☆The Little Turtle ☆ Lunchbox Ideas For Kids

1️⃣Veggie pita with hummus
2️⃣Omelett cubes
3️⃣Rice balls
4️⃣Energy bite (🌟Recipe⬇️)
5️⃣Cheese
6️⃣Fruits: Orange wedge + Blackberries

Hello friends! I made a little turtle using pita bread for this week’s lunchbox .I stuffed thinly sliced veggies and some hummus inside the pita. You can put anything you like in the pita
For example, you can use left over chicken or scrambled eggs or apple slices etc.

I also made some energy bites for my kids. No baking and no cooking required. Super easy to make. The only thing I didn’t like was washing the sticky blender. I used medjool dates, raisins, apricots, and shredded coconut. I didn’t even put any sugar in it. I think it is sweet enough for me  but you can add sugar if desired. I would recommend honey or maple syrup to make them sweeter. I love the apricots that my husband bought me.I always thought dried apricots were yellow, but if they naturally sundried, they are like dark brown. They actually taste like apricots. I am so glad that he found this gem. I hope you like this energy bites recipe. The dates, apricots, and raisins are rich in fibers which help our digestive systems and the dates are high in natural sugars so those energy bites are great for busy school days for a family on the go.

🎨Little Turtle Food Art

📽Video:

🥗Ingredients:( Turtle)
Mini wholegrain pita : 1
Green grapes : 6
Veggies of your choice
I used: thinly sliced lettuce/redcabge/cucumber ( about 2 tablespoons together)
Hummus: about 2 teaspoons
Wholegrain cheerios: 6 pieces
Tortilla: 1 small piece
Dry pasta: 1 stick
Seaweed/Nori: 1 Small piece
Cream cheese: about 1 teaspoon
(Bubbles)
Steamed rice (1/3 cup)+ spirulina powder(1/16 teaspoon )
Sea stars:
Cheese (1 piece )

🛠Tools:
Chopsticks,Carving knife,Emoji puncher,Hole puncher,Tweezers,Star cutter,Plastic wrap,Bowl etc.

🥣Recipe: Energy Bites

🍽Servings: About 12 bites
⏰Time: About 20 ~ 25 minutes

🥗Ingredients:
Pitted medjool dates: about 3/4 cup
Apricots: 1 cup
Raisins: 1/4 cup
Unsweetened shredded coconut:1/3 cup
Coconut oil : 1 or 2 teaspoons

👉Steps:
1. Add the pitted Medjool dates in a small bowl and cover with warm water and Microwave it for about 30 seconds. (or just soak for 10 or 15 minutes).

2. Put the shredded coconut on a plate and set aside.

3.Drain the dates when they are done. Place dates, apricots, raisins in the food processor. Blend into a batter.

4.Oil the mold with coconut oil and spoon the batter in the mold and press it with a cover. You can just use your hands to form the bites, or your own molds. I used a sushi rice mold as it has a cover to press the batter. You can also use a spoon to press it if you are using a mold. Don’t forget to oil the mold and hands before forming the bites.

5. Coat the bites with shredded coconut. Finish the remaining ingredients. Serve or store in a airtight jar and chill in the fridge overnight . I like it better after chilled in the fridge..

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