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after school snack | The Green Beagle

Apple Pie Dip

Apple Pie Dip

Apple Pie Dip

 

 

Dip Ingredients:
2 cups peeled, cored, and diced organic apples
1 1/2 teaspoon organic fresh lemon juice
2 1/2 teaspoons organic brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons organic apricot preserves
1/4 teaspoon organic cinnamon
2 teaspoons organic raw honey

 

 

 

 

Chip Ingredients:
5 (6-inch) organic flour tortillas
2 tablespoons organic butter or vegan substitute, melted
1/2 teaspoon organic cinnamon
1 1/2 tablespoons organic brown sugar

Directions:
1.Combine all the dip ingredients in a bowl, then cover with foil and bake in oven until soft at 350 or 400 degrees. Check on them repeatedly to make sure the apples don’t get mushy. You can leave the foil off for a few minutes to toast the top.

2. Once the apples are finished cooking you can ether serve them warm or put the apples in the fridge to chill.

3.Brush the tortillas with butter, then cut them into wedges.

4.Arrange the wedges on a greased baking sheet, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, and bake at 350º F until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let them cool before serving.

You can add Different fruit preserves or some fresh sage or cloves to switch up the taste, even pecans! This is a simple, delicious and healthy alternative to desert dips. When you are already pigged out and over stuffed it is sometimes nice to add something healthy to the mix.

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Gravely Scary Veggie Party Platter

Gravely Scary Veggie Party Platter

Gravely Scary Veggie Party Platter

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:
1/2 cup fresh organic spinach (you could use artichokes or any other green veggie you want to mix with the hummus)
10 ounces organic plain hummus
Organic Broccoli
Organic Celery
Organic Kale (or Kale Chips)
Organic Pretzels
Hard-boiled organic eggs
Fresh Mozzarella Balls
Organic Crackers (any type you prefer)
Organic large black olives
Organic carrot sticks
Edible Black Marker

Instructions:

1.In a food processor, puree the spinach and hummus together. You can use plain hummus to keep the dip the normal sandy color hummus usually is or get crazy and add a fun colored vegetable to make your grave yard floor.

2.To make the ghosts you can use either hard boiled eggs or mozzarella balls, cut the black olives up into the desired features for your ghosts and then simply place on to your egg or mozzarella ghost.

3. Use an edible marker to turn crackers into tombstones. If you have cake decorating tools and have a fine icing tip you can use a vegetable puree to write on the tombstones. It is easiest to write on the tombstones first before placing them into the dip.

4. Once you have all of the components made and ready put your hummus into your desired display dish. Leave the dip uneven like real ground would be. Stick in your broccoli, celery and/or kale trees and bushes in first. Then carefully place the tombstones lastly ghosts. Get creative and add other things like maybe edible bats made out of cut out pieces of pumpernickel bread. Get as spooky as you can!

5. Once everything is in place use the pretzels as your fence to outline your graveyard. You can use pretzel flats or good old twisty pretzels! All of it make for a gravely delish snack that will wow party attendees!!

Quick Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding!!

Chocolate Silken Tofu Pudding

Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding

This is a quick recipe that you can make for an after school snack or as a yummy dessert for a party. You can do so much with this simple pudding to make it your own.

Ingredients:

14 oz soft silken organic tofu
1/4 cup unsweetened organic cocoa powder
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup organic raspberries (fresh)
2 tbsp chopped organic pistachios

Directions:

1. Puree all of the ingredients except the raspberries & pistachios. (You can puree a small amount of the raspberries and pistachios in with the mixture if you like.)

2. After pureeing the mixture put in serving cups or dishes to chill.

3. When ready to serve top with raspberries and pistachios.

You can use any fruit or nut you prefer. Try different variations to make the pudding your own like using almond extract or adding your favorite sweet snacks in with the pudding.

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New Face For Eggs

New Face for Eggs

New Face of Eggs

Ingredients:

* Organic Free Range Hard-boiled eggs
* Organic Round crackers (any shape will do but round tends to be the easiest shape)
* Organic Vegetable and herb garnishes
* Organic Cold cuts, organic pepperoni or organic bacon (vegetarian options also)
* Organic or non-dairy cheese (sliced or grated anything that will add some fun)
* Condiments (mustard, mayo, ketchup, Sriracha anything to add the fun)

Directions:

1. Slice hard boiled eggs evenly and thinly.
2. Place the egg slices on crackers
3. Place out the herbs, garnishes, veggies, cheeses, meats or anything else you want to use for decorating.
4. Have fun, be creative and go healthy!

How are these for a super fun snack? Let your kids be creative and healthy while doing it!  Not all children may like eggs so lunch meats can be a great alternative! Allergies are always an issue too but these days there are excellent substitutes. Keeping your children interested in being healthy is a constant challenge so do what you can to keep them having fun with their food.

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Gobble Gobble

Gobble Gobble

Gobble Gobble

Ingredients:
1 Organic Apple
1 Organic Clementine
1 Organic Pear
Organic Dried Apricots
Organic Creamy or Crunchy Peanut Butter
Handful of Organic Mini chocolate chips
Organic Unsalted Cashews
Organic Dried Cranberries

Directions:

1. Slice the clementine and apple into pieces but cut the pear in half. Make sure to remove all cores and seeds.

2. Arrange apple and clementine on a plate and lay a cored pear half on top.

3. Use scissors to cut the dried apricot in half. Cut small triangles from each half and stick them under the pear so it looks like feet.

4. Take the peanut butter to attach mini chocolate chip eyes, nut beak, and the dried cranberry snood.

This is a great after school snack. You can substitute the fruit for vegetables and cream cheese or dip!

Tiny Turkey Snacks

Tiny Turkey Snacks

Tiny Turkey Snacks

Ingredients:

Cocktail Pumpernickel Bread
Organic Cream Cheese (any flavor you like)
Organic Peas
Organic Red, Yellow, Green or Orange sweet pepper
Organic Carrot Slivers
Organic Cheese Slices
Organic Whole Cashews
Organic Slivered Almonds
Organic Parsley or Dill sprigs

Directions:

1, For each sandwich, spread the cream cheese between 2 slices of the bread and then stick them together.

2. For a head, use a small round cookie cutter to cut circles from another slice of bread, then attach the circle to the top of the sandwich with a dab of cream cheese.

3. To add faces like pea eyes, a slice of pepper or carrot for a snood (the thing over the beak), then you can use a pepper, cheese, or cashew as a beak.

4. Then for the body you can stick some peppers, slivered-almonds, carrot slices or parsley or dill-sprigs for feathers in between the slices. You can attach veggies to any part of the turkey you want and stick it on with cream cheese or even honey.

This same snack can be used with different fruits and pb & j! I always say get as creative as you want! There are no limits to your tiny turkeys!

Delish After School Snack

After School Snack

After School Snack

Ingredients:

4 organic bagels (any kind or even organic bread)
1 tub organic cream cheese (any flavor your children prefer even tofutti!)
8 organic strawberries
4 organic bananas
8 bamboo skewers

Directions:

*Cut the bagels or bread in half and toast them. Then cut toasted pieces into quarters.
*Spread cream cheese onto the top of each bagel chunk.
*Cut bananas into 1-inch chunks.
*Cut the strawberries in halves
*String strawberries, bananas and bagel chunks onto skewers and serve.

Note: The best part about this snack is you can change it up. If your child has any particular allergies you can use any flavors and fruits you would like. Try using peanut butter and or jelly instead of cream cheese. You can trade your bread for graham crackers or no bread at all. This is such a versitle snack for your family can enjoy it all year round. Make a game of it and put out a variety of items for your children to build their own snacks!