to 1 Tablespoon water or rice milk. When creating your Gingerbread house, you can apply your frosting with a knife, spoon, piping bag, Ziplock bag with the corner cut off, or generic ketchup bottle from a cooking store or The Dollar Tree.

Place a piece of cardboard on your workspace to build your Gingerbread house. With your frosting, glue your house directly onto the cardboard. Glue the walls, one at a time + let it dry for a few minutes before adding the next piece. You can use cans of vegetables to hold up your walls while drying. 

To re-create this design, line the bottom edge of the house with fresh cranberries. Then, start from the bottom + work your way up + spread the frosting on the wall then place in the sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds + dried pineapple to look like a cobblestone or brick wall. Work in small sections until complete. Decorate the roof + let dry before adding it to the house. For the roof: spread with frosting + sprinkle on candy cane crumbs + fine sugar. Add wreaths + trees as you wish. Sprinkle confectioner's sugar + fine sugar on your cardboard to create snow. Cheers! 

Gluten Free gingerbread house

What are your favorite accents on a Gingerbread house? Have you cut doors + windows out of your Gingerbread house before? Let me know in the comments. Merry Christmas!

 

DIY Gluten Free Gingerbread House

This post was sponsored by Enjoy Life Foods. All opinions are my own. My family has allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, dairy, soy + sesame, plus I am a vegetarian, so Enjoy Life is a brand we truly do enjoy. 

Photography by: // Lindsey Lee & Co.

Lunch Ideas: Let's have some fun

Lunch. Everybody eats it. Somebody needs to make it.  Some of us enjoy it. Some of us really don't want to make lunch. Ever. Again. But, the reality is that we all need to eat to survive. Our kids surely need to eat to survive. But, we don't want our kids just surviving, right? We want them thriving on healthy, nutritious food. In an ideal world, right? Here are some ideas to make lunch more fun + more nutritious for your kids + you!

Kids food art

Strawberry Sunflower Plate

Ingredients: 5 strawberries, 1 banana, 1/4 cup shredded carrots, 1/4 watermelon 

Directions: Wash and slice strawberries lengthwise. Slice banana, Rinse + dry shredded carrots. (I buy pre-shredded carrots, my kids like the texture of thin carrots the best). Slice watermelon lengthwise into thin pieces. Arrange banana slices into a circle in the center of the plate. Pile them as high + thick as you'd like. Arrange strawberries in a flower petal pattern surrounding the bananas. Overlap the layers of strawberries + continue with as many rows as you'd like. Arrange carrot slices in a stem shape, add loos pieces for grass + create two leaves by connecting two carrot slices together. Finally, use a cookie cutter to cut shapes out of the watermelon + place surrounding your flower. Get as creative as you'd like + add or subtract anything you see here.

Kids lunch allergy friendly

Fruit Cabobs

Ingredients: 1 small Watermelon + 3 Bananas

Directions: Slice bananas lengthwise + set on a plate. Slice watermelon down the center, then cut into slices, next cut into cubes. Place watermelon slices on a plate + set aside. Work together with your kids to create a pattern of pink, yellow, pink yellow on your cabob sticks Enjoy!

kids food art

Apple Slice Heart

Ingredients: 1 Apple or 1 bag pre-sliced apples

Directions: Wash + slice an apple, or open your bag of pre-sliced apples. Arrange in a heart shape on your table. You can arrange one + ask your child to create one of their own.

yogurt bowl kids lunch

Animal Dairy-Free Yogurt Bowl

Ingredients: Dairy-free yogurt + hemp seeds + blueberries: fresh or frozen.

Directions: Pour your yogurt into the bowl, sprinkle hemp seeds for a smile, add blueberries for eyes.

solar system food art

Fruit + Veggie Solar System

Ingredients: 1 lemon, 1 kiwi, 1 clementine, a handful of: green grapes, red grapes, blueberries, raspberries, cherry tomatoes. And, 1/4 cup heriloom pepper.

