Some may call it deceptive, but for those parents (like myself) that have begged, bribed, and threatened their kids to eat their fruits and veggies, I will call it  ‘creative’ parenting.  Take everyday foods and make them into a masterpiece that the kids cannot resist eating!  Soon you will find them making their own creations and cleaning up their plate!  Try this recipe below and let me know how it turns out for you!

Friendly Dog Salad


Paper Towels
Salad Plate
Kitchen Scrissors


1 lettuce leaf
1 canned pear half
1 canned prune
2 canned mandarin orange segments
1 maraschino cherry
1 raisin
  1. Wash 1 lettuce leaf and pat dry with paper towel. Place on salad plate. Lift 1 pear half,1 prune and 2 mandarin orange segments from cans and 1 maraschino cherry from jar with fork and place on paper towel to dry. (Refrigerate remaining fruit with syrup for another time.)
  2. Place the pear half cut side down on the lettuce leaf. Cut the prune lengthwise in half with scissors and take out pit. Place one of the prune halves at the large end of the pear half for the ear. (Eat the other prune half!)
  3. Scoop out a tiny hole in the pear half for the yet with teaspoon. Place 1 raisin in the hole Cut the maraschino cherry in half with the scissors. Place one half at the top of the narrow end of the pear half for the nose. (Eat the other cherry half!) Us the mandarin orange segments for the collar.

Compliments of Betty Crocker!



Jennifer McCallum

Thank you so much for stopping by this page to get to know a bit more about me and why I started Parent Guide Inc. My business story started a way back in 2001... …after the birth of my first daughter, I realized that an "all-in-one" resource guide for parents was needed, and fast! I designed the New Parent Resource Guide to fill a gap in the community for busy parents like myself. The New Parent Resource Guide offers an A-Z of key contacts for parents, caregivers, service providers, and health care professionals.  Working with key businesses and organizations in the community, we have also compiled much-needed articles, tips, and charts to answer all your parenting questions. The latest addition to our family is the School Age Resource Guide to serve parents of children, 3 to 18 years!  This guide answers questions about: nutrition, bullying, curriculum, building self-esteem, and much more, as well as offering a full directory of local and national resources. The website offers an “all-in-one” spot for parents to connect, add their own blog, and find needed resources in their community.  It is a site that educates and entertains and if you can't find somthing just ASK me. I am here to serve YOU!  My hope is that you connect with our members, find comfort in their words, and share your own story. My goal is to see what I can do to help make life a bit easier for you.   You are why I do what I do! I can’t wait to get to know you!  Comment below to tell me about yourself – then start blogging so we can find out what makes you get up in the morning!  Check out my blog too and I am sure you will be surprised what gets me out of bed each day!!! Jennifer -  Mom and Publisher

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