Tag Archives: FunBites

Zucchini Parmesan Quesadilla

2 Oct

A few weeks ago the pediatrician told my four-year-old she needed to try a new vegetable a week. The first vegetable we tried was a zucchini, mostly because we had one that needed to be eaten and also because it looks like a cucumber, which she loves. We had a little tomato sauce and some parmesan cheese left from dinner the night before. We also had a few tortilla’s left from tacos a few nights before. My girls love quesadilla’s so why not make one with the ingredients we had. My girls did not help make it but it is an easy meal for kids to make if you set out all the ingredients for them.
1. Slice Zucchini into long slices.
2. Suatee Zucchini in a little oil with salt in pepper until it is a desired texture
3. Place 1 tortilla on a plate
4. Place zucchini on half the tortilla.
5. Spoon a desired amount of tomato sauce on top of the zucchini.
6. Sprinkle fresh parmesan on top of sauce.
7. Fold tortilla over, and ENJOY!
Optional: My girls love their FunBites Luv It bite size cutter, so we used that to make a heart shape with bite sized peices.






MomTrends at Exhale Spa Meatpacking

24 Apr

Image from exhalespa.com

Last week I attended the MomTrends Living in Style Event at Exhale Spa Meatpacking.  The morning started with a choice of a spa treatment: a polish change with Scotch Naturals, a massage, a skin consultation, or ear seeds from Exhale Spa.  I decided to try the ear seeds since I had never heard about them before.  Ear seeds are an acupuncture therapy in which a hard seed(s) are taped to different pressure points in your ear to help relieve stress.  Seeds can last up to 2 weeks, mine is still there a week later.  I am not sure if it is helping me relieve stress though.  I only had one seed placed in and with both girls going through difficult stages in the toddler years, I think I may have needed a few more put in.  Not sure if I would go back for more seeds but I would love to go back to try other acupuncture therapies or the acupuncture massage.

Ear Seed

After therapies, delicious wraps were provided by The Fresh Diet and dessert from Keep It Sweet. While eating I listened to presentations from sponsors: Stokke, Belabumbum, Exhale Spa, and Jill Vegas and was able to check out their products.  Did you know that parents send their kids to college with their STOKKE Trip Trap Highchair to be used as their desk chair?  Such a great idea that I will do with my girls.  I have so many friends who are new moms and have needed ideas for a gift.  I love Belabumbum’s adorable mom and baby sets, my favorite is the Starlit set.  Jill Vegas inspired me to redecorate my apartment during her presentation.  She showed different ways to add bright colors like peony pink and blue lapis into the home without going over the top.  I may need to sign up for Jill’s six-week online speed decorating class that starts in June.  Other sponsors included: FunBites, Method, Scotch Naturals, and Karin Von Voigtlander Photography.

STOKKE Trip Trap

Mom and Baby Sets: The perfect shower or Mother's Day gift for a new or expecting mom.

Peony Pink! Image from MomTrends.

After the presentations, I took a Core Fusion Classwith Anna G which was ridiculously hard but an excellent workout.  The class focused on all areas: arms, legs, glutes, and abs and included stretching between sets. My core has never been the same since becoming a mom but I think with a few more classes I can get relatively close to where I was before. I was very sore for a few days after but it reminded me that I need to take time out of my day to get back into shape.

Image from MomTrends

To read more about the event, see the MomTrends recap.

Disclaimer:  I did not receive compensation for this post.  I received a generous gift bag with products from the sponsors.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Thank you to MomTrends and the sponsors for putting together a wonderful event!

Recipe: Soy Ginger Pork Chop

13 Jan

Getting the girls to eat anything other then pasta with butter, mac & cheese, or pizza is usually a challenge.  I usually have to add some type of fun twist to the meal.  When I made this Soy Ginger Pork Chop for them they devoured it, which rarely happens, so I thought it would be good to share.  When I have made it in the past I usually just throw together the ingredients but I measured it out when I made it the other day.


