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5 Vegetarian Dishes & Snacks That Taste Great

 5 Vegetarian Dishes & Snacks That Taste Great

The older I get the more people I know that are vegetarian, pescatarian or vegan.  It is hard to have healthy meals or snacks to accommodate everyone but here are a few favorites.  Just grabbing food doesn’t work.  You want it to be tasty and delicious for everyone.  Dive in and enjoy some new ideas that can work for your friends and family.

 1. I love the Cauliflower Pilaf from Cedarland Natural Food.  They also have tamales, burritos and breakfast foods.  The Roasted Chile Rellenos are fantastic too.

 cedarlane cauliflower pilaf

2. UrthBox is a monthly subscription box full of vegan treats. Chips, cookies, dried fruit, on-the-go bars and even drinkable soup.  They are from a variety of companies and have healthy ingredients and all are 100% vegan.  You can join their club and earn member points too.  Not all boxes are vegan but they are organic and all natural.  There are four box sizes to choose from and you can send them as a gift too.

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 3. You can’t go wrong with nuts!  Nuts are high in protein and a delicious snack.  Setton Farms has a variety of pistachio products including these Pistachio Chewy Bites. They are a mix of pistachios and cranberries with agave nectar. Each one is only 8 carbs, 6 1/2 grams of fat and they have 7 grams of protein.

pistachio chewy bites

4. When all else fails, make a salad.  Great idea for at home or a potluck where you need to bring a vegetarian dish.  You can make it a summer salad, green salad, fruit salad, etc.  Get creative.  Just make sure any ingredients that are not fruits or vegetables are still vegetarian.  I love my Quick Dry Salad Spinner by CaveTools.  It is built well and is sturdy and is a great way to get rid of excess water in your lettuce so that your salads are wet or watery.  The salad spinner even comes with 30 delicious salad recipes.

salad spinner

5. Make a simple dish, like spaghetti.  It is foolproof and you can throw in some garlic bread and a salad for a complete meal.  Just make sure the sauce does not have meat in it.

When in doubt, consult a vegetarian cookbook.  I like Forks Over Knives (good movie too).  It has over 300 plant-based recipes you can make at home.

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Ways To Create An Easter Basket Hunt For all Ages

Ways To Create An Easter Basket Hunt For all Ages

I love celebrating Easter.  It is my favorite holiday of all times.  My family celebrates it a little different than most.  We have kids in the family from ages from 6-16 and want them all to have fun.  My parents and siblings all gather for a potluck brunch and we decorate and dye hard boiled eggs.  More than 1/2 of my family is vegetarian so I like to bring dishes that everyone can eat.  Having healthy food is good, since after the kids get their baskets they will be eating candy.
Easter basket hunt

 The kids were never raised believing in the Easter Bunny, instead the call my mom Patty Cottontail (the female name for Peter Cottontail that my mom made up).  When the eggs are all decorated the kids will find color-coded Post-It notes on the wall.  Each child has one color.  Each one has a clue on it.  They follow them all around the house and yard, clue-to-clue.  Each child’s clues are easy or hard, depending on age and ability.  Once they find their last clue (there is usually about 5-6 total) they go report to Patty Cottontail to get their basket.  All of the baskets are hidden in the extra bedroom until they kids find that clue.

  1. The easiest way we are able to tell who’s basket is who’s is to make a label and print each child’s name on the basket and handle.  I love Brother’s P-Touch Label Printer.  It has a million uses, especially for homeschooling parents and even comes with different colors of ink. IMG_8693brother's p-touch label printer
  2. We also make sure each kid gets enough eggs and the youngest kids don’t get left out.  We do this by having a certain amount of each color of the plastic eggs (filled with candy) and each kid can only get their color of plastic eggs.
  3. When the kids are hunting for hard boiled eggs there are easy/hard hiding spots.  The eggs that are in clear view or barely visible are for the younger kids.  The older kids have to search a little more, like in tree branches or places they can reach higher.
  4.  Give younger kids a 5 or 10 minute heads start on their egg hunt.
  5. Team up.  Have the older kids help the younger kids.  The buddy system makes it where they are all having fun together.
  6. Have snacks for the adults too (we have adult-only ones, just to be fair).  I love the trail-mix creations by Trixi’s Treasures.  They come in a large variety and are great for everyone.  My favorite is the Lemon Lime Yogurt Pretzel Twists Treasure Mix.  *(They are great for road trips too).  Each bag is 2.8 oz and they have special treat bags for Easter.Trixi's treasures

We also have one lucky golden egg (my sister started this).  Inside this egg is a $1 bill.  They kids are all excited to search for this egg.

Hidden egg in a hanging ornament up high on the awning.  Something for the older kids to reach.

easter egg hunt ideas

 

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