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What Amber Brought to the School Picnic!

Today on the blog, Amber, one of our Engine 2 Extra members shares what she brought to her daughters school picnic! We thought these were amazing!


My daughter’s school held a picnic on Friday.  The social aspect of the picnic was nice, but the food was a cardiac patient’s worst nightmare: hotdogs, hamburgers, potato chips, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, etc.  I brought separate meals for my daughter, her father, and myself.  I also brought these fruit and vegetable trays, despite being asked to bring dessert:

My daughter was proud that her mommy made these platters.  They went over really well.

Chef’s note: The dips were tofu based.  The fruit dip was silken tofu and maple syrup.  The vegetable dip was silken tofu with tamari, garlic powder, onion powder, dried chives, and dried dill.

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  • sjdehner

    absolutely awesome!!


    That’s absolutely fantastic!

  • Sheree

    That is awesome!!!

  • Sondra

    Very creative way to entice children to eat more fruits and veggies.

  • Kirsten

    I LOVE these! So happy that you were able to share this post on Engine 2 :)

  • SuperMom101

    Way cool – thanks for sharing.

  • Carol

    Too cute! Thanks for the great idea!

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