Healthy Fun Spring Snack For Kids

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…

Healthy-ish snacks for kids
Photo from Parents.com

 

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.

Healthy Snack For Kids, Annie's bunny cracker snack, broccoli spinach and carrot snack for kids

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…

Healthy Snack For Kids

…1/3 packet of French Onion Dip

The color came out pretty nice, and it was very tasty!

Healthy Snack For Kids

Next we gathered some broccoli florets

Healthy Snack For Kids

and trimmed the bottom so there would be a smooth surface for “planting” them in the cream cheese

Healthy Snack For Kids

Shaved some carrots and trimmed some chives

Healthy Snack For Kids, shredded carrots for making the Annie's bunny cracker snacks

To make teeny tiny baby carrots of course!

Healthy Snack For Kids, mini carrot for Annie's bunny crackers to eat!

Next step:  Line crackers (or rice cakes for Gluten Free) out on a tray and start spreading cream cheese on them.

Healthy Snack For Kids

Then “plant” the broccoli bushes by standing them up in the cream cheese

Healthy Snack For Kids, Annie's bunny cracker snack, broccoli spinach and carrot snack for kids

Make each bunny feel at home next to a little broccoli bush.  It’s really starting to look cute!

Healthy Snack For Kids, Annie's bunny cracker snack, broccoli spinach and carrot snack for kids

The bird’s eye view

Healthy Snack For Kids, Annie's bunny cracker snack, broccoli spinach and carrot snack for kids

EEEEEEE!  Oh my gosh!  The excitement… I had way too much fun with this =)

Healthy Snack For Kids, Annie's bunny cracker snack, broccoli spinach and carrot snack for kids

And I took about a million pictures trying to capture those cute little bunnies from every angle!

Healthy Snack For Kids, Annie's bunny cracker snack, broccoli spinach and carrot snack for kids

I set a piece of chive in the cream cheese then laid a little piece of carrot at one end..

Healthy Snack For Kids, Annie's bunny cracker snack, broccoli spinach and carrot snack for kids

Healthy Snack For Kids, Annie's bunny cracker snack, broccoli spinach and carrot snack for kids

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 =)

Healthy Snack For Kids, Annie's bunny cracker snack, broccoli spinach and carrot snack for kids

School snack day success

Healthy Snack For Kids, Annie's bunny cracker snack, broccoli spinach and carrot snack for kids

I wonder how many kids played with their little bunny crackers and made them eat the teeny tiny carrots!

Here’s the recipe for the cream cheese spread.  I made it again and added bacon so we could use it as a breakfast spread.  It’s amazing!
spinach onion bacon spread recipe

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