Daily Archives: October 9, 2017

Chicken Hot Dog Mummies

How cute are these hot dog mummies? Made with 2 ingredients! 🌭 Trader Joe’s Chicken hot dogs and 🥐crescent roll dough! Since it was a rainy day here in NYC, we spent it indoors and of course I had to figure out some activities to keep my boys busy. What better than to have some fun in the kitchen! Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker’s crescent mummy dogs, link below (but I skipped the cheese since my kids aren’t fans of it and used chicken hot dogs).  When kids help in the kitchen, they are more likely to eat what they’ve helped to create and my kids gobbled these little mummy dogs up!  Serve with your little one’s favorite dip!

Ingredients

1 can crescent roll dough

8 chicken hot dogs

 

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Unroll dough; separate at perforations, creating 4 rectangles. Press perforations to seal.
  3. With a knife, cut each rectangle lengthwise into 10 pieces, making a total of 40 pieces of dough. Slice cheese slices into quarters (1/2 slice cheese, cut in half).
  4. Wrap 4 pieces of dough around each hot dog to look like “bandages,” stretching dough slightly to completely cover hot dog. About 1/2 inch from one end of each hot dog, separate “bandages” so hot dog shows through for “face.” On ungreased large cookie sheet, place wrapped hot dogs; spray dough lightly with cooking spray.
  5. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until dough is light golden brown. Serve with ketchup and/or mustard for dipping!

Spooky Apple Mouths

I LOVE Halloween!  but I’m always looking for ways to make healthy Halloween food crafts, especially since I want to show my kids that it isn’t all about candy! My kids and I have been getting creative today with some fun Halloween inspired food crafts 👻🎃! Here is one that is super easyyyy and requires only 3 ingredients! Spooky Apple Mouths! Who knew pistachios could make sure scary teeth! Be sure to get your kids to help with this one!! They will have even more fun eating something they made 🤗 plus it’s made with healthy ingredients and no added sugar!

Here is what you need:

* 1 apple 🍎 sliced into thick slices (like as shown in this photo)

*sunflower seed, almond or peanut butter

*pistachios (cut each pistachio into quarters, so you have 4 “teeth” per pistachio)

Instructions:

1-spread apple slices with nut butter.

2-carefully place pistachios in a row with pointy part sticking up.

3-place another apple slice on top and turn it over so the points of the teeth face down.

Enjoy!