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Animal Toast (4 ways!) - Fork and Beans I got all your toast needs covered. That is why I went crazy and made you these Animal Toast (4 ways!), using a different spread for each: cream cheese, Nutella, avocado, and peanut butter, now there is a toast for everyone! From: Mother’s Day Toasts, Woodland Animal Toast, even Groundhog Toast, I think it’s become...Read More

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Cupcake Terrariums - Fork and Beans Turn cupcakes into a world of wonder, full of marshmallow rocks, kiwi cacti, and cereal moss. Cupcake Terrariums are the new gardens!

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Macaroon Chicks - Fork and Beans Instead of dyeing Easter Eggs this season, trying dipping store-bought macaroons and trying them into these Macaroon Chicks with your kids.

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How to Make Unicorn Pretzels - YouTube Turn regular pretzels into edible magical unicorns!

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Sandwich Wrap Kabobs - YouTube Turn a regular ol' sandwich into a fun, dissected sandwich on a stick for your kid's lunch.

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Lion Toast - YouTube Turn that boring ol' piece of toast into a work of art. All you need is 2 slices of bread, fresh fruit and peanut butter. Before you know it, you'll be eatin...

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How to Make a Leprechaun Trap - Fork and Beans Catch your very own leprechaun with this easy tutorial on How to Make a Leprechaun Trap, using everyday supplies you have on hand!

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Awesome Sauce Valentines - Fork and Beans Pass these Awesome Sauce Valentines out to your kid's classroom ort in their lunchbox for a fun way to say "You're awesome, kid!" (free printable included!)

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WELCOME TO FORK AND BEANS!

I’m Cara, creator of the site, and I’m so happy to be your creativity facilitator. Fork and Beans is a place where your kids (and inner child) can come out and play! Originally I started this blog back in 2011 as a means to explore my allergen free baking skills. I grew this site organically and I even wrote a cookbook called Decadent Gluten Free Vegan Baking. It’s been over 8 years now and as you can see, things have changed. *I* have changed…

I no longer focus solely on allergen free foods but I still love helping parents out with creating FUN, kid friendly recipes. From meal ideas, snack recipes, and even ideas with crafts/activities, I have you covered!

Over two years ago, I gave birth to my son, Jaxon (you will see the JAX SNAX section soon where I share my recipes that I feed this hungry toddler). Being a mom has its challenges but figuring out what healthy-ish foods to feed your kids or even how to keep their creativity active shouldn’t be. That’s why I’m here! I’ve battled it out and now I am ready to share with you all my tricks and tips on how to feed your kids more veggies.

I live in Chicago, IL with my husband, Matt, and our son, Jaxon. Both my husband and I are from Southern California originally and decided to make a trek to the midwest for a change of pace. We love it! You can find us walking around the city at all times, even in the snow.

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Animal Toast (4 ways!) - Fork and Beans I got all your toast needs covered. That is why I went crazy and made you these Animal Toast (4 ways!), using a different spread for each: cream cheese, Nutella, avocado, and peanut butter, now there is a toast for everyone! From: Mother’s Day Toasts, Woodland Animal Toast, even Groundhog Toast, I think it’s become...Read More

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Fork and Beans
Cupcake Terrariums - Fork and Beans Turn cupcakes into a world of wonder, full of marshmallow rocks, kiwi cacti, and cereal moss. Cupcake Terrariums are the new gardens!

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Fork and Beans
Macaroon Chicks - Fork and Beans Instead of dyeing Easter Eggs this season, trying dipping store-bought macaroons and trying them into these Macaroon Chicks with your kids.

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Fork and Beans
How to Make Unicorn Pretzels - YouTube Turn regular pretzels into edible magical unicorns!

NewsStand Partner | Article

Fork and Beans
Sandwich Wrap Kabobs - YouTube Turn a regular ol' sandwich into a fun, dissected sandwich on a stick for your kid's lunch.

NewsStand Partner | Article

Fork and Beans
Lion Toast - YouTube Turn that boring ol' piece of toast into a work of art. All you need is 2 slices of bread, fresh fruit and peanut butter. Before you know it, you'll be eatin...

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How to Make a Leprechaun Trap - Fork and Beans Catch your very own leprechaun with this easy tutorial on How to Make a Leprechaun Trap, using everyday supplies you have on hand!

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Awesome Sauce Valentines - Fork and Beans Pass these Awesome Sauce Valentines out to your kid's classroom ort in their lunchbox for a fun way to say "You're awesome, kid!" (free printable included!)

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