Edible gift ideas for teachers

M&M Cookie Mix in a Jar - Edible Gift Ideas

Have you been looking for edible gift ideas for teachers? Well, hunt no more. We’ve got you covered in this post!

Firstly, how is it almost the end of the year already? I probably ask myself that same question every year, but I definitely think time goes soooo much quicker when you have kids. Don’t you agree? Family life is ridiculously busy. 

This is the second year that I’ve wanted to give gifts to my big boy’s kinder teachers. Last year I had NO idea what to get (plus I had a baby, and decision-making wasn’t my strongest trait then!), so I picked up some chocolates along the way to kinder on the last day of the year. 

This year, however, I want to make a bit more of an effort. I recently started digging around Facebook groups for some edible gift ideas for teachers. I keep hearing how much they loved receiving something homemade/handmade. Definitely time to up my game then! 

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Easy cheesy bean burgers with homemade tomato sauce

Easy cheesy bean burger recipe

These easy cheesy bean burgers with a wholesome homemade (cheat’s) tomato sauce are a yummy meat-free dinner option. Burgers are a big hit with a lot of kids, probably because they can assemble them themselves, and add whatever they like. Oh, and let’s not forget about the fact that they can eat them with their hands!

So, if you’re looking for a vegetarian alternative to your usual burger repertoire, these bean burgers are super simple to make, freeze well, and are awesome lunchbox fillers. The homemade tomato sauce recipe is optional, but if you’d rather not use commercial tomato sauce, you can whip this up and keep it in the fridge for about a week. We’re using tinned tomatoes for convenience, but you could always use fresh and simmer it for longer. It’s sweetened with a little apple, so your kids should love it!

 

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Best toddler approved snacks to pack for the plane

Yumbox MiniSnack Cannes Blue with toddler snacks

This blog post, Best Toddler Approved Snacks to Pack for the Plane, is a collaboration between Little Peeps Eats and Bambino Love. The snack box images are of the Yumbox MiniSnack, which can be purchased here.

As a mum who is preparing to go on a long-haul flight with a toddler in a few weeks, I want to be armed to the teeth with all of the best toddler approved snack ideas for the plane. I also want to know as many travel tips and tricks for keeping sane. Twenty-four hours of being confined is not a two year-old’s idea of fun…for anyone on the plane!

So, please share any extra tips you have over in our group, we’d love to hear them. 

It’s definitely not my first time flying with a toddler, and after our last flight with my then three year-old, I learnt a few things about what food I should be offering, and what I shouldn’t (more on that later!). 

I’ve put together this list of healthy and toddler approved snacks to pack for the plane to help you if it’s your first time flying with kids, or you’re just looking for some inspiration for next time. It really does pay to plan ahead when you travel with kids. Like anything we do as parents…we get caught out if we don’t prepare for every scenario. There’s not so much room for spontaneity these days…how dull is adulting! 😂

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Chicken Enchiladas Recipe – Thermomix and Conventional Cooking Methods

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Thanks to our lovely friend Isabelle from Yummy Lunch Boxes for contributing her fab Chicken Enchiladas Recipe to our blog!

Mexican food has long been a family favourite in my house.  Whilst I’ve certainly been through my mealtime battles, come Taco Tuesday there are never any complaints!  This is how my chicken enchiladas recipe was born.

I think it’s something about being able to provide a range of tasty toppings!  Some of our favourites include diced avocado, cherry tomatoes, and of course the all important glug of sour cream that in my kids eyes (and mine actually!) seems to make everything taste better!

I hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as mine.

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Asian Style Sausage Fried Rice – Quick, Simple and Kid Approved!

Asian Style Sausage Fried Rice

Thanks to our lovely friends at Home Cook Love for sharing their fast and simple Asian Style Sausage Fried Rice recipe with us!

Growing up in Singapore in a foodie family means that I was pretty spoilt when it came to food choices. This Chinese Sausage Fried Rice recipe is one of my favourite childhood recipes passed down by my late Grandma.

Lup Cheong otherwise known as Chinese sausage looks like a shrivelled up English sausage made of pork and fat. The sausage is marinated, salted and smoked with sugar, rose water, salt and rice wine added to it to give it a distinctively smoky sweet taste. It’s quite an indulgent ingredient so it’s not something that you would want to eat regularly!

Chinese Sausage Fried Rice recipe has been a long time family favourite, it brings back a lot of fond childhood memories and nostalgia for me when I make it for the family. It’s definitely a recipe that I would be passing onto my girls as part of their heritage, and in remembrance of their late Great Gran.

I hope your family will enjoy this as much as we do!

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Healthy chocolate crackles – a kids party favourite!

Healthy chocolate crackles recipe

This delightful Healthy Chocolate Crackles recipe has been kindly contributed to Little Peeps Eats by the lovely Jen from Happy Little Minis 

Kid’s parties are fun but they can easily get out of control with all the sugar, not to mention the
artificial colours, flavours, additives and preservatives, which are seriously not good for little
tummies. With a few simple ideas and recipes up your sleeve, it is possible to create a party for
the little ones that is fun, delicious AND healthy.

First things first – keep it simple. There are a lot of interesting things you can do with fruit and
vegetables that will catch the eye of little party go-ers, and you really need to add just a couple of
savoury and sweet (healthy) treats, and you have satisfied little minis and happier parents who get
to avoid the sugar crash!

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The Essential List of Healthy Make Ahead Breakfasts

healthy make ahead breakfasts

Welcome to our essential list of healthy make ahead breakfasts for kids – you’re going to thank us! Mornings are a rush no matter what time you wake up…or are woken up by your little ones. Breakfast can often be so hurried and stressful that you sometimes don’t even get to sit down to eat it.  If you just spend a little time preparing something on the weekends, or the night before, mornings might just go a little smoother (I can’t help you with that missing shoe, though, sorry!).

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HEALTHY VEGETABLE DIP YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE!

Healthy veggie dip

Both of my little peeps have been enjoying this creamy and healthy vegetable dip as part of our lunch or snacks. The recipe was kindly contributed to us by the wonderful Mandy from Little People Nutrition.

Vegetable dips like this one are an excellent option to include in your child’s day to encourage new flavours and textures. It also gives them an extra serve of veggies in a different and fun way. Pop this healthy vegetable dip on a platter, along with some veggie sticks like carrot, celery, cucumber, and add some cherry tomatoes, crackers, olives, and even some meatballs, and the kids will love dipping till their little heart’s content!

The other great thing about dips like this one is that they’re so simple and cheap to make. Oh, and it even makes a great sandwich spread, making it perfect for lunchboxes.

‘Dip, dip, dip’, says my toddler, who doesn’t have many words yet, but knows ALL about dipping. What is it with kids and dipping?!

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