I’m encouraging your kids to play with their food today.
Last summer, during a search for “healthy snacks for kids” I found this adorable photo…
Since I’m not a big fan of food coloring, and we usually have Annie’s bunny crackers in our house, so I decided to tweak it a bit.
First, to get a green cream cheese spread, I steamed about 4 oz of raw baby spinach and tossed it into the mini food processor with 8 oz cream cheese and…
…1/3 packet of French Onion Dip
The color came out pretty nice, and it was very tasty!
Next we gathered some broccoli florets
and trimmed the bottom so there would be a smooth surface for “planting” them in the cream cheese
Shaved some carrots and trimmed some chives
To make teeny tiny baby carrots of course!
Next step: Line crackers (or rice cakes for Gluten Free) out on a tray and start spreading cream cheese on them.
Then “plant” the broccoli bushes by standing them up in the cream cheese
Make each bunny feel at home next to a little broccoli bush. It’s really starting to look cute!
The bird’s eye view
EEEEEEE! Oh my gosh! The excitement… I had way too much fun with this =)
And I took about a million pictures trying to capture those cute little bunnies from every angle!
I set a piece of chive in the cream cheese then laid a little piece of carrot at one end..
After they were all arranged on the tray I wrapped them in plastic wrap and headed to school.
They held up great during the drive to school. I know it’s not a pretty picture, but people often ask about the details.. like transporting a fragile snack in the car. So I figured I’d show you =)
School snack day success
I wonder how many kids played with their little bunny crackers and made them eat the teeny tiny carrots!