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Rice Cakes (ones you can cook up with leftover rice and goodies) - I just make mini ones for snacks

how do you make rice cakes from leftover rice?

For the cold snacks, I'm wondering if there isn't some kind of container that is specially made to be frozen and keep foods fresh, KWIM? I think I've seen something like this.

I know pampered chef make one called the chillzan. i have one and love it, it also holds 24 deviled eggs. If anyone wants to do a book party so you can get one free let me know.
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I bought a deviled egg container with a lid for our snack tray today! ($3) nothing fancy but I think it will work!

ds is 13mo. so it won't be too huge right now but I like it too for me as I will often go without eating lunch/snacks somedays without even thinking.

oh and the best thing...DH agreed to be in charge of this for ds & I PP after our new baby arrives so this will work out great then too!

so far we've tried
peas
shredded cheese
avacado chunks
kidney beans
banana chunks
apple chunks

he also loves bagels...I usually just give him a whole unsliced one but may try chunks.

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this is just what i needed to read tonight. we have been getting stuck on crackers, apples & cheese for snacks, and since ds is getting picky at some points every now and then i realize he's eaten mostly crackers all day. not healthy, also not exciting. i took great notes from this thread and am really looking forward to starting a snack tray for my little guy. i know he will love it. thanks, everyone, for all the great ideas!
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ju-cee...I hadn't checked this thread for quite awhile so I just noticed your question. To make roasted garbanzos I rinse a can of them and then put a little olive oil and tamari soy sauce on them and cook at 350 until they start to turn golden and are a little crispy on the outside but still soft inside. (Some people like to cook them longer until they are crunchier but then they taste chalky to me.) You can also add other things to them like minced garlic or chili powder.
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Just found this thread, and I am lovin' your ideas!! Thanks ladies!

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this is great! now i'm famished...off to kitchen........
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Great thread! I looked because I wanted to get some ideas for the tray I send to daycare with dd and now I have great ideas for a "weekend" snack tray too.
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Bumping this thread because I couldn't find it and needed to make notes
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I have been loving this thread, and using it for my late night snacks, too :LOL
Last night, after dc were asleep, I got myself together a little bit of almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips, candied ginger, and dried apricots. My own little snack tray.
I've even been known to use my snack tray as lunch on our days out, just pack it up and out we go.

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I want to know how to do this, too:
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- Rice Cakes (ones you can cook up with leftover rice and goodies) - I just make mini ones for snacks.
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Me, too! Me, too! How do you make rice cakes from leftover rice?

Great thread, mamas! I'm excited! Dd makes fast work of anything sticky/wet so I'll leave the yogurt, avocados & almond butter for highchair time... I still have a feeling this is going to get messy!
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I'm curious , can we see a recipe for the rice cakes pleez?!?




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I love all the ideas.....
steamed broccolli
cooked yucca chunks
nutbutter balls (rolled with pretty much whatever your child likes)(and they are fun to make)
black bean patties (homemade)


Just a few I thought of off the top of my head
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Is it possible to have a master list of these things ? The ideas are fabulous!
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Is it possible to have a master list of these things ? The ideas are fabulous!
I just copied the various lists into Word and then edited out the things we wouldn't want to use.
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That is so funny... I copied it into word as well. I feel so much better having so many choices right in front of me.
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I just bought a tray and I am going grocery shopping tomorrow. I am pretty sure I am way too excited over this snack tray idea. :LOL

Keep the ideas coming mamas!
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These are great ideas for foods for ME to eat :LOL I get so stuck in the food rut, yk?
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again - great ideas!

I am interested in the rice cakes too!
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I know this is a dumb question, but where did you get the tray? I just can't remember ever seeing them in the store - but then I haven't looked.
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This is a GREAT idea and I could take little things out of it to give to DS as pre-meal snackies while he waits for the real deal.

How about cantaloupe? Honeydew? Mango?

I went through this melon phase in the hospital right after ds was born lol

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Another dumb question--how do you get your toddler to not just dump the tray all over the floor? I'm not real uptight about food on the floor--or DS eating off the floor, for that matter--but after the 12th time in a day of stepping on bits o' food scattered around the living room it gets old...
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this might sound wierd...but...has anyone else had their roasted garbonzos smell and taste a little like chicken??

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I know this is a dumb question, but where did you get the tray? I just can't remember ever seeing them in the store - but then I haven't looked.
I use a muffin tin that is made out of plastic silicone stuff you can put in the oven. I never did use it in the oven though I just don't like the idea of it but it works great for a snak tray.
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I use a muffin tin too, although yesterday I noticed a plastic try at dollar general that would work perfectly. I don't have any answers for you about the dumping. So far, my toddler has no access to the tray, but it still helps me to have it all out on the table for him. My big boys can reach it there.
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Just wanted to bump this... such a good thread! Anyone have more ideas?

Oh, for a tray, you could always wash and reuse one of those "disposable" veggie trays you get at the grocery store, too.
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what great ideas! I just picked up mini pitas last week to have on hand for snacking........



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I'm still hooked on the roasted garbonzos

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I'm still hooked on the roasted garbonzos
Instructions on roasting Garbonzos?

What temp?
How Long?
Seasonings?
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