This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ling Ling®. All opinions are 100% mine.
As my girls have gotten older, they have started to insist upon eating their Asian food with chopsticks. Do you know how long it takes a child who doesn't know how to use chopsticks to finish their meal?
I do. It's a long time! Longer than I ever want to experience again.
So we've been working on teaching the girls how to use chopsticks. Zoë has been picking it up pretty quickly, but Kaylee still needs more practice.
We went out for sushi when we were at Great Wolf Lodge recently, and the nice woman made chopstick helpers for her. So, of course, when we got home she immediately wanted to make her own chopstick helpers since she knew we had some Ling Ling Noodles & Dumplings in the freezer.
So, I put together a quick tutorial on how we made our DIY Chopstick Helpers. You'll find that at the bottom of the post, but first I want to show you the yummy goodness she got to eat with them.
Have you tried Ling Ling® Asian Entrees yet? I knew the girls loved the Ling Ling Fried Rice since we've been using it a lot more recently, so I decided to grab some of their noodles and dumplings when I was at Walmart (you'll find them in the freezer section).
The Steamed Dumplings and Drunken Noodles did not disappoint! According to Kaylee, they're even better than eating out at a restaurant. My little food critic 😉
I love how easy they are to prepare. We have been so incredibly busy lately that it's been hard to get a homecooked meal on the table every night, and Ling Ling has made it easier to avoid eating out!
The Dumplings also come in two varieties – Chicken Dumplings in Chili Sauce and Pork Dumplings in Chili Sauce. Both the dumplings and the sauce have great flavor, and they're done in 2-3 minutes!
You can also find these flavors of Ling Ling Fried Rice at Walmart:
- Ling Ling® Yakitori Chicken
- Ling Ling® Yakiniku Beef
- Ling Ling® Thai-Style Chicken
- Ling Ling® Chinese-Style Vegetable
- Ling Ling® Bibimbap Beef
I love that I can throw together a restaurant-quality meal at home in just a few minutes, even on the busiest of days! And best of all, Ling Ling's dishes are clean with high quality ingredients and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
After you pick up your Ling Ling Noodles, Dumplings and Fried Rice at Walmart, give this tutorial for DIY Chopstick Helpers a try. Your kids will love it!
How to Make DIY Chopstick Helpers
Supplies (for one chopstick helper)
- 1 pair chopsticks
- 1/2 sheet of standard printer paper
- Rubber bands
- Start by folding the paper in half lengthwise twice.
- Slowly and carefully roll the paper until it forms a tight coil.
- Place the paper roll between the chopsticks, then use the rubber band to secure it in place. Wrap it around however you need to in order for the paper to stay in place. You'll want to make sure the rubber bands are tight enough at the top that it pulls the tips of both chopsticks together.
- Watch your child enjoy the joys of eating with chopsticks!
Which Ling Ling Asian Entree will you eat first with your chopstick helpers?