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Nothing will get you in the holiday spirit quite like these Christmas Bagel Wreaths! They’re festive, fun and delicious. Any kid would love to have this sandwich in their school lunch, but adults can have them too! 

The holidays are my favorite time of year. There’s so much joy in the air and the energy is electric! I’m always looking to make recipes that harness that holiday spirit, and these Christmas Bagel Wreaths do just that! They only require a few ingredients and are super simple to make. My kids LOVE them and get really excited when they open their lunchboxes to these holiday treasures! Pair these sandwiches with cute strawberry Santa Hats and you’ve got a perfect Christmas themed lunch that everyone will love!

How to Make Festive Christmas Bagel Wreaths

I like to think of this recipe as an edible craft! It’s tons of fun to get the kids involved in making these Christmas Bagel Wreaths. Here’s how to make them!

  1. Slice bagels in half and toast them if you want. Spread guacamole on both halves. You can use your favorite store bought brand, make homemade guacamole, or you can just smash one avocado, add the juice of 1 lime and salt to taste and it’ll be perfect!
  2. This is the fun part! Slice your roasted red peppers into the shapes seen in the photos. You’ll need some small diced pieces to decorate the “wreath” and then longer thin pieces to create the bow. Place the small diced roasted red pepper pieces and pieces on top of the guacamole. Last shape the thin roasted red pepper pieces in a bow.

More Holiday School Lunch Recipes

Christmas wreath sandwiches aren’t just for school lunches either. They look really adorable served up on a platter at any holiday get together. Whether it’s with a few friends at your home or an office holiday party, they brighten up any table! These are one of my favorite cute holiday recipes.

What recipes are you making to get in the holiday spirit? Let me know in the comments if you make these or tag me on Instagram so I can see your creations!

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Christmas Bagel Wreaths

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Catherine McCord

Ingredients

  • 1 bagel, halved and if desired toasted
  • guacamole
  • peas
  • roasted red peppers

Instructions

  • Spread guacamole on each half of the bagel. 
  • Cut roasted red peppers into shapes seen in the photos. You'll need some small diced to decorate the "wreath" and some thin strips to create the bows.
  • Decorate as seen in the photos with the peas and roasted red peppers. 
  • Enjoy!

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18 Cozy Soups and Stews for the Winter Chill https://www.weelicious.com/cozy-soups-and-stews-for-winter/ https://www.weelicious.com/cozy-soups-and-stews-for-winter/#respond Tue, 06 Dec 2022 07:21:06 +0000 https://www.weelicious.com/?p=19388 I know, I know – someone who lives in southern California talking about the “winter chill.” I can basically hear the eyes rolling. BUT – whether the weather is just a tad mild or bone-chillingly cold, a cozy bowl of soup can warm you up from the inside out. Read on for my favorite 18…

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I know, I know – someone who lives in southern California talking about the “winter chill.” I can basically hear the eyes rolling. BUT – whether the weather is just a tad mild or bone-chillingly cold, a cozy bowl of soup can warm you up from the inside out. Read on for my favorite 18 Cozy Soups and Stews for the Winter Chill!

