Crafting a Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Snack

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With St. Patrick’s Day coming up I wanted to create a healthy snack for my son that looked like it was related to St. Patrick’s Day even though it won’t contain Irish foods.

The first thing to come up with was a rainbow arch. My son doesn’t really like peppers but, I thought they would make a very color arch. If it looked really colorful and was presented in a new way, I thought he might give them another chance.

The second thing to come up with was something green that would also been healthy for him. I searched and searched for hummus recipes that contained spinach. Spinach is one of his favorite vegetables and he has enjoyed homemade hummus before. I found a wonderful spinach and artichoke hummus and then adapted it to my family’s taste.

Once I found the recipe, we gathered all the ingredients and made the hummus. My son loved adding the ingredients to the bender and pulsing them.

When we were finished, he spent a lot of time licking spatulas of the hummus. That gave me the time to put together the St. Patrick’s Day treat.

My son loved the way the treat looked, he love the cauliflower clouds, and the hummus. He still doesn’t like peppers of any color in fact he asked for chips instead. I guess I will need to keep trying.

 

Here is the Spinach Artichoke Hummus Recipe:

Ingredients

1 15 oz. can of chickpeas, drained

1 cup of fresh baby spinach

1 6 oz. can of quarter artichoke hearts, drained

1/4 cup of olive oil

1 clove of garlic

2 tablespoon of lemon juice

A dash of salt and pepper

 

Directions:

1. Place all of the ingredients in the blender.

2. Pulse until smooth.

 

D is a good friend and fellow blogger at JDaniel4′s Mom. Go check out her blog for lots of tips and activity suggestions. Thanks D for a guest posting with us!

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