Little Me Little You Blog
School holidays have arrived. Again. So I thought I would get my thinking cap on about how to feed my brood during the day, when all they seem to do these days at home is snack!
Here are three easy, healthy ideas that are achievable for week one of the school holidays at least...
FRESH FRUIT POPS
So easy, you could probably start making them right now. All you need is:
2-3 Kiwis, peeled and sliced
1 pkg Fresh Strawberries, sliced
2-3 Tangerine Oranges, peeled and sliced
1 pkg Fresh Blueberries
Check out Foodie Fun for more details
PALEO APPLE COOKIES
I love that this little snack is so healthy that the little ones won't even know it! Don't forget to dip your apples in lemon juice to prevent them from browing if you are preparing ahead of time.
Full details at Paleo Eats and Treats
FROZEN YOGURT BUTTONS
Greek yogurt (different flavored greek yogurt works a treat) and a zip lock bag is all you need for this one. See..... easy!
Full details at Lady Behind the Curtains
We spotted these fun Easter Eggs a while back on StudioDIY.com. Sparkly, preety and so easy to make. All you need is
- Eggs, Hard-boiled or Hollowed Out
- Craft Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Drying Rack (Optional, but makes life so easy!)
- Decoupage Glue/Mod Podge
- Foil Confetti
Head on over to StudioDIY.com for all the details.
If you have little ones that would love to be included in an Easter Egg hunt, then this idea is perfect for them.
Simply tie Easter Eggs (chocolate or even plastic eggs filled with treats) at the end of a balloon string and scatter them around.
Little eyes and hands won't miss the balloons, so they get an opportunity to 'hunt' for eggs too. No missing out on any excitement!
If you have older children participating, don't forge to let them know the balloon landmarks are for the little ones, whilst they look for eggs without balloons attached.
See the full tutorial at Celebrations At Home blog.
Summer is almost here, and it's always a bit of a struggle trying to find a healthy frozen treat from the little ones.
Here's one we found at shelikesfood.com and we just had to share. All you need is:
- 3-4 medium sized bananas
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- ⅔ cup chopped almonds
Head on over here for the full details.
These little dinosaurs are SO cute and easy to make. We found these over at Fantasy Kids . We love this so much because it's a certainty that you have all the essentials required for this activity at home.
All you need is a toilet paper roll, scissors a pen and some paint/pencils.
Here is Mr Diplodocus
And how cute is this triceratops!
If you need a little bit of extra help with the dinosaur shapes, Fantasy Kids have a handy template on their blog.
Our Pinterest and Instagram feed has been seeing beautiful images of half painted walls lately, and we are digging it.
We love the look of a half painted wall.
They bring liveliness and a little bit of playfulness to what could be seen as a dull room, which means they are perfect for kids rooms! Here are a few of our favorites.
We love quick and easy recipes for little hands and mouths. These mini quiches are so easy to prepare - all you need is 25 minutes and some basic ingredients that you probably already have in the fridge! Beat the little hunger tantrums, carry them with you on little trips, or use as a great alternative to sandwiches in your littleies lunch boxes.
We found this recipe over at The Organised Housewife (because she keeps us organised and sane!)
- 4 sheets puff pastry, thawed
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 4 rashers bacon
- ½ onion, finely chopped
- 1 cup tasty cheese, grated
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup milk
- Preheat oven to 180C
- Spray a 24 hole mini muffin tin with cooking spray
- Place oil in small frying pan over medium heat
- Cook bacon and onion until bacon has browned, allow to cool
- Using a 2⅝” circle shaped cutter cut out 24 rounds of pastry
- Place pastry in each muffin hole
- Place a small spoonful of bacon and onion mixture into each hole
- Sprinkle with pinch of cheese
- Whisk milk and eggs together in a jug
- Pour egg mixture into pastry cases just below the top (allowing room for egg mixture to rise)
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until browned on top
We love discovering easy DIY decorations. Especially when they are THIS easy!
We found these Pom Pom balloons over at The Land of Nod Blog and we just HAD to share them with you.
All you need to create these are
- Helium grade latex balloons
- Small pom poms
- Hot glue (and a glue gun!)
Instructions? It's as easy as putting a small dab of hot glue on a pom-pom and sticking it on the balloon!
We are so excited to welcome We Are Squared to Little Me Little You!
Their theory is that learning should be celebrated, not hidden.
This is why they created a series of charts that could be proudly hung in a child’s room, playroom or classroom. The minimalist designs are a beautiful addition to any home and will help engage your little learners with good design.
We hope you and your little ones love them just as much as we do! Shop the range here.