A lot happens in February. Many schools celebrate fun days like 100 Days of School, Valentines Day and even Mardi Gras. Many of these fun events call for class parties. These can be exciting, but can quickly bring on a lot of sugar and some unhealthy food choices. We want to help schools celebrate, as well as provide ideas for healthy party snacks! Although, there isn’t too much growing in the garden right now, there can still be some fun and healthy choices using vegetables and fruit.
Check out some of the recipes we’re excited about below!
Fruit Roll Up (makes 8)
- 8 large lettuce leaves (use strong sturdy lettuce like Jericho or a bib lettuce)
- 1 cup of sliced strawberries
- ½ tbsp. of balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup of goat cheese or feta cheese
Mix strawberries and balsamic vinegar in a bowl. Lay out each lettuce piece on a place. Scoop 2 tbsps. of strawberry mixture onto each lettuce leaf. Sprinkle a small amount of cheese onto the strawberries. Roll each of the four lettuce leaves into a burrito shape. Use toothpicks to hold the wraps together.
*You can also fold the leaves in half and eat like tacos instead of roll ups.
Very Hungry Caterpillar Celery Snacks (makes 12)
This recipe was found on Pinterest. For this and other fun ideas click here.
- 4 stalks of celery cut into 3-4” pieces
Spread of choice:
- Peanut butter
- Sunflower butter
- Almond butter
Toppings of Choice:
- 1 apple sliced into thin rounds
- 1 orange sliced into thin rounds
- ½ cucumber sliced into thin rounds
- ¼ cup of cherry tomatoes cut in half
- ¼ cup of raisins or cranberries
- ¼ of blueberries
- ¼ cup of grapes
Place cut celery onto a plate. Use a small knife to spread your choice of seed/nut butter or hummus on the celery. Take your topping of choice and place onto the spread, choose what you like best. Mix it up! Place a few different types of toppings on each celery. Any of the seed or nut butters will taste yummy with any of the fruit. Hummus may taste better with tomatoes and cucumbers.
Tortilla Pizza (makes 1)
This recipe has been adapted from Cookie and Kate.
- 1 whole wheat tortilla (the thicker tortilla you can find the better!)
- ¼ cup of marina sauce or pesto or olive oil
- 1/3 cup of shredded cheese (mozzarella is a favorite!)
- ½ cup of kale
- 1 clove of chopped garlic
- 2 chopped baby/snack peppers
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
To massage kale:
Place ½ cup of kale into a small bowl. Throw in a pinch of salt. Pour 2 drops of olive oil onto the kale. With your hands massage the oil and salt into the kale until the leaves have broken down and are a dark green. You should have about ¼ cup of kale in your bowl.
To make pizza:
Place tortilla on a baking sheet. Pour sauce onto tortilla and use a spoon to spread. Sprinkle kale, garlic and peppers throughout the tortilla. Sprinkle cheese over the pizza.
Bake in oven for 10-14 minutes.
As you can see, these recipes are kid-tested and kid-approved! We hope you enjoy these healthy party snacks soon!