After the amazing pear & bacon bites from yesterday I eagerly looked in the fridge this morning for a pear. No pears. But I found a mango! Yay! There just has to be a mango-bacon-Paleo-something out there, right?
If you want to get fancy and chop up your mango, avocado & cooked bacon all nicely and then drizzle lime juice on it you can call it a salad (and even bring it to your next BBQ).
I had no lime juice and I didn't know if the children would like it (and oh, no we are not wasting mango! And bacon! And avi!) so I just made individual plates you could manufacture your own mini combo bites from as you pleased.
And, since you are reading this post you can tell: we all loved it!
Oh, heavenly goodness! These are a-ma-zing! Like "I can't even describe it, words escape me" good.
They are easy to make. The hardest part is waiting for your pear to be perfectly ripe. :)
Bacon, cooked and cut up.
Pear, cut into squares-ish shapes.
Cinnamon, sprinkled on top.
Eat! Nom! Nom! Nom!
"What can I eat?"
Sure, you need to snack, but the kids ask this. A lot. For those days when I don't feel like repeating myself I made flash cards. One item on each card (with a picture for my youngest who is still learning to read.) When they ask "What can I eat?" I go through the cards, pick the ones we have in stock that day, and hand them the stack. They can take all the time they want to pick and choose without involving me. It's empowering.
Here is a list of things we often have in the house for snacking. Some may seem like repeats but just combining different foods together makes a whole new snack experience so I will list those as well to spark your own snack creativity.
If you eat nuts & seeds:
Then again, if your kids are older and they can use the kitchen themselves, the sky is the limit! They can make their own pancakes or muffins, cook their own skillet meals...
...just turn them loose! :)
I like the easy Paleo stuff.