I always love finding creative kids recipes that can make kids excited about healthy eating. Putting food in fun shapes and getting the kids involved in preparing their meals can get them to enjoy healthy eating more. We often ask kids at our Breakfast Clubs what they like about their menu and what they would like to see served. We see great things happen when kids and volunteers work together to create their Kids Eat Smart Club menus.
Try this fun recipe with simple ingredients. As most schools have peanut allergies, I’d suggest a light cream cheese as the base. We can call our recipe a Snowy Owl Rice Cake!
Snowy Owl Rice Cake
- 4 each – rice cakes, brown rice, plain
- 1 medium – banana
- 4 tablespoon – light cream cheese
- 1 cup – blueberries
- 1 medium – apple
- 1 medium – carrot
- 1 cup – cereal, Cheerios
- Lay out rice cakes on a baking sheet (this will keep the mess in one area).
- Slice banana and set aside.
- Spread peanut butter over each rice cake and then place 2 slices of banana towards the upper part of each of the rice cakes. This will serve as your owl’s eyes. Dab a small amount of light cream cheese on the center of the owls eyes and add a blueberry for the pupil of the eye.
- Slice apple in half and then slice the halves into very thin wedges (1/8 inch thick). Place 2 onto each rice cake, (peel side outward) to serve as the owl’s wings.
- Peel carrot and slice thinly. Using 4 slices, cut into triangles for the nose.
- Finally, add some cheerios for feathers between the wings.
Recipe sourced from: https://www.superhealthykids.com/fun-food-kids-owl-rice-cakes/
Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.