Saturday, January 15, 2011

MTM: Veggie Cracker Stackers Like Winning the Mom Olympics

MTM stands for Muffin Tin Monday which is a thing where parents make amazing lunches in muffin tins.

It can get quite creative.

However, there is often a dearth of veggies and a heavy focus on carbs, so I thought I would submit this carb conscious meal with the veggie cracker stackers.

Okay, yes, those are chicken nuggets. They aren't too bad carb count wise. About 15g. My toddler actually didn't eat them. She fed them to the dogs. All she ate where the veggie cracker stackers and the kiwi. We are having a ton of success over here with these, she readily eats them and gets a full serving of raw, fresh veggies.

I am over the moon.

This is like winning the Mom Olympics.

Here's what they look like when they aren't stuffed in a muffin cup.


How to make veggie cracker stackers:

Ingredients:
  • Crackers--I used 5 Wheat Thins Fiber Select Garden Veggie flavor.
  • 8 oz (1pkg) cream cheese
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • 1/2 package of Hidden Valley Ranch mix
  • Veggies of your choice.
  • Cheese of your choice.

Instructions:

1.Nuke the cream cheese until soft, about 30 to 45 seconds.

2.Mix in the Ranch seasoning and 1/2 cup of sour cream, stir until combined.

3.Rinse and prep your veggies.

4.Using the Ranch cheese mix as 'glue' layer veggies and cheese on a cracker. Just a dab will do ya (and you'll have leftover cheese spread which can be used for other things or throughout the week to make more stackers. If that much leftover worries you, halve the cream cheese and sour cream amounts.)

Also, kids are great at making their own stackers so be sure to invite them to participate.

For low carbing parents, it would be very easy to make a LC garden veggie pizza on a Wasa cracker (you can even use those for the kids, but I like the small precut crackers better). Or check out my low carb nachos which are in a similar vein.

1 comment:

  1. love the veggie stacker idea and thanks so much for participating in Muffin Tin Monday at muffintinmom.com It's great to have you with us.

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