Chicken Soup & Rice
Chicken Soup and Rice is a classic staple when it comes to making soup. It's hearty and delicious and the perfect thing to eat when you're feeling under the weather or just want something comforting to eat!
Broccoli Soup
This yummy Broccoli Soup has fresh broccoli, starchy potatoes and vegetable broth to create a scrumptious and smooth soup that will easily have you wanting seconds (and thirds)!
Crock Pot Lentil Veggie Stew
This Lentil Veggie Stew basically makes itself in the crock pot and is full of flavor and textures that will have your mouth singing!
Chicken Pozole
This comforting, hearty Mexican style soup is full of flavor and will warm you up from the inside out.
Crock Pot Black Bean Soup
This Black Bean Soup recipe is a super easy, cost effective vegetarian meal that’s packed with protein and dietary fiber.
Spiced Carrot Cauliflower Soup
This Spiced Carrot Cauliflower Soup is so good, your winter evenings will never be the same!
Asian Chicken Soup
Asian Chicken Soup is healthy and exactly what you want to eat when you're feeling under the weather. 
Beef Stew in the Crock Pot
Beef stew was one of my favorite meals growing up, so I loved creating this recipe. Warm and full of flavor, you'll savor every bite of this Beef Stew in the Crock Pot!
Roasted Tomato Soup
Roasted Tomato Soup is the ultimate comfort food, especially during the cold months. Paired with a delicious grilled cheese, there’s no better combination!
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
There’s nothing better than a big bowl of chili that basically cooks itself. This Slow Cooker Chicken Chili has an extra veggie in it too!
Celery Root Soup
I've been cooking celery root for years in salads, soups, just plain roasted and in purees. It's one of my favorite foods and this Celery Root Soup is really healthy, while also being naturally creamy and hearty.
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Cheese makes everything better! Serve this Broccoli Cheese Soup in a bread bowl for ultimate parent points!
White Chicken Chili
This White Chicken Chili is super flavorful with filling white beans and tender chicken in a delicious broth.
Alphabet Soup
Alphabet Soup might be the most kid-friendly and fun recipe that exists! Make a batch of this tasty soup for your get and they'll spell "YUM!" in their bowl. 
Dumpling Soup
Dumpling Soup is your new go-to! It's delicious and filled with good-for-you ingredients. Not to mention super simple to make!
Ooey-Gooey French Onion Soup
This French Onion Soup is hearty, comforting and full of flavor. It's prepared with beef broth and caramelized onions and topped with crispy bread and ooey gooey Swiss cheese. What's not to love?
Crock Pot Mexican Corn and Bean Soup
This Crock Pot Mexican Corn and Bean Soup takes less than 15 minutes to put this hearty dish together in the crock pot and features a rainbow of nutritious veggies your kids are sure to love. 
Roast Vegetable Soup
Roast Vegetable Soup is filled with all your favorite vegetables and is so easy to make. The roasted vegetables give it a warm caramelized flavor to keep your family toasty all winter long! 

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Broccoli Soup https://www.weelicious.com/broccoli-soup/ https://www.weelicious.com/broccoli-soup/#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2022 06:08:00 +0000 https://weelicious.cultivatewp.com/broccol-wee-soup/ It doesn’t have to be soup season to enjoy this delicious and bright Broccoli Soup. This yummy recipe has starchy potatoes, fresh broccoli and vegetable broth to create a scrumptious and smooth soup that will easily have you wanting seconds (and thirds)! We’re big fans of soup in this house — and I mean all…

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It doesn’t have to be soup season to enjoy this delicious and bright Broccoli Soup. This yummy recipe has starchy potatoes, fresh broccoli and vegetable broth to create a scrumptious and smooth soup that will easily have you wanting seconds (and thirds)!

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We’re big fans of soup in this house — and I mean all of us. I love anything with chunky vegetables, the kids think drinking soup out of a cup is a blast, and my husband is into anything that’s healthy and keeps his waistline in check. Good news, this recipe for Broccoli Soup fits the bill for all of us!

I usually make a big batch of this soup because I like to freeze a few servings to have for another day. The only trouble is that it’s usually gone before it ever makes it to the freezer! Luckily, Broccoli Soup takes under 30 minutes to make, so it’s no trouble to whip up another batch when you want more.

Health Benefits of Broccoli

I love broccoli (for kids especially) because it has a mild flavor and is super healthy. Plus, it’s widely available year round and versatile in the ways you can prepare it, so you can enjoy broccoli whenever and however you want!

  • Broccoli is high in many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium. It also boasts more protein than most other vegetables.
  • Broccoli is low in digestible carbs but provides a decent amount of fiber, which promotes gut health and may reduce your risk of various diseases.
  • Studies have shown that broccoli may help lower cholesterol and can improve eye health.
  • Broccoli is high in a family of plant compounds called isothiocyanates, which may have numerous health benefits.

