My kids loved helping me create this healthy snack and they loved eating it even more. What’s a better springtime snack than your very own rainbow to eat? This just might be the perfectly sneaky way to get your kids to eat their veggies.
Here’s another sneaky way to get your kids to eat their veggies, plus it’s green which means easy St. Patrick’s Day drink: Kale and Berry Smoothie.
The first thing to come up with was a rainbow arch. I wish I would’ve thought to grab a green bell pepper because I think it would’ve made this healthy snack even more colorful. If your kid doesn’t like peppers, then presenting them in a fun and colorful way might just be the key to get them to try them again. This recipe is super simple easy to whip up after school and the hummus can even be made ahead of time. This recipe makes a lot of hummus, so you might want to have your favorite chips ready for dipping. Here’s how to make this super Healthy St Patricks Day Snack:
HEALTHY ST PATRICKS DAY SNACK
- 16 oz hummus (just grab your favorite!)
- 13 oz can of artichoke hearts, drained
- 1 cup fresh baby spinach
- 1 Tablespoon lemon pepper
- 4 bell peppers (red, orange, yellow, and green)
- 1 head cauliflower
First, in a large bowl using a stick blender, blend together the hummus, drained artichoke hearts, baby spinach, and lemon pepper. You can also use a counter top blender for this part–in fact, your kid will probably enjoy pushing the buttons and helping you!
Next, using a sharp knife carefully slice the bell peppers into rings and then cut those rings in half.
Then chop the cauliflower into florets.
Now it’s time to arrange the rainbows for this healthy St Patricks Day snack!
To arrange, just fill small cups with hummus then take two small cauliflower florets and place on opposite sides of the top of the hummus inside the cup. The cauliflower becomes little clouds for the rainbow you’re about to make.
To create the rainbow, take the halved bell pepper rings and arrange them in this order: red, orange, yellow, green. I really wish I would’ve thought of green when I made this recipe, but I am sure you get the idea.
Finally, serve this healthy snack all by itself with a spoon or give kids a bowl of chips to dip into the hummus after they’re done eating their veggies. Yummy!
D is a good friend and fellow blogger at JDaniel4’s Mom. Go check out her blog for lots of tips and activity suggestions.