March Break Munchies

Posted on: March 13, 2023

Hey Parents, with the kids out of school for March Break, do you need some fresh meal ideas?  Here is a quick guide to some kid-friendly recipes from Metro and LCBO Food and Drink.  Whether its breakfast, lunch, snack time, dinner or dessert, feeding your little ones doesn’t have to have you in a ‘March Breakdown’.  Cloverdale has got your back.  Hang in there!

Have you heard of a Tunacado sandwich?  Joanne Rappos (@theoliveandmango), with fantastic ingredients from opens in a new windowMetro, has created the simple combination of toasted flatbread, tomato, avocado, pesto and tuna mousse.  Check out the quick tutorial and full recipe on Instagram.   When the sandwich assembly is complete, cut into quarters and divide up for the little ones in your family.

Cheers to a smooth March Break with a Blueberry-Mint Swirl Smoothie.  This refreshing smoothie of blueberries, orange juice, honey, yogurt and fresh mint leaves, from LCBO Food and Drink is the perfect way to start a morning with the kids.  You can even make this smoothie extra delicious by serving it with homemade crunchy granola.  Reminder: store granola in an airtight container for a couple of weeks—or freeze it, for maximum usage.

Tacooooo Tuesdaaaaay!  The kids must celebrate this special day with tacos, of course.  Try this recipe: Crispy Cheese Tacos with Avocado Salsa Verde courtesy of LCBO Food & Drink.  That’s right— the taco shells are made of delicious CHEDDAR CHEESE!  Option to remove or lessen the amount of jalapenos for kids to enjoy without the heat.

Are your kids picky eaters? Try this method of incorporating more veggies into their diet from Sahiya Ahmed (@allthatshedreamed) and Metro, by creating Air Fryer Chips.  Dehydrate and roast some veggies into chips for them to snack on.  Have fun with it by adding fruit, cheese and nuts (omit nuts, if allergic) and serve it platter-style for your little ones.

Parents, you will thank me for this one:  Upside-down Rhubarb Mini-Cakes.  Call the kiddies into the kitchen for assistance in baking these cute mini cakes from Metro.  They are baked in a muffin tin to create individual desserts.  This easy recipe makes six servings.  To make it even easier use Irresistibles Frozen Strawberries and Rhubarb from Metro to elevate these sweet cakes!  Oh, don’t forget to serve with ice cream!  Yum.

For breakfast this March Break pay homage to the classic Dr. Suess rhyme with Green Eggs & Ham Omelette by Metro.  This ham-filled green omelette, made of an eggs and pesto blend is complimented with a roasted cherry tomato sauce.  Your kids will eat them here and there.  They will eat them anywhere!  Haha.  TIP:  Use any extra pesto from this recipe on pasta, chicken burgers or spread on pizza along with your favourite toppings.  Pesto can be refrigerated for up to five days or frozen for a month or more!

And last, but certainly not least . . . do breakfast for dinner with BEC Pizzettes topped with Tangy Salad by LCBO Food and Drink.  BEC—is the classic flavor profile of bacon, egg, and cheese served up by the slice.  A great kid-friendly recipe where participation in pizzette topping assembly is a must!  My recommendation is to scatter the salad directly over the pizzettes to get your kiddies to eat their veggies!

Congrats, Parents!  You’ve made it through another March Break.  Make sure to share images of your March Break Munchies with us by tagging @cloverdalemall on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

~ Gillaine, Marketing Coordinator