I fell into a snack and lunch slump. This realization hit me hard between the eyes because of the following conversation I had with the Lil Man.
Me: What would you like to have for lunch today?
LM: Mac and Cheese
Me: I haven't made any and we don't have any Annie's. Any other ideas?
LM: A quesadilla
Me: Well, we don't have any tortillas. Anything else?
LM: Grilled cheese sandwich.
Me: Ya, it is time for us to change things up.
I realized I was stuck in a cheese rut. This wasn't my usual MO, but we were in it and we were in it deep. I looked inside my fridge and one of the veggie compartments was filled with 3 different bags of cheese, plus two bricks. Yikes.
New day. New leaf. I have approximately 6 pounds of quinoa sitting in my pantry and I need to use it. We tried these quinoa bites today and the Lil Man suggested that we call them "Num Nums". Alrighty then. He ate 6 and Lil Miss ate 2. I consider that a success.
The veggies combinations you can add in are numerous. I used kale, broccoli and carrots. Other options might be peas, squash, spinach, chard, corn, or cauliflower. This is an easy way to use those leftover veggies from dinner the night before.
I served them up with some apple rings (use an apple corer to take out the core and then slice into thin slices). The kids ate two apples worth and had fun pretending they had apple eyes, apple ears and apple noses. Who knew cutting the fruit a different way would make it a renewed hit?