Monday, June 21, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday & Remote Control Boat

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

For this Muffin Tin Meal, the kids ate lightly steamed purple cauliflower, chocolate chip cashew cookies, and veggie ravioli to dip into marinara sauce.

We love getting the purple, orange, and green cauliflower because it's so pretty. I started worrying that it was genetically modified or something so I tried to figure it out online. It's my understanding that it's just a natural variant.

They got to eat cookies for dinner because...of the 2 cups of flour, I replaced 1/2 cup with protein powder (I used hemp protein powder.) and 1/4 cup with ground flaxseeds. They're also full of cashews, and I cut the amount of sugar.

We buy Rising Moon Organics ravioli, and we all love it. There are many different varities; we choose the ones filled with vegetables, such as butternut squash or artichokes.

The remote control boat we bought Tornado for his birthday is lots of fun!

We took it to the lake and played around with it. There was also a lot of throwing rocks and fun on the playground.
I don't know who had more fun - the kids or Ryan.

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your elephant chopsticks. Did research on colored cauliflower too. For what I found it seems really healthy.

Shannon said...

I almost bought purple cauliflower yesterday, but remembered I don't like white cauliflower. Somehow I didn't think I'd like it better in purple, but should have bought it for the kids.

Where did you find the elephant chopsticks?

Jenny said...

My sister got a couple of animal chopsticks for us years ago...can't remember from where, Pier 1 or Crate and Barrel, somewhere like that. But I just googled, and it seems like you can get them many places online: search for plastic animal chopsticks.

I'm momma Skyla said...

I really want your cookie recipe! Sounds like a winner! And since we've moved to Utah, I can't seem to find the purple cauliflower anymore. :*(

UtahJenny said...

I am so glad to hea the cauliflower is natural. I am not the biggest fan of cauliflower, but I had the orange kind and LOVED it ... so now I want to try the purple! And those chopsticks are TDF ... I am very fond of elephants.

Mayo said...

Hi Jenny,

I’m so impressed that your kids eat purple cauliflower, especially since I know lots of adults who probably wouldn’t even touch it! Bravo for their fearlessness! But if they do get squeamish at trying new foods, it might be a good idea to get them involved in preparing the meal.

Cooking with your kids is a great way to spend time with them and to reinforce important skills, such as teamwork, following instructions, and healthy eating, while having fun at the same time. I work for The Kids Cook Monday, a new program of the Healthy Monday Campaigns that aims to get families to cook and eat together every Monday to encourage healthy eating. Check out our website ( for more reasons on why cooking together is beneficial for children, and although the featured recipes aren’t vegan, I’m sure you’ll be able to give your own personal spin on them!

We’re also looking for people to get involved by starting off each week with a family-cooked dinner, then sharing their experiences on their blog. If you’re interested in participating, email me at