Loaded Cucumber Cups!

Including vegetables with each meal and snack is so important. Vegetables are sometimes not the favorite when it comes to kids.  Serving veggies in fun ways can get children excited about them.  This is a great snack for kids as it also includes egg so we can be sure they are getting enough protein throughout the day. Eggs are a great source of vitamins, minerals and protein.  Having boiled eggs on hand is a great way to make recipes like Loaded Cucumber Cups quick and easy. Try this recipe at home this week:

Loaded Cucumber Cups

Ingredients

  • 4 large – egg
  • 2 medium – cucumber
  • 1/4 cup – mayonnaise, light
  • 1 teaspoon – mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon – salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon – black pepper, ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon – paprika
  • 1 medium – carrot

Directions

1.Place eggs in a small pot and cover with water. Heat over high. Once boiling, turn off heat and allow eggs to sit for 10 minutes. Rinse in cold water, peel and place in a bowl to cool.

2.Meanwhile, cut cucumber into 1 1/2 inch thick pieces, removing the ends so that all pieces are able to sit on a flat surface. Using a melon baller or small spoon, scoop out the center of the cucumbers, enough to be filled.

3.Mash eggs with mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper and paprika. Fill cucumber cups with egg salad.

4.Peel and cut carrot into small sticks. Serve with cucumber cups.

Recipe & Image sourced from: https://www.superhealthykids.com/cucumber-cups-2/

Kristin Hedges is a Registered Dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation NL.

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