It’s that time of year! Kids are back in school and the lunch boxes are pulled out and dusted off ready to take on the school year.
The cub started 3 Day Preschool last week and it’s her first year eating lunch at school. We purchased a Planet Box and a friend from school gifted us the Omie. Both are fabulous lunch boxes!
We prepared two fun and healthy lunch box ideas that incorporate some of our old recipes! Scroll down for links to the recipes!
Omie lunch box:
- New savory pumpkin bread (Recipe to come) to make a sunbutter and apple sandwich
- Roasted seaweed
- Watermelon balls
- Brown Butter Pumpkin Cookies
Summertime means sun, lots of outdoor fun and a time when you can buy the most delicious fruit! One in particular – Cotton Candy grapes! If you haven’t heard of them, ask your local grocer if they are getting any in and make sure to grab a bag before they are gone. I know when they hit the shelves in our hometown they don’t last long! They are super sweet and taste just like cotton candy.
We grabbed a bag and decided to make popsicles with them! And these couldn’t be easier!
The cub started by chopping the grapes in half. We wanted to keep some of the grapes in bigger chunks.
The rest of the grapes she dumped into the blender.
For liquid we added one squeeze apple juice box to the blender.
A quick stir and then it was time to blend up the ingredients.
Time to get the Koji popsicle mold ready for the mixture.
In goes the apple grape mixture… oh, and a little friend joined in on the fun.
Grandma DiDi, the cub and her friend all helped put the grape halves in the popsicle mold. The bigger chunks give the popsicle more texture.
Last step before they go in the freezer is to put the sticks and caps on. Notice that Grandma DiDi is getting a little help from a Santa sticker strategically placed on her arm by the cub earlier that morning.
Finally! The sweetest popsicle on a hot summer day!
Cotton Candy Popsicles
- 1 1/2 cups of cotton candy grapes; save about 1/8 cup just chopped
- 1 7oz apple juice box
- Wash and prepare grapes
- Chop all grapes (reserve approximately 1/8 cup)
- Place grapes (except reserved) in blender
- Add 1 box of apple juice
- Blend for about 1 minute or pulse about 10 times
- Pour into popsicle mold
- Add reserved chopped grapes to each popsicle mold
- Freeze and enjoy. It should take 1 – 3 hours to fully freeze depending on the molds you use