Directions: Print out a photo of the Solar System from the internet. Or, open a book with a photo of the Solar System. Next, slice the lemon into thin slices + halve the red + green grapes. Next, Peel the skin off the kiwi + cut into thin slices. Then, cut your clementine into thin slices + cut a sliver of the peel off to create Saturn's rings. Next, use a small circle cookie cutter to cut circle shapes out of the heirloom pepper. Wash + dry your blueberries + raspberries. Next, arrange your fruit into the order of the Solar System. 

Just like Dr. Seuss says in There's No Place Like Space: Mallory - Valerie - Emily Mickels - just - saved - up - nine hundred ninety-nine nickels! Sun: lemon - Mercury: green grape - Venus: cherry tomato - Earth: kiwi - Mars: purple grape - Jupiter: heirloom pepper - Saturn: clementine - Uranus: blueberry - Neptune: raspberry. 

kids rice cake lunch ideas

Rice Cake Friends

Ingredients: Small rice cakes (I used the Happy Family brand), blueberries, SunButter, grapes, apples, heirloom carrots, Enjoy Life mini chips chocolate chips.

Directions: Spread SunButter onto some of the rice cakes. Slice up carrots + apples. Create the fun faces with the above ingredients.

allergy friendly snack

SunButter Stick People

Ingredients: SunButter, celery + strawberries

Directions: Wash + cut celery stalks into equal sizes for arms + legs. Cut one long stalk for the body. Spread with SunButter. Place stick figure on plate. Wash strawberries + add for the head.

Melon food art

Melon Friend

Ingredients: Cantaloupe, kiwi + clementines.

Directions: Wash the kiwi, cantaloupe + clementines. Cut the skin off the kiwi, then slice. Cut the cantaloupe in half, then fourths. Cut out the seeds. Trim into smaller slices that look like a little smile. Peel the clementines. Place the fruit in the shape of a face on the plate.

garbage truck lunch

Edible Garbage Trucks

Ingredients: Apples, colby jack cheese (or-dairy-free cheese), celery, strawberries + blueberries.

Directions: Wash the fruit. Cut the cheese into squares. Cut the celery into small rectangles. Cut the top of the strawberries off + slice the rest. Cut the sides of the apples off, then cut into slices. Place the large apple slices on the plate with the cheese squares slightly overlapping in front. Place the celery rectangle on the cheese + the strawberry tops under the cheese + apple for tires. Add the small apple slice for the back hopper. Cut up additional fruits + cheese for "trash" to throw into the hopper before eating.

Bento box lunch

Dairy-Free Bento Box

Ingredients: 1 container dairy-free raspberry yogurt, 2 tbsp mini chips, 2 tbsp hemp seeds, 2 tbsp sunflower seeds, 1/4 cup banana slices, 1/4 cup strawberry slices, 1/4 cup cucumber slices, 2 tbsp dairy-free cream cheese, 1 tsp dill, small lettuce pieces.

Directions: Dairy-Free Yogurt Bowl: Pour the dairy-free raspberry yogurt into your bento box. In a pattern, sprinkle sunflower seeds + mini chips + hemp seeds over the top. Create any pattern you'd love!

Fruit + Veggie Bento Box: Place the strawberry + banana slices in a pattern on one side of your bento box. Create sandwiches with your cucumber slices by spreading one slice with dairy-free cream cheese, then sprinkle with dill. top with a cucumber slice. Place a small piece of lettuce between your cucumber sandwiches. Enjoy!

Allergy friendly Lunch food art

Strawberry + Blueberry Patterned Plate

Ingredients: 1 cup fresh strawberries + 1/4 cup frozen blueberries. 

Directions: Wash strawberries. Cut the tops off of two strawberries + place in the center of the plate. Create a circle of frozen blueberries around the 2 large strawberries. Next, Cut the tops off of the remaining strawberries. Slice strawberries lengthwise. Then, cut the tops of the strawberries into a "V shape" to create a heart. Place in a circle around the plate. Enjoy!

What do you do to make lunch more enjoyable for you + your kids? Let me know in the comments.

Photography by: // Lindsey Lee & Co.

Fun & Easy food art for kids. Easy lunches. Toddler Snacks