Bring fun to the table with this easy back to school dinner that will make your kids laugh in-between bites. Pin or print my recipe for Tyson® Fun Nuggets with Quinoa Volcanoes & Broccoli Trees. It’s what I call an “assembly recipe” because it’s more about assembling the ingredients and following simple cooking directions.
My kids both love Tyson® Fun Nuggets because they taste great and come in two fun dinosaur shapes. I have to admit that I eat them too because they are made from 100% natural ingredients. I also like that they are crunchy and crispy on the outside while staying juicy on the inside. I bake them in my oven for 5 minutes on each side (flipping half-way thru cooking). I recommend making your quinoa (or another whole grain) ahead of time. I steamed my broccoli crowns in my rice cooker while the Tyson® Fun Nuggets were cooking because it took about the same amount of time.
- Tyson® Fun Nuggets
- Quinoa (prepared ahead of time)
- Sweet and sour sauce
- Fresh broccoli crowns
- Candy eyes
- Prepare the Tyson® Fun Nuggets in the oven following package directions. I recommend flipping the nuggets over half-way thru cooking.
- While the nuggets are cooking, steam the fresh broccoli crowns and warm the quinoa in the microwave.
- Warm the sweet and sour sauce in the microwave, adding a small amount of water as needed to get a "lava like" consistency (not too thick) so it will "flow" down the quinoa volcano.
- Arrange broccoli crowns in a small circle then pile quinoa in the middle to make a volcano.
- Use the back of a spoon to make a crater at the top of the volcano.
- Pour your sweet and sour sauce into the crater, allowing it to flow down the sides of the quinoa volcano.
- Arrange the dinosaurs around the volcano and add broccoli trees.
- Using a tiny amount of mayonnaise, stick the candy eyes onto each dinosaur and serve.
While you’re shopping for groceries, remember that when you buy participating Tyson® packages you can clip and collect the Tyson Project A+™ labels on the package. Those labels are valuable to your school because they add up to cash for your school! You’ll find labels on a wide selection of Tyson® products. Look on the front, sides and back of the package for the label that’s worth cash to your school.
Buy convenient Tyson® products at Walmart to have the ingredients for an easy prep back-to-school meal and support your school at the same time! I found Tyson® Fun Nuggets in the bins of frozen foods near the meat section of my Walmart. They are such a time-saver since they take only about 10 minutes to cook in the oven. As a work-at-home mom, it’s reassuring to me to know that I’ve got Tyson® Fun Nuggets in the freezer to minimize meal prep time. Other convenient Tyson® products to stock in your freezer include: Tyson® Chicken Nuggets and Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips.
Why should you keep an eye out for Tyson® products at Walmart? You can participate in the Tyson Project A+™ by clipping labels found on Tyson® products and turning them into your school. For each label that the school collects, Tyson® gives the school cash that they can spend on anything they need. Think about all of the things your school needs: student supplies, books for the library, PE equipment, playground equipment, teacher supplies and more. It’s such an easy way to make your everyday purchases go towards education.
Can you just imagine what the conversation at the dinner table will be like when you serve these Tyson® Fun Nuggets? If sweet and sour sauce is not a favorite, then substitute it with something else. Volcanoes can be made with other whole grains like rice or cous cous if you don’t have quinoa. I make my quinoa in my rice cooker (using the “brown rice” setting). I used the tiniest bit of mayonnaise to stick the candy eyes (found near the cake mixes and frosting) to the dinosaurs. My kids loved eating the candy eyes, but it was definitely an extra ingredient just to add to the fun of the meal.
My kids “saved” these @TysonFoods dinos from the quinoa volcano
— Freebies 4 Mom (@Freebies4Mom) August 19, 2015
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