Quick Tofu Breakfast Burrito

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This recipe might be labeled as a breakfast burrito, but we don’t care when we eat it – it makes an equally delicious lunch or dinner. Whenever you make it, it sure is quick!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (1 lb) package firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mild salsa
  • 4 whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 4 slices Daiya cheddar
  • 1 avocado (optional)
  1. Cut the tofu into 1/2-inch cubes (or crumble, if preferred). Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add the tofu and saute for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the salsa and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  3. Warm the tortillas, and layer each with about 1/2 cup tofu mixture and 1 slice of cheddar. Add slices of avocado if desired, then roll up to serve.

Chickpea Soft Tacos

Chickpea Soft Tacos

This fast taco recipe works for the whole family. For toddlers who like simple tastes and flavors, stick to the ingredient list below. For older kids and adults who prefer a little kick, sprinkle a taco seasoning packet into the chickpea mixture while it simmers!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15-ounce) drained and rinsed chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 ounces tomato paste
  • 4 whole wheat flour tortillas
  1. Combine the chickpeas, water, and tomato paste in a skillet. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally – most of the liquid should be absorbed.
  2. Mash the chickpea mixture with a potato masher or fork until about half mashed, then divide evenly among the 4 tortillas.

My toddler likes to stop there, but older kids may want to add shredded lettuce, sliced olives, shredded vegan cheese, or non-dairy sour cream!

Disappearing Coin Trick

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We’ve been having fun with simple magic tricks lately, most of which grown-ups need to perform for kids at Travis’s age. But with a little help, even preschoolers can pull this one off, and trick everyone from friends to adults!

Place a coin under a clear glass. After testing out a couple different ones, we found that a clear plastic cup worked best.

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Have your rapt audience watch from the side as you fill the cup with water – thanks to the way the water bends the light, the coin will appear to disappear!

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Look straight down into the cup to discover the coin again.

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Travis had so much fun with this – not just his thrill for the disappearing coin, but also with the mechanics of pouring the water into the cup and seeing what happened over and over again.

A great first magic trick for kids!