Quick & Easy Menu Page 28
- Nut Butter & Jelly Cut-Outs
- Carrot and Celery Sticks
- Easy Ranch Dip
- Soy Smoothie
I skipped the fun-cut option for my PB&J (strawberry jam is always my choice) and took it as a regular sandwich. The ranch dip was a bit meh and runny if you use all the soy milk. And I took a mango smoothie that I made at home.
Rating: Overall :), Dip :|
Quick & Easy Menu Page 36
- Bagel with Cream Cheese
- Green Beans and Carrots in a Tarragon Vinaigrette
- Red grapes
- Animal crackers
This was meant to be mini-bagels, but again I went with a full sized bagel slathered with Tofutti cream cheese. The carrots and beans had a bright, tangy dressing which were nice with the bagel. The animal crackers were an accidentally vegan brand that I bought, but I can't remember what they were!
Rating: Overall :), Beans and Carrots :)
Quick & Easy Menu Page 46
- Veggie Burger
- Sweet Potato Oven Fries
- Wheat-Free Apple Crisp
- Extra snack: Carrot sticks and hummus
The veggie burger is a construct of pre-purchased goodies - a Fry's burger patty, Toffuti cheese slice, soy mayo and salad. I love the sweet potato fries on the side, they include garlic powder that gives a great flavour. The crisp was nice, but there are nicer topping recipes out there. I added an extra snack for this. It was also meant to have amazake as a beverage, but I couldn't find any.
Rating: Overall :), Burger :), Fries :D, Crisp :)
Ready & Waiting Menu Page 145
- Veggie Tea Sandwiches
- Blueberry Lemon Mini-Scones
- Fresh strawberries and purple grapes
- Kid's Iced Tea
The book gives a range of filling choices for your dainty tea sandwiches - I used cucumber, cream cheese and dill and also Nuttelex, radish and salt. I love little tea sandwiches! The scones are super quick to make and super delicious to eat! The iced tea is a combination of apple juice (make sure to get cloudy!) and tea - I used the Red Green Dreamy mix from T2. I skipped the sugar.
Rating: Overall :D, Sandwiches :), Scones :D, Tea :)
Ready & Waiting Menu Page 151
- Pizza Shop Breadsticks
- Sneaky Momma's Tomato Sauce for Dipping
- Frozen vegetable and bean medley
- Fresh blueberries and plums
The breadsticks are made from scratch, and they are twirled around a filling of nooch, sesame seeds, salt, garlic and granules. The sauce is nice, with basil, kale and carrots in it. It is meant to be blended until smooth, but as I don't need to hide my vegetables I left it chunky. The medley was literally some four bean mix and some frozen peas and corn (they thaw for a pretty delicious snacks).
Rating: Overall :), Breadsticks :), Sauce :)
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