As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® I created a kid friendly meal of chicken nuggets, fresh vegetables, and a dirt cake dessert – worms included! A few simple ingredients create a quick and easy meal that will have your kids giggling and cheering for mom as well as finishing all the food on their plate.
So your mother always said not to play with your food, right? I broke those rules with my kids last week when we decided to have a little fun with your Tyson Chicken Nuggets at lunch. Since it’s springtime, I decided to serve my kids chicken nugget flowers with vegetable stems and grass … and a little bit of dirt for dessert.
I have one really good eater and one super picky eater. I’ve tried everything to get the picky one to eat including having her help me cook the meal hoping she’d eat “her” food. She helped peel the carrots for the flower stems for our chicken nugget flowers.
While Ella got the veggies prepped, I popped some nuggets in the toaster oven. I got a nice big family sized bag of Tyson Chicken Nuggets. Summer is coming quickly and I’d rather not spend my afternoon in the kitchen cooking lunch. These will make a great quick lunch between activities. You can check out my chicken nugget shopping trip in my Google+ Album.
The one way that I know to get my kids to eat their veggies is dessert. It works about 90% of the time depending on the vegetable. Since we were creating springtime nugget flowers, I decided to whip up a little dirt cake dessert, including the obligatory worms!
So what did they think? My kids were over the moon about this lunch! I seriously got a “You’re the best mom ever!” because of this little lunch.
My picky eater doesn’t like to dip her nuggets in anything. Sad, I know! She was kind of bummed that she didn’t get a flower on her plate. All on her own she created a flower of all chicken nuggets and her veggies and called me over to check it out. I loved it and it’s a great way to get a picky eater to eat!
5 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
- 4-6 Tyson chicken nuggets per kid
- 1 carrot stick per nugget
- 1-2 celery sticks per kid
- Barbecue sauce, honey mustard, ketchup or your favorite condiment
- For the Dirt Cake:
- 6 chocolate sandwich cookies
- 1 box instant pudding or 2-3 pudding cups
- Gummy worms
- Cook Tyson chicken nuggets as directed on the package.
- Place celery horizontally on the bottom of the plate to create grass.
- Place carrot sticks perpendicular to the celery to create the flower stems - 1 stick per chicken nugget.
- Add nugget to top of the carrot stick. Use your favorite condiment to create the petals of the flower around the chicken nugget.
- For the Dirt Cake:
- Crush the cookies in a plastic sandwich bag with a rolling pin (kids love to do this job!).
- Prepare pudding according to directions on the box or use prepared pudding.
- Put a layer of cookie crumbs in the bottom of a small bowl or cup.
- Add a gummy worm.
- Put a scoop of pudding over the gummy worm.
- Continue layering until the dish is full ending with a layer of cookie crumbs and a worm.
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