How to Make This Easy Broccoli Soup

  1. Prep The Vegetables: Chop 1 small onion, 1 large Russet or Yukon gold potato and about 2 cups of broccoli (stems included – peeled and chopped).
  2. Cook the Vegetables: In a large stock pot heat the olive oil and sauté the onion and 1 teaspoon of salt for 5-7 minutes over low to medium heat. Add the potatoes, broccoli, stock (chicken or vegetable) and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, cover then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 12-15 minutes until broccoli and potatoes are fork tender.
  3. Make the Purée: Pour the ingredients along with one tablespoon of lemon juice into a blender and puree until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Serve: Pour soup into bowls and top with parmesan cheese, creme fraiche, sour cream or any other desired toppings!

Recipe Tip

If you want to freeze leftover soup, allow to cool, place in appropriate container or freezer bag, label, and freeze. When ready, place in pot and heat through over low to medium heat or defrost in fridge over night. This soup can be frozen for 4-6 months.

More Vegetarian Soup Recipes

This Broccoli Soup won’t disappoint! It’s filling, delicious and super healthy. Even the most adamant of broccoli haters will grow to love it! Let me know what you think of this recipe by leaving a comment below or tag me on Instagram so I can see yours!

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Broccoli Soup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 120kcal
Author Catherine McCord

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 large russet or Yukon gold potato, peeled and chopped into a small dice
  • 1 pound broccoli (about 2 cups), use florets and stems (stems peeled and chopped)
  • 4 cups 32 ounces chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • yogurt, creme fraiche or sour cream for garnish.
  • shaved parmesan for garnish

Instructions

  • In a large stock pot heat the olive oil and saute the onion and 1 tsp salt for 5-7 minutes over low to medium heat.
  • Add the potatoes, broccoli, stock, 1 tsp salt and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer.
  • Cook covered for 12-15 minutes or until broccoli and potatoes are fork tender.
  • Pour the ingredients along with the lemon juice into a blender and puree.
  • Serve garnished with yogurt, creme fraiche or sour cream and shaved parmesan if desired.
  • To Freeze: Allow to cool, place in appropriate container or ziploc bag, label, and freeze. When ready, place in pot and heat through under low to medium heat or defrost in fridge over night.

Nutrition

Sodium: 490mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Calories: 120kcal | Fat: 3g | Protein: 6g | Carbohydrates: 17g

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Meal Plan — Week 49 https://www.weelicious.com/meal-plan-week-49/ https://www.weelicious.com/meal-plan-week-49/#respond Sat, 03 Dec 2022 06:57:00 +0000 https://weelicious.cultivatewp.com/meal-plan-week-49/ Happy December! I hope you are all having a beautiful holiday season so far. Here’s this week’s meal plan! What are you looking forward to making? BREAKFAST: Smoothies are always on the breakfast menu. This week we’re making Carrot Orange Ginger Smoothie, Pregnancy Smoothie, Green Breakfast Smoothie and Mango Spiced Smoothie. For weekend brunch we’re making Gingerbread Pancakes! SNACKS: Going to…

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Happy December! I hope you are all having a beautiful holiday season so far. Here’s this week’s meal plan! What are you looking forward to making?

BREAKFAST:

Smoothies are always on the breakfast menu. This week we’re making Carrot Orange Ginger SmoothiePregnancy SmoothieGreen Breakfast Smoothie and Mango Spiced Smoothie. For weekend brunch we’re making Gingerbread Pancakes!

SNACKS:

Going to make a batch of these Holiday Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Bars which are super cute and festive. Also making Banana Wheat Germ MuffinsNut Free Granola and Protein Balls.

LUNCH:

Asian Chicken Soup to warm up from the inside out! We’re also making Vegetarian SandwichChicken Parmesan Meatloaf Bites and Breakfast Quesadilla.

DINNER:

Sunday: We’re making this delicious Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin with Cast Iron Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate and GarlicHerb Garlic Roast Potatoes for an incredible Sunday supper.

Monday: Classic Mac and Cheese with Autumn Salad from One Potato Box for a cozy meatless Monday meal.

