How To: Make (Somewhat) Healthier Squiddlies

Did you catch these bizarre spaghetti dogs when they were making the rounds of the internet a few weeks back? We saw them on our sister site, The Kitchn, and were definitely intrigued. We're not so hot on hot dogs, however, so when we spotted a healthier alternative on Filth Wizardry (our new favorite making-things-with-preschoolers site), we bookmarked it for future kitchen reference. Keep reading to see the revamped version...

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Lindsey at Filth Wizardry decided to use chunks of carrots and ham in lieu of hot dogs, with great results. Not only did the Squiddlies (her name for this dish) turn out great, it kept her kids busy for a good quarter of an hour:
They really enjoyed skewering the dried spaghetti through things and it kept them quiet for a good fifteen minutes. If I'd let them and we had the resources then I think they would have been happy to make enough of these to feed the whole city.

See Lindsey's post, along with more photos and a LOT of other wonderful craft ideas, at Filth Wizardry.

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