Kids are back in (or starting!) school this week and to make it more fun, here are some some creative and tasty recipes from FamilyFun Magazine! Turn an ordinary sandwich into a school bus inspired treat, and use tuna fish to create protein-filled celery sticks for after school fun!
School bus sandwich
Park this friendly bus in front of your child to celebrate the start of the new school year. Cut a slice of bread (we used pumpernickel) into a rectangle, reserving a strip of crust. Trim a slice ofyellow cheese to fit the bread as shown. Cut another slice of cheese for the hood. Use the reserved crust for a fender. Cut headlights and grill strips from white cheese and set them in place. Use the pointy end of a grape tomato for each red light. Slice more tomato into a stop sign and smile. Finish with black olive tires, trimmed to lie flat, and pupils (we cut ours with a straw). Now that’s a snack worth stopping for!
Kids can help make these tasty two-bite snacks for their first classroom gathering. In a small bowl, stir together 2 ounces goat cheese, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill, and 1/8 teaspoonsalt. Cut 12 1-inch-long strips of red bell pepper. Use a vegetable peeler to thinly slice a large cucumber into 12 11/4-inch ribbons. For each roll-up, place 1/4 teaspoon of the cheese mixture at one end of a cucumber strip, press a pepper slice on top, and roll. Secure the end with a dab of cheese.
These tasty treats carry a cargo of good protein and serve as an allergy-friendly alternative to the classic ants on a log. Fill celery sections with your child’s favorite tuna salad. Top each with a few thawed frozen peas, then watch the boats sail off the plate.