Catherine McCord holding One Potato Box

Solve Mealtime with One Potato

I’m the proud co-founder of One Potato, a meal delivery service that makes family meals even easier by taking the time and stress away from food prep. Most recipes are made in 30-minutes or less and all are Weelicious-tested and kid-approved. Simple, delicious, nutritious recipes that are crafted to bring families together around the dinner table.

I invite you to give One Potato a try!

Tuesday: Fresh Herb Pasta with Garlic Lemon Sauce topped with Lemon Herb Chicken for the meateaters. I’ll air fry some vegetables to make it a complete meal.

Wednesday: Chilaquiles with Seasonal Vegetables from One Potato Box.

Thursday: Steak Salad / Sandwich from from One Potato Box. Perfectly cooked steak with a fresh salad and bread is almost unbeatable.

Friday: Green Machine Pizza with a farmers market salad on the side! Pizza Friday is always a win!

Saturday: Order in from local restaurant!

Have a lovely week!

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Challah Bread Pudding https://www.weelicious.com/challah-bread-pudding-recipe/ https://www.weelicious.com/challah-bread-pudding-recipe/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2022 08:45:00 +0000 https://weelicious.cultivatewp.com/challah-bread-pudding-recipe/ Challah Bread Pudding takes bite size pieces of challah and bakes them with a flavorful custard and crispy walnuts! It’s a scrumptious Hanukkah dessert or special breakfast that the whole family will enjoy! From my kids’ first taste of challah bread years ago they were totally in love! It’s soft texture, buttery taste and beautiful…

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Challah Bread Pudding takes bite size pieces of challah and bakes them with a flavorful custard and crispy walnuts! It’s a scrumptious Hanukkah dessert or special breakfast that the whole family will enjoy!

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From my kids’ first taste of challah bread years ago they were totally in love! It’s soft texture, buttery taste and beautiful braid made them instantly hooked. When thinking about what I wanted to serve as a special treat when our family celebrates Hanukkah this year, I thought about how much the kids (and hubby and I) would love Challah Bread Pudding. After a meal of Roast Chicken and Zucchini or Potato Latkes I know the kids will freak out to have bowls of this luscious dessert offered to them. The best part is that you can serve it as both a dessert or decadent breakfast during this holiday season.

What is Challah?

Challah is a Jewish braided bread traditionally served at the three Sabbath meals – Friday night, Saturday lunch and late afternoon. The dough is made with eggs, water, flour, yeast and salt and has a rich flavor. Some challah recipes call for raisins, honey or seeds. It all depends on the celebration! If you’re wondering how to pronounce challah, most English speakers say it haa-luh (no ch sound). It’s a Hebrew word that starts with a letter there isn’t an equivalent for in English — the “ch” represents that letter. It’s the same reason you might see the winter holiday Hanukkah written as “Chanukah.”

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Why I Love Challah Bread Pudding

This recipe takes no time to prepare and is a great use of any type of leftover bread. The creamy mixture the challah is baked in soaks into the bread as it cooks making it super soft inside with a nice crust on the outside. With the added crunch of the chopped walnuts, it’s out of the world tasty! Serve Challah Bread Pudding on its own or topped with maple syrup, honey, or whipped cream and you’ve got a unique dish to make this holiday season that will have your whole family thinking you’re a super star!

More Hanukkah Recipes

How to Make Challah Bread Pudding

  1. Chop the Challah Bread: You’ll need about 1 pound of Challah chopped into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Make the Custard: In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. This custard mixture is creamy, delicious and will give your Challah Bread Pudding TONS of flavor.
  3. Combine: Add your challah bread cubes and chopped walnuts to the custard mixture and stir to evenly coat.
  4. Bake: Place the mixture in a greased 8×8 baking dish. Bake at 350F covered for 30 minutes. Then, continue to bake uncovered for an additional 30-40 minutes until golden brown and set.
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Whether you celebrate Hanukkah or not, this Challah Bread Pudding will be an absolute showstopper of a breakfast or dessert this holiday season!

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Challah Bread Pudding

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 9
Author Catherine McCord

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 loaf challah, about 1 pound, chopped into 1-inch cubes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Add the challah cubes and walnuts. Stir to coat evenly.
  • Place the mixture in the greased baking dish and press down lightly.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake for 25-30 more minutes or until golden brown and set.

