I wanted to do something with the leftover veggie dogs this week, so I decided to make this simple German Lentil Soup with Frankfurters (I used 6 cups of water and cooked the lentils until soft before adding the carrots). For fruits and veggies Shmoo chose a kiwi fruit and baby carrots with ranch-bean dip ("Brussels sprouts...no, baby carrots...no, Brussels sprouts...no, baby carrots with dip!"). He's been admiring some shredded coconut up on the cupboard shelf lately, so last night I made some of Dr. Fuhrman's Date-Nut Pop'Ems and rolled them in coconut for a surprise treat.
Verdict: He finished half the soup and everything in the lunch box, and praised me to the heavens for satisfying his coconut jones. Pop'Ems are such an easy recipe to play with; this time I used soft dates, almonds, cashews, and sunflower seeds, and added a tablespoon of roasted carob powder. 3 stars.