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25 Days of Snacks – Day 13 – Veggie Christmas Tree

christmas tree veggie

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.

25 Days of Snacks – Day 11 – Snowman Bagels

snowman bagelIngredients:
These are suggestions, use what you have on hand
  • Thin Bagels (100% Whole Wheat Bagel Slims)  This can also be a regular bagel, an English muffin, or a piece of bread cut in a circle. – BASE
  • Cream Cheese (reduced fat) – SNOW
  • Raisins – EYES
  • Sweetened Dried Cranberries – HAT
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – MOUTH
  • Baby Carrots – NOSE
  • Pretzel Rods – HAT
  • Blueberries – SCARF

Enjoy!  Share your pictures with us!  healthykidstoday@wphf.org

Recipe adapted from http://www.inlieuofpreschool.com/

25 Days of Snacks – Day 1 – Snowmen on a Stick

snowman-on-stickSNOWMEN ON A STICK

These cute little guys (or girls!) are super cute and healthy!  Bonus, for those Frozen lovers, you can call them Olaf on a Stick and create even more excitement.

Directions:

  1. Slice a banana into 1/2 inch slices.
  2. Place three banana slices onto a skewer.
  3. Slice apple into eight slices.  Cut each slice in half.
  4. Place halved apple slice on top of bananas on skewer.
  5. Place a small grape on top of the apple.
  6. For safety, cut off the pointy end of the skewer.
  7. Stick two pretzel sticks, one on each side, into the middle banana slice (arms)
  8. Gently place mini chocolate chips on bananas for buttons and eyes.
  9. Use a tiny carrot slice for the nose.

There you have it, fun and healthy Snowmen on a Stick!

Halloween Witches Broom Stick Treats

6643414678372352=s740=h555Looking for a last minute snack for Halloween? Use this example from Cheney Elementary who made these in their after school cooking club. Way to go, Cheney!

 

Ingredients (per broomstick)

1/2 cheese stick (any variety)

1 pretzel stick

1 fresh chive

 

Directions

  1. Unwrap cheese stick
  2. Cut cheese stick in half
  3. Cut bottom of cheese stick to resemble broom
  4. Insert a pretzel stick into the tops of each string cheese stick to resemble a broom handle
  5. Wrap each string cheese stick at the top with a chive and form a knot around the cheese stick
  6. Enjoy!

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