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Not sure how to use the last few tablespoons of pumpkin puree in the can? Make this Sweet Pumpkin Quesadilla for a simple tasty treat!

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What To Do with Leftover Pumpkin Puree?

Recently, I had about a quarter cup of pumpkin purée leftover from making Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal in the Crock Pot. Isn’t that so frustrating? What can you do with that leftover little bit? I usually cover it, put it in my refrigerator to use later, forget about it and then find it wedged behind something after a week or so and inevitably toss it out. My biggest pet peeve is wasting food so I had to come up with a solution for using leftover pumpkin puree. Enter my (and my kids’) newest obsession… the Sweet Pumpkin Quesadilla.

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I’ve said it here more than once, whenever you don’t know what to make for lunch or dinner, pull out your leftovers, and put them all in a quesadilla. No matter what I seem to sandwich between two tortillas, my kids will eat it. My quesadilla theory has been proven correct time and time again, and this Sweet Pumpkin Quesadilla is the newest evidence to support my claim.

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How to Make a Sweet Pumpkin Quesadilla

This is probably the easiest recipe you’ll ever make. I almost feel silly for posting it, but here goes nothing! Spread a creamy layer of pumpkin purée onto one tortilla, drizzled on some honey and let the kids sprinkle both sides with cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice before sandwiching them together and cooking to toasty perfection. I’ll usually melt a couple teaspoons of butter in the pan to cook the quesadilla in and it turns out to be so sweet and crunchy it almost tastes like dessert. And from the looks on my kids faces when I served it to them, I think they’d agree!

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Sweet Pumpkin Quesadilla

These quesadillas are incredibly simple to make and the perfect way to use up the last few tablespoons in a can of pumpkin puree!
Servings 1
Author Catherine McCord

Ingredients

  • 2 tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

Optional additions:

  • chocolate chips, whipped cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, pumpkin seeds or beans

Instructions

  • Layer the pumpkin puree and honey or maple syrup onto the tortillas.
  • Toast 2-3 minutes each side on medium heat or until golden.

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20 Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes https://www.weelicious.com/christmas-cookies/ https://www.weelicious.com/christmas-cookies/#comments Tue, 29 Nov 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://weelicious.cultivatewp.com/christmas-cookies/ This list of 20 Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes is filled with a wide variety of scrumptious cookies sure to make everyone happy during the holiday season. Not only are they fun to eat, they’re fun to make! Hands down, one of my favorite holiday traditions is baking cookies with my kids. I baked Christmas cookies…

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This list of 20 Festive Christmas Cookie Recipes is filled with a wide variety of scrumptious cookies sure to make everyone happy during the holiday season. Not only are they fun to eat, they’re fun to make!

Hands down, one of my favorite holiday traditions is baking cookies with my kids. I baked Christmas cookies with my mom and grandma every year growing up, and when I had kids of my own I couldn’t wait to continue this tradition with them. Cookies make wonderful gifts for friends, teachers, and family. The process of baking them together with your kids makes such wonderful memories, too. It’s a timeless joy to pass down from generation to generation, building up a library of recipes as the years go by.

