My sproutlets and I received some happy mail the other day, a package from LearningZoneXpress! One of the items inside was LANA's Fruit & Vegetable Snack Recipes cookbook, from the LANA Preschool Program. It's a step by step picture cookbook for preschoolers and caregivers to use together. The recipes are simple, adorable, and nutritious, and the instructions even suggest which steps the child can do. I love that the pages are sturdy and laminated, no worries about my messy little helpers handling it :) We love it!
My Sprout picked out the Strawberry Mini-Mouse Nibbles snack recipe right away, strawberries are her favourite.
The recipe calls for graham crackers, strawberries, berry cream cheese, mozzarella string cheese, and sliced almonds. We didn't have any graham crackers (I thought we did, but it turns out we had an empty graham cracker box... I'm sure other parents with older kids are familiar with that sort of discovery) but we had everything else.
And we did have berry rice cakes, they'd make a yummy substitute :)
Sprout enjoyed spreading the cream cheese. She spread quite a bit on her tongue too! And only 2 of the 4 mice actually survived the snack's preparation, the other 2 were eaten in the process :)
Aren't they adorable?! Easy and fun too :)