Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Racing into Springtime with Tyson Nuggets #SpringtimeNuggets

When you think about Springtime, what is the first thing that pops into your head?

For my family, when Spring arrives, we have one thing on our minds – off-road racing!! It’s time to head out to the racetrack and enjoy the races with family and friends. It is what we look forward to the rest of the year!

A couple weekends ago we came back from the races and made the kiddos a quick dinner of Tyson Nuggets, fries & carrots. While eating dinner, our sons were driving the chicken nuggets around their plates like little cars – complete with engine noise. I was inspired at that very moment to do a little Springtime decorating and make my boys some #SpringtimeNuggets!

My sons love going to the racetrack and seeing all the race vehicles. I wanted to give them a little snapshot of the race on their dinner plate as a surprise.

So, I went back to Walmart to pick up more Tyson Nuggets (I will never complain about having to go to Walmart!) – check out my shopping trip here on Google+. I found some fun stuff that I had never seen at Walmart before!

If you don’t have time to make homemade chicken nuggets – I recommend Tyson Chicken Nuggets all the way. First reason being, they are 100% All Natural Ingredients – reading the label doesn’t leave you confused, all of the ingredients are items you could regularly find in my pantry. No preservatives and no fillers. Second, Tyson Foods has a long-standing commitment to the well-being and proper handling of the animals used in its food products. Those are two important factors when deciding what to feed my family.

In addition to the Tyson Chicken Nuggets – I also bought fruit roll-ups, celery, peanut butter, raisins, sliced olives, dried blueberries, a few potatoes and a bag of spinach to complete the racing scene. The only “cooking” that had to be done was heating the nuggets in the oven and boiling the potatoes – so not really cooking at all, just a tad bit of movement in the kitchen. ;)

My husband and I gathered up our supplies and attempted to hideout from the kiddos while we assembled their plates. Fruit roll-ups were the color for the #SpringtimeNuggets cars, dried blueberries pressed into the center of sliced olives were wheels, celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins were the fans in the stands, chopped spinach was the grass alongside the racetrack, the potato peel was the dirt under the stands and the mashies were the track.

I was so stinkin' excited to show our boys!!

They were devouring their plates before I could grab the camera! My oldest, Bubba, kept showing me that he was eating a "car". They both thought it was so cool. Total score for Mom & Dad on making a kid friendly meal that the munchkins loved!! I will totally be doing this again, but with a different theme - maybe for an upcoming season. The hubby and I will have to think of something just as awesome to make out of more tyson chicken nuggets.

If you want to try your hand at decorating some Tyson Nuggets right now - check out this fun Springtime Nuggets app on Tyson's Facebook page!

You can also connect with Tyson on their website ( and Twitter (@ClubTysonLive).

Thanks for reading! I hope I helped spark a little Springtime inspiration into at least one of your meals this season. :)


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