Eggnog Sugar Cookies
Adding eggnog to your sugar cookies takes them to the next level! Host a party to decorate these with friends and family.
Holiday Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Bars
These Holiday Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Bars are soft, chocolatey and just downright delicious.
Gingerbread Cookies
Another holiday classic! These Gingerbread Cookies are just so much fun to decorate with your kids.
Peppermint Brookies
Nothing says the holidays quite like the flavor of peppermint! These Peppermint Brookies are a marriage of cookies and brownies and oh so delicious!
Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies
All the fun of sugar cookies without the gluten! Having a food allergy doesn't mean you have to miss out on holiday fun.
Missouri Cookies
When you want to make a holiday cookie that fits the bill no matter what you celebrate, these no bake Missouri Cookies are a mouthwatering treat!
Sugar Cookies
The ultimate holiday cookie! We make classic sugar cookies every year and it never gets old making memories decorating these together.
Cake Mix Sprinkle Cookies
Only 4 ingredients and loads of fun adding the sprinkles to these cookies!
Homemade Oreo Cookies
Making Oreos from scratch isn't as difficult as it seems and they're a great holiday baking activity.
Sugar Cookie Trees
Want to surprise your family with a fun activity to celebrate the holidays? Make a batch of these uber adorable Sugar Cookie Trees and get in the holiday spirit!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies are simple to whip up and a huge crowd pleaser.
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
I know Chocolate Chip Cookies aren't considered the most festive holiday cookie, but who doesn't love one of these goodies anytime of year?
Soft and Sweet Molasses Roll Out Cookies
The texture and flavor of these molasses cookies is out of this world delicious!
Classic Spritz Cookies
Making these cookies during the holiday season growing up is one of my fondest memories and now my kids love making them too!
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Graham Crackers
A classic graham cracker is always a win. Make these into fun holiday shapes like snowflakes and reindeer to boost the cheer!
Vegan Almond Cookies
Having certain preferences doesn't mean you have to miss out on the cookie making party! These cookies are vegan and gluten free and fun to decorate!
Cinnamon Mexican Wedding Cookies (aka Snowballs)
Make it snow whether the weather permits or not with these adorable "snowball" cookies!
Cheese Wafers
When you get tired of the sweet holiday cookies, try out these cheese wafers to change things up.
Chocolate Orange Snaps
For these cookies we combine two of our favorite flavors – chocolate and orange – for a little something different than your classic sugar cookie.
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Chocolate Graham Crackers
If graham crackers aren't delicious enough, chocolate graham crackers should do the trick!

I hope you have the most wonderful holiday season! Let me know in the comments what treats you’re baking this year.

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15 Holiday Recipes to Make with Kids https://www.weelicious.com/holiday-recipes-to-make-with-kids/ https://www.weelicious.com/holiday-recipes-to-make-with-kids/#respond Tue, 29 Nov 2022 02:07:28 +0000 https://www.weelicious.com/?p=19005 The holidays are my favorite time of the year because it’s such an easy time to get my kids involved in the kitchen. There are so many fun recipes that little hands can help you make to start creating memories in the kitchen that last a lifetime. Here are 15 Holiday Recipes to Make with…

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The holidays are my favorite time of the year because it’s such an easy time to get my kids involved in the kitchen. There are so many fun recipes that little hands can help you make to start creating memories in the kitchen that last a lifetime. Here are 15 Holiday Recipes to Make with Kids!

Icebox Log Cake
This Icebox Log Cake is SO much fun to build. It's basically an edible craft and oh so cute to make this time of year!
Missouri Cookies
We make these for Hanukkah every year and they're so simple (no oven required!). They're great for little ones who want to get their hands a little dirty and help flatten out the cookies.
Christmas Bagel Wreaths
There couldn't be a cuter lunch to make than this Christmas Bagel Wreath. Let the kids decorate their "wreath" how they want and enjoy!
Cheesy Popovers
Even smaller kiddos can help mix together the batter for these delicious Cheesy Popovers. Plus watching them puff up while they're in the oven is the most fun!
Chocolate Covered Apple Lollipops
If sprinkles and chocolate are involved, you better believe my kids are on board! These Chocolate Covered Apple Lollipops are super festive for the holidays!
Spiced Apple Cider
Any kid will love a warm mug of this Spiced Apple Cider. Let them get involved by helping squeeze the lemon juice and place the cinnamon sticks in the pot!
Eggnog Sugar Cookies
Decorating cookies is one of our family's most favorite holiday activities. Adding eggnog to a classic sugar cookie is a fun way to change things up!
Chocolate Dipped Matzah with Sprinkles
Another fun Hanukkah activity to do together. These are so tasty and 100% kid approved!
Reindeer Sandwiches
Another super adorable holiday lunch idea are these Reindeer Sandwiches. Fill with your favorite nut butters and jams!
Holiday Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Bars
A sprinkle explosion! Every kid (and adult) loves making these decadent Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Bars for the holidays.
Potato Latkes
I used to get my kids involved by telling them to "using their muscles" to squeeze the excess moisture out of the grated potatoes for these Potato Latkes. Get ready to flex!
Cake Mix Sprinkle Cookies
These Cake Mix Sprinkle Cookies are beyond easy to make and pack a hugely festive holiday punch! Only 4 ingredients!
Gingerbread Pancakes
Not only do these taste incredible, but they're so cute! Let your kids help you ladle the batter into the gingerbread man cookie cutter.
Soft and Sweet Molasses Roll Out Cookies
Bring out your favorite holiday cookie cutter shapes and whip up a batch of these together for a fun time!
Challah Bread Pudding
Watching this Challah Bread Pudding rise in the oven is about as much fun as getting to eat it!

