Secret Plum Burgers

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The secret ingredient in these moist vegan burgers? A jar of baby prune puree!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12-ounce) package meatless crumbles (such as Lightlife)
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar baby prune puree
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • Whole wheat burger buns, to serve
  • Ketchup, to serve
  1. To prepare the patties, combine the meatless crumbles, prune puree, flaxseed, and onion in a bowl. Mix with your hands, then shape into 4 patties.
  2. Heat a skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook for about 6 minutes on each side.
  3. Serve on whole wheat buns with ketchup or your other favorite condiments!

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Coffee Filter Bunny

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Easter comes early this year (April 4), which means Veronika and I are turning our attention to all things Easter crafts even though it’s still March. This adorable bunny craft was a great one to make as we talked about the Easter bunny.

Coffee Filter Bunny (1)

To start, set out white coffee filters and let your toddler decorate with dot markers. These are perfect for toddlers because the bright bold colors appear with just a little tap.

Coffee Filter Bunny (3)

While she was dotting, I traced bunny shapes onto brown cardstock. You’ll need a circle with two long ears for the bunny’s head, as well as four ovals for paws.

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Veronika loved seeing the design once it was laid out against white paper. “He has paws!” she said with delight. She helped use a glue stick to secure the little bunny down.

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Draw on a few final features and your Easter bunny is ready to hop! I did this part for Veronika, but preschoolers can use markers to make color on the faces and ears by themselves.