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New Year’s Crescent Dippers

New years breadGet the kids in the kitchen on New Year’s Eve to whip up a fun appetizer to ring in the new year and learn their numerals all at once.

Recipe adapted from www.pillsbury.com

Ingredients:

1 can (8 oz) refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet

1/2 cup pizza sauce

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350°F. Unroll dough on work surface. Press dough into 12×8-inch rectangle. Using pizza cutter, cut rectangle into 4 rows by 2 rows to make 8 smaller rectangles.

Cut each small rectangle into 4 strips.

Shape each strip into a numeral to spell out the new year and place, touching, on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining rectangles.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.

25 Days of Snacks – Day 17 – Cheesy Reindeer

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Recipe adapted from Cute Food for Kids.

A two second, cute-as-can-be appetizer for Christmas… cheesy reindeer!

Use Laughing Cow spreadable cheese triangles with pretzel twist antlers, peppercorn eyes and olive noses. Note, do not use red M&M’s because M&M’s lose their candy coating on cheese. You can also use a small circle of red bell pepper for the nose and small pieces of black olives for the eyes.

Kids in the Kitchen – Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to have your kids cook along side you!  While you’re busy making Thanksgiving dinner, task them with one of these kid friendly recipes:

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Carrot and Pumpkin Turkey Snack  When kids are involved in making a dish, they’re more likely to taste (and like) it. They’ll have fun assembling this fun-to-eat dish, and they can nibble on it while the turkey is cooking. (It won’t spoil dinner, we promise!)

 

 

 

 

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Kids’ DIY Turkey Muffins – This is just as healthy and yummy as any pumpkin muffin—it’s just way more fun to make and eat!

 

 

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Thanksgiving Apples and Dip – This is a fun simple, and light appetizer to start off your Thanksgiving feasting.  Easy to prepare, can be done in advance, and fun for the kids.

 

 

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Turkey Pancakes – A simple Thanksgiving breakfast, that the kids will love. Use cookie cutters to make shapes and fruit to decorate.

 

 

 

 

 

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Turkey Fruit Platter – This fruit platter can be a healthy Thanksgiving snack for the kids or an alternative dessert with chocolate fondue.

 

 

 

 

Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving themed recipe for kids?  Share it with us, healthykidstoday@wphf.org