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Meal Plan — Week 48 https://www.weelicious.com/meal-plan-week-48/ https://www.weelicious.com/meal-plan-week-48/#comments Fri, 25 Nov 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://weelicious.cultivatewp.com/meal-plan-week-48/ Is anyone else still full from Thanksgiving? We’ve been in leftovers land for a couple days now, but super stoked to get to cooking again this week. What are you going to make?  BREAKFAST: Smoothies of course. This week we’re making Matcha Smoothie, Super Green Tropical Smoothie, Crazy Healthy Smoothie and Double Chocolate Smoothie Bowl. Then for weekend brunch we’re…

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Is anyone else still full from Thanksgiving? We’ve been in leftovers land for a couple days now, but super stoked to get to cooking again this week. What are you going to make? 

BREAKFAST:

Smoothies of course. This week we’re making Matcha SmoothieSuper Green Tropical SmoothieCrazy Healthy Smoothie and Double Chocolate Smoothie Bowl. Then for weekend brunch we’re making Quick Oatmeal Pancakes.

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SNACKS:

Good Morning Protein Cookies to snack on throughout the week, plus Roasted Carrot Hummus with veggies for dipping, Spinach Cake Muffins and Brown Rice Crispy Treats.

LUNCH:

Going to make Asian Chicken SoupGrilled Cheese Avocado SandwichTurkey Pickle Roll Ups and Banana Sushi for lunch this week.

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DINNER:

Sunday: Planning on a big pot of Mexican Chicken Pozole with tons of toppings and tostadas on the side for Sunday dinner.

Catherine McCord holding One Potato Box

Solve Mealtime with One Potato

I’m the proud co-founder of One Potato, a meal delivery service that makes family meals even easier by taking the time and stress away from food prep. Most recipes are made in 30-minutes or less and all are Weelicious-tested and kid-approved. Simple, delicious, nutritious recipes that are crafted to bring families together around the dinner table.

I invite you to give One Potato a try!

Monday: Broccoli, Cheddar & Onion Quiche from One Potato Box. Super simple for meatless Monday. I linked a similar recipe for those of you who don’t receive One Potato and still want in on a quiche this week!

Tuesday: Cherry Glazed Chicken with Cauliflower Rice Salad from One Potato Box. This glaze is unreal delicious!

Wednesday: Keeping it simple with Asian Sautéed Shrimp with Perfect Brown Rice and Roast Asian Veggies.

Thursday: Roast Vegetable Pasta with a big farmers market salad and Chocolate Covered Apple Lollipops for a simple dessert!

Friday: Chicken Paillard with Arugula Salad and Warm Fingerling Potato Salad from One Potato Box.

Saturday: Order in from local restaurant!

Hope you all have a good week!

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Potato Turkey Balls https://www.weelicious.com/potato-turkey-balls/ https://www.weelicious.com/potato-turkey-balls/#comments Wed, 23 Nov 2022 08:23:00 +0000 https://weelicious.cultivatewp.com/potato-turkey-balls/ It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you’ve got a fridge full of leftover turkey, potatoes and gravy! What can you do to use everything so there’s no waste and change it up a bit at the same time? Make Potato Turkey Balls! Thanksgiving leftovers are unavoidable it seems. I get so excited to make our…

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It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you’ve got a fridge full of leftover turkey, potatoes and gravy! What can you do to use everything so there’s no waste and change it up a bit at the same time? Make Potato Turkey Balls!