  • 4 thinly cut pork chops (about 1 lb) *Whole Foods has thick ones so I ask the butcher to cut them in 1/2
  • 2-4 TBS low sodium Soy Sauce (I love soy sauce, so I always use a lot, just use enough to coat pork chops on both sides)
  • 2 TBS No Pulp Orange Juice
  • Fresh Ginger, zest amount to taste, I always use a lot
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • Optional: Wasabi to taste if you want to add spice, but I leave it out of the girls
  • Rice (I used Seeds of Change Quinoa and Whole Grain Rice)
  • Edamame


  1. Mix Soy Sauce, Orange Juice, Ginger, Garlic and *Wasabi* together in a small bowl.
  2. Place Pork Chops in a storage container or zip lock back, I used tupperware.
  3. Evenly distribute mixture over both sides of the pork chops.  I flip the pork  chops in the mixture to evenly coat.  Add more ingredients if wanted or needed.  I add more ginger on top of each chop.
  4. Let Pork Chops for a couple hours.
  5. Add a little olive oil to a pan, heat, and cook pork chops through
  6. Serve with Rice and Edamame
  7. I used FunBites CubeIt to cute the girls pork chops.

Disclaimer:  I am not a professional chef, I enjoy cooking and baking with the girls.  I also like trying new things and throwing ingredients together to make new meals.  Try at your own risk, but I hope you enjoy 🙂

FunBites Giveaway

20 Dec
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CubeIt! and LuvIt! FunBites

My girls LOVE when I use FunBites for their meals.  Enter to win a FunBites of your choice (LuvIt! or CubeIt!) for your child by liking Tastefully Childish on Facebook and FunBites on Facebook. Write TC Giveaway on Tastefully Childish’s wall.  All entries must be posted by 11:59 pm, Tuesday December 27th.  Winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 28.

Don’t want to wait until December 28th?  Order FunBites and get free shipping by entering FreeShipDec2011. Good until Jan 1 2012!

Check out my post FunBites for Every Meal and the FunBites website to find out more about FunBites.

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FunBites For Every Meal

19 Dec

Meal time is a constant struggle in our house.  First I have to prepare the meal, which is difficult when the kids are battling for attention or screaming.  Then having to cut it in pieces because they love to use forks and are unable to cut themselves.  And getting them to eat the meal is another battle in itself, primarily for my older daughter, Maddie.  Pela, my youngest, will eat almost anything in front of her but Maddie is the complete opposite.  I am always looking for new ways to encourage the kids to eat, whether, they help pick the menu, help prepare and cook the meal, or getting creative and making shapes or faces with their meals.

I recently was introduced to FunBites.  I received a sample, for review, a few days ago and have used it for almost every meal since opening the package.  The first time I used  FunBites, Maddie was a little reluctant to eat it because she did not want to mess up the shapes.  She also only wanted squares, which surprised me because she is always drawing hearts.  But after a few minutes of talking to her and watching Pela eat the fun, bite-sized shapes, she ate hers.  Now she asks for “funsize”, what she calls it, when I make breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Some information about FunBites:

Created by Bobbie Rhodes, mother of 2, who found herself spending a lot of time cutting food into tiny, bite- sized shapes to make meal- time fun and less stressful.

Image from FunBites

FunBites  creates bite-sized magic featuring a cutter that quickly cuts food into small bites, curved blades that make cutting simple and a matching popper that instantly pops! out fun-shaped bite-sized pieces – so hands are clean, food is untouched.

Available in two fun shapes Luv it! (creates one big heart created from 10 geometric shapes) and Cube it! (creates 12 bite-sized squares).

FunBites is BPA free, works on any surface and is top shelf dishwasher safe.

FunBites has been a great addition to our meal time.  With a simple rocking motion you can turn food into bite-sized shapes for any meal.  We have used it on omelets, bread, pancakes, pizza, quesadillas and even pork chops.  The only meal I had difficulty using it on was the pork chops but managed to break through but needed to pull a few pieces a part. It was still easier than cutting it into small pieces.  FunBites is small enough to fit in your purse or diaper bag to bring along when you go out to eat.  They are also great for a last-minute stocking stuffer. Visit www.funbites.com to purchase and to find out more.

Thank you  FunBites!

FunBites for Breakfast:

Ham and Cheese Omelette Squares with Heart Bread and Butter

Yummy FunBites!

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Our Pancake Person

FunBites for Lunch:

MomMadeMeals Pizza Pocket with a FunBites touch.

FunBites for Dinner

FunBites Soy, Ginger Pork Chops (a little tough to cut but managed to do it)

Loving FunBites!

Disclaimer: I did not receive compensation for this post.  I did receive a LuvIt! and CubeIt! FunBites for review.  All opinions expressed are my own.