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Homemade Pumpkin Poptarts {from Weelicious Lunches}


I am so excited to share with you my latest addition to my kitchen.  It’s an accessory that is sure to help with our bento hobby and getting my kiddos to eat a bit more variety and healthy meals… especially lunches!


I was sent a copy of the new cookbook from Catherine McCord, weelicious Lunches {free for review} as a part of the Stonyfield Yo-Getters Ambassador program.  This is my first time coming across Catherine’s weelicious line, but I have to say I fell immediately in love with this book and want to add the original weelicious book to our collection now too!

Weelicious Lunches: Think Outside the Lunch Box with More Than 160 Happier Meals is all about thinking outside the lunch box.  Honestly, that’s what I try to do with our #bittybentos too.  Even if I want to make a PB&J for Sophia, I try to mix it up.  Make it a different shape, add in a secret ingredient.  Catherine includes 160 recipes just along those lines in the book and makes it totally fun!


Along with recipes, Catherine gives great advice on ways to serve vegetables to young ones to make it more fun, as well as listing pantry staples – things you should ALWAYS have on hand.  One of her staples just happens to be Greek Yogurt – our fave is from Stonyfield!

Since weelicious Lunches is, well, all about the wee ones… I decided to let Sophia help me find a fun recipe to try out for the first time!  She loved the idea of a PB&J on apple slices, but the homemade Pumpkin Poptarts were a clear winner for us both!  I loved the idea of making a much healthier alternative to store-bought Poptarts and the timing of pumpkin is perfect!


 These were incredibly simple to make.  Sophia actually did almost all of the work herself!  The filling is delicious and the pie crust are so deliciously flaky that they make an incredible breakfast, snack, and addition to a lunch box!

Her favorite part was definitely cutting out the pumpkins and making faces on them!


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Homemade Pumpkin Poptarts {from Weelicious Lunches}
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  • ½ cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 pkg Premade Pie Crust
  1. Combine the pumpkin, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. Cut out fun, pumpkin shapes from your pie crust. Place 2 tsp of your pumpkin mixture on one cut-out pumpkin. Lightly dip your finger in water and rub the outer of the pumpkin so that your dough will adhere to one another. Place another cut-out pumpkin on top!
  2. Bake for 18 minutes at 400 degrees, or until golden brown.

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I actually doubled the amount of pumpkin filling that I made to enjoy it as a filling for Pumpkin Waffle Sandwiches and I might just have to serve the girls some Pumpkin Toast tomorrow morning for breakfast!

Are you ready to start thinking outside the Lunch Box?

weelicious Lunches is available for purchase at a variety of retailers, including Amazon.  You can get it for just $20.78 right now on Amazon, which is a steal for this gorgeous Hardback!

You can also connect with Catherine and the weelicious series on Facebook and Pinterest.




  1. Cheryl Chervitz

    My grandchildren would like the Graham Cracker Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream…

  2. My kids would love the Puff Pastry Pumpkins!
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  3. Ashley Chassereau Parks says:

    I think my little one would love the Crispy Orange Stuffed French Toast Sticks!! (They sound yummy to me!) :)

  4. Laurie Emerson says:

    They both would love the Banana Berry Bread recipe.

  5. Kellie Conklin says:

    THe girls I watch would love the Cheesy Turkey Meatballs! Thanks!

  6. How fun! I saw her on The Chew a few days ago. These looked so yummy! I will have to make some.

  7. Kimmie Kim says:

    I would like to try the cinnamon sweet potato fries.

  8. Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries sounds good

  9. Terra Agueda says:

    the cheesy turkey meatballs look yummy

  10. The egg-free crispy chicken strips for my egg allergic son.

  11. Sherry Compton says:

    You can’t go wrong with Chocolate Coconut Pancakes.

  12. Rebecca M.

    My kids would love the mix it up muffins.

  13. Raspberry Heart Tea Sandwiches.

  14. They would like the baked blueberry donuts.

  15. Our son would love the Cinnamon Sweet Potato Fries

  16. The Crispy Orange Stuffed French looks delicious.

  17. The DIY pizza buffet for sure!

  18. Heather B says:

    Cheesy Turkey Meatballs. My boys love meatballs especially stuffed with mozzarella.

  19. Ruby Yoshi says:

    My daughter would love the Chocolate Coconut Pancakes

  20. My kids would love the baked blueberry donuts!

  21. They would totally eat the baked blueberry donuts

  22. Diana Bockheim says:

    Apple Pie Panini

  23. We love the salmon bites, carrot sticks and homemade vanilla wafers.

  24. The Broccoli and Carrot Orzo. They might actually eat their veggies if I made that!

  25. Carrie Phelps says:

    My grandchildren would LOVE the recipe for the Chocolate Coconut Pancakes.

  26. oh i want to try Crispy Orange Stuffed French but i also am loving the Lightened Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting yum there are so many recipes i would love to try… these pumpkin poptarts look so delish lindsey great job!!

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  27. this along with many other recipes would be loved by all

  28. There is a recipe over there for baked blueberry donuts. That is insane and I want them. My daughter isn’t quite to solids yet, but if she’s like me, she’ll love anything blueberry. :)

  29. Broccoli Cheese Patties! Yum!

  30. Crispy Orange Stuffed French Toast Sticks. Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. natalie nichols says:

    My son would love the graham cracker swirls.

  32. I think I would love the Sweet Cinnamon Potato Fries!

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  33. sharon b

    sweet cinnamon potato fries look really yummy

  34. Anne Perry says:

    My son might like the Chloe’s Olive Tomato Sandwich

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