Browsing articles by "Eden, Author at Lil' Iguana Blog"

Piña Colada Balls

July 10th is National Piña Colada Day 2019 for the United States. The piña colada is a famous beverage that originated in Puerto Rico at the Caribe Hilton Hotel claiming Ramón “Monchito” Marrero created it in 1954. Rather than having a highly sugary drink to celebrate the day, why not try this delicious energy ball with simple ingredients recipe. Ingredients: 1 cup pineapple, diced 1/2 cup coconut flour 2 cups toasted coconut 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon hemp seeds 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds 1 cup dates, soaked Food processor Two medium size...[Read more]

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Baseball came early this year with opening day on March 28th. The second thing you need after a ticket is some freshly roasted seeds. There is something extra special eating some homemade seeds during extra innings. Try this easy recipe for roasting fresh pumpkin seeds. The smell of the roasted seeds will fill your house as you watch the game at home. Ingredients: 2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds 2 teaspoons of butter, melted (or oil) 3 teaspoons salt 1 pinch of crush black pepper (optional) Aluminum foil Sheet pan Strainer Bowl Directions:First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (either...[Read more]

Chocolate Covered Popcorn

Do you need a last minute dessert to bring to a Holiday Party? This simple three-ingredient recipe is the perfect sweet treat during the winter. Why not place the chocolate popcorn in festive bags or even in drop in a wrapped mason jars for gifts. You can use either white, dark, or milk chocolate to the popcorn for this recipe. The recipe below a simple version, but you can get creative with your favorite holiday flavors like peppermint or adding colored melted chocolate. Ingredients: Popcorn Kernels (or pre-made popcorn) Chocolate wafers/melting chocolate Coconut Oil/Butter Parchment...[Read more]

One Pan Oven-Roasted Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes

Do you want a simple meal ready for family dinner? One pan oven-roasted chicken thighs is a simple and health meal to feed the whole family. The preparation is minimal, but the results are delicious. Try this one pan oven-roasted chicken thigh. Oven-Roasted Chicken Thigh Dinner Recipe:   Ingredients: Chicken thighs (or chicken breast) Sweet potatoes Yukon Gold potatoes Rainbow carrots 4 tablespoons olive oil pinch of salt pinch ground black pepper 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese (optional) Parchment paper or aluminum foil Sheet pan 9×13? Directions: Preheat oven to 400°F...[Read more]

Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe

Is that fresh bread in the oven? Well in less than one hour you can have delicious focaccia bread in your home. Focaccis bread is crunchy on the top and bottom. Follow this simple recipe to impress your family and friends with these fresh bread full of flavor. Easy Focaccia Bread Recipe: Ingredients: 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon white sugar 1 tablespoon active dry yeast 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1 pinch ground black pepper 1 cup water 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan...[Read more]

Counting Up & Down – Activity Sheet

Before spring break, pay attention in class. Alli is learning how to count in school. Fill in the missing numbers by counting by 10’s going down and counting 1’s going across. Color in the sheet for added fun. Share your answers with us on social media with hashtag: #liliguanafun Click here to download the printable PDF: Arturo’s Activities – Counting Up &...[Read more]

Meet a Character – Mr. & Mrs. Iguana

 Mr. & Mrs. Iguana are the proud parents of Lil’ Iguana, C.K., and Alli. The meet at the supermarket one day after work when Mrs. Iguana needed helping reaching something off the top shelf and the conversation flowed from there. Mr. Iguana works as a computer engineer and is great with time-management. You can see him either winding his clock or playing board games with his kids. Mrs. Iguana worked as a artist in the fashion industry before becoming a stay-at-home-mom. You can find her in the garden or helping bake something up with the kids in the kitchen. She plans to go back to...[Read more]

Coconut Macaroon Nests

Coconut macaroons nests are the perfect spring cookie for your Easter party. This yummy cookie is simple and hands on for a fun activity to do with your little ones. You can add your favorite Easter candy on top of this cookie for your own added creativity. This recipe was pasted down from my grandmother and will be pasted to keep the Easter tradition going. Egg Nest Macaroons: Ingredients: 1/3 cup butter, softened 1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg yolk 2 teaspoons almond (or vanilla extract) 2 teaspoons orange juice 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking...[Read more]

April Fool’s Puzzle – Activity Sheet

April first is April Fool’s. C.K. is a playful young girl who loves puzzles. Focus on your nouns with a silly fill-in story activity. Once the story is complete, color in the page for more added fun. Share your stories with us on social media with hashtag: #liliguanafun Click here to download the printable PDF: Arturo’s Activities – April Fool’s...[Read more]

Egg Carton Flowers

There still may be snow outside, but you can still have pick some flowers before Easter. Decorate the room with beautiful flowers that will never wilt. Add pom poms and other creativity decor for this fun activity. Egg Carton Flowers: Here’s what you’ll need: Acrylic Paint Egg Carton (not foam) Paper Straw Pom Poms Scissors Glue Paint Brush Directions: First you’ll need an adult cut out four containers out of the egg carton. Trim around the edges so that it gives it a shape for the petals of the flower. Place different kinds of acrylic paint colors onto a paper plate like we did...[Read more]