Ok peeps, listen up! This lady I am about to introduce to you, could very well be my “sista-from-anotha-mista” . Krista is the genius behind Budget Gourmet Mom, and also a dear friend of mine. We first met in the blogging universe over a year and a half ago…maybe longer. It wasn’t until this past May that we actually met in person, and I am not joking when I say we are two of a kind.

She has 4 kids, I have 4 kids. (and all are within a few months of eachother)

She loves Diet Coke, I love Diet Dr. Pepper {ok, we’re not twins…but close enough!}

I knew she would come up with a fun, clever, and not to mention budget friendly lunch recipe for kids so I set her to work. She done good. Take it away Krista!

Oh my goodness do you have as tough of a time as I do getting your kids to eat celery!?

Seriously. What is the deal!?

Okay, I guess I’m not a big fan of raw celery either but I have heard it has so few
calories that you actually burn calories as you chew. I don’t know how true that is
but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Especially if that means I can take a
bite of cookie after each celery stalk and break even. Yes ma’am.

I had no problem diving in to these Ants on a Log along with the kids who, by the
way, said {and I quote} “mmm, these are yummy!”

It also helped that we happen to be celebrating letter A this week during our Alphabet
. For some reason celebrating with food always seems to get the kids
excited. And with four boys “ants on a log” sounds awesome. Bugs for lunch…sign
me up!

Bringing the apple cheddar wraps to the party were actually an after thought. In
fact, Shawn can tell you I was down to the wire with this post because I couldn’t
decide on the main course.

If you know me then you know cheese is never far from my mind and what kid doesn’t
love quesadillas? So a cheesy apple wrap was born.

The kids loved it. I loved it. They ate celery. It was a proud moment.

Enjoy your proud moment while your kids enjoy theirs. Oh, and don’t forget to make
one for yourself.

If you would like to learn more about me and my crazy cheese loving self check out
Budget Gourmet Mom.

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Apple Cheddar Wraps

What kid doesn't love quesadillas? So a cheesy apple wrap was born! 
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 299 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 flour tortilla
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 apple, sliced


  • Place the tortilla on a microwave safe plate.
  • Sprinkle cheese evenly over the tortilla.
  • Heat in a microwave for 30 seconds until cheese is melted.
  • Immediately place the sliced apple down the middle of the tortilla.
  • Fold one side of the tortilla over the apples.
  • Grab at the fold and roll into a log. Cut in half and serve immediately.


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 383mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 381IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 246mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: apple, cheddar cheese, tortillas
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Ants on a Log

With four boys "ants on a log" sounds awesome. Bugs for lunch...sign me up!  
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: Shawn


  • 1 celery stalk, cleaned and trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips or raisins


  • Cut the celery stalk in half.
  • Spread peanut butter down the middle of each piece of celery.
  • Top with chocolate chips or raisins and serve.
Keywords: celery, chocolate chips, Peanut Butter, raisins
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If you’ve missed any of the other Summer Lunch Recipes for Kids, go and check them out! Your kids will thank you!

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
5 Responses
  1. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

    I know I will totally be making ants on a log tomorrow. I haven’t had them in so long but I always loved them. Such a fun snack. My kids will love, love the Apple Cheddar Wraps. You helped me plan out tomorrow’s snack for me and lunch for my kids! 🙂

  2. Ants on a log are such a classic! Love the idea of apple and cheddar and putting them together in a quesadilla is genius. Kid-friendly but adult-worthy.

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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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