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25 Days of Snacks – Day 13 – Veggie Christmas Tree

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Recipe adapted from www.bettycrocker.com

A broccoli and tomato “tree” with pretzel “trunk” and cauliflower “snow” are delicious dippers for a cool and creamy low fat dip.

 

Creamy Herb Dip

1/2 cup low fat sour cream
1/4 cup low fat mayonnaise 
3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 small clove garlic, finely chopped

 

Vegetable Platter
3 cups fresh broccoli florets
14 grape tomatoes
1/2 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
1 1/2 cups fresh cauliflower florets
3/4 oz (about 40) pretzel sticks (from 15-oz bag)
Directions
1 In small bowl, stir together dip ingredients. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.
2 Rinse and thoroughly dry vegetables. Trim broccoli and cauliflower floret stems.
3 Arrange broccoli on serving platter to form tree shape and tomatoes to form garland. Arrange bell pepper to form star and cauliflower to form snow (see photo). If desired, cover and refrigerate up to 4 hours.
4 Just before serving, arrange pretzels at bottom of tree to form trunk. Serve with dip.

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!

 

 

Thanksgiving Apples Final

 

 

 

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