Here are my 5 favorite things for this week:
I am definitely on the pumpkin bandwagon, especially during the Thanksgiving season. This pumpkin beverage from So Delicious is perfect in baked goods, on it’s own, and even in coffee, like my Pumpkin Spice Café au Lait. Use the store finder to find some near you.
Say whaaaaat?! I know it may sound strange, but this is a fun snack idea that the kids and adults will enjoy. I’ve made two versions of this: one for the little guy, topped with peanut butter and raisins, and one for myself, topped with almond butter, chopped almonds and shaved dark chocolate.
I was introduced to these bento style lunchboxes by Keeley McGuire’s website, and my son loves them. They’re easy for little one’s to open, and have no BPA, PVC, or phthalates. The three different compartments make it fun to pack Lunchable-style meals, and the little guy loves the different colored lids. They come in a set of 4, and are safe for the microwave, dishwasher, and freezer. You can get them here on Amazon.
Halloween can be a challenging holiday for a kid with food allergies. My little one told everyone he encountered while trick-or-treating that he was allergic to milk. Although I was proud of his awareness, this resulted in a bag filled much less than his fellow trick-or-treaters. Thankfully I was prepared with a bag of safe treats for him to feel included. My favorite safe treats that I always have on hand are from YumEarth Organics. They’re organic, free of food dyes, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Shellfish Free, Soy Free, and Wheat Free. The best part is that they actually taste really good! We always have the gummy bears and lollipops on hand, and these were a great treat for the little guy on Halloween.
I admit this photo does the bird no justice, but this recipe is my FAVORITE for roasted chicken. Everyone I cook this for raves about it. It’s simple to prepare, requires no attention while it’s roasting, and makes a seriously juicy chicken. Get the recipe here.