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Thanksgiving leftovers are unavoidable it seems. I get so excited to make our meal every year that I can’t help but make way too much food, especially turkey and mashed potatoes. Over the years I’ve come up with creative ways to make Thanksgiving leftovers into new exciting recipes, but I think these Potato Turkey Balls might be my favorite! They’re crispy on the outside with pillowy soft mashed potatoes on the inside.

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How to Make Potato Turkey Balls

  1. Prepare the Mashed Potatoes: Whisk one egg and add it to your mashed potatoes. Stir to combine. Adding the egg helps the potatoes keep their shape when they’re cooked later.
  2. Prepare the Turkey and Cheese Mixture: Chop your leftover turkey into small pieces and combine with the shredded cheese. Use whatever cheese you like best. We love sharp cheddar for this recipe, but mozzarella or a blend work great too!
  3. Form the Potato Turkey Balls: Take 2 teaspoons of the turkey cheese mixture and form into 1 inch balls. You want to roll them tight so the turkey and cheese bind together. Next, take 2 tablespoons of the potato egg mixture and form a patty in the palm of your hand, place the turkey cheese ball in the center and carefully fold the potato mixture around the turkey cheese ball to make a larger ball.
  4. Bread the Potato Turkey Balls: Place a whisked egg in one bowl and breadcrumbs in a separate bowl. Roll each potato ball gently into the egg and then into the breadcrumbs covering the balls completely.
  5. Fry the Potato Turkey Balls: Add oil to cover the bottom of a stock pot. Heat the oil until it reaches about 360 degrees F. If you don’t have a thermometer, you can test the oil by throwing a few breadcrumbs in. If they sizzle immediately, most likely, your oil is hot enough. Carefully place the Potato Turkey Balls in the oil and fry for 60 seconds, turning occasionally, until the outside of the ball is brown and crispy.
  6. Serve: Using a slotted spoon, transfer the balls to a paper towel lined plate and salt immediately. Serve with leftover gravy or cranberry sauce.

More Recipes Using Leftovers

Limiting food waste, whether it’s the holidays or just a weeknight dinner, has become a passion of mine. There are tons of creative ways to use your leftovers to create new and exciting dishes. Here are some of my favorites that cover Thanksgiving leftovers and beyond!

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Let me know what you’re making with your Thanksgiving leftovers in the comments! And tag me on Instagram if you make these Potato Turkey Balls!

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Potato Turkey Balls

Thanksgiving leftover won't be leftovers for long once you make these Potato Turkey Balls!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 90kcal
Author Catherine McCord

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups mashed potatoes
  • 2 large eggs, whisked in seperate bowls
  • 1 cup roast turkey, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Monterrey jack, mozzarella, or cheddar)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (white or whole wheat)
  • olive, vegetable or canola oil (for cooking)

Instructions

  • Stir the mashed potatoes and 1 whisked egg in a bowl until combined and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the chopped turkey and shredded cheese stirring to combine.
  • Take 2 teaspoons of the turkey cheese mixture and form into 1 inch balls (you want to roll them tight so the turkey and cheese bind together).
  • Take 2 tablespoons of the potato egg mixture and form a patty in the palm of your hand, place a turkey cheese ball in the center and fold the potato mixture around the turkey cheese ball to make a larger ball.
  • Place the second whisked egg in a bowl and the breadcrumbs in a seperate bowl.
  • Roll each potato ball gently into the egg and then into the breadcrumbs covering the balls completely.
  • Add the oil to a heavy bottomed pot over medium/high heat. The oil is hot enough if you put a few leftover breadcrumbs in and they sizzle immediately.
  • Add the potato balls to oil and fry for about 60 seconds, turning occasionally, until the outside is crispy. Alternately, you can bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the mashed potato balls to the paper towel-lined plate and immediately season them with salt. 
  • Serve with gravy.

Nutrition

Sodium: 230mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Calories: 90kcal | Fat: 3g | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 10g

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