Monday, November 25, 2013

Snowman Veggie Treats

So last year, once again I was the go to mom in the oldest country kid's classroom for the holiday party. Guess I did too good of a job at Halloween. The teacher wanted to keep the party snack healthy since lunch was right after the part. Really!?!?! Okay, I was on it...... (man the kids are gonna hate this......)

I mean who has a Christmas party with no candy and cookies!?!?! What was I to do? And that is when I came up with this little idea, eat Frosty's nose! It would be healthy, kids love to dip, and if I made it fun, they wouldn't take me out before I could flee the room!

So off to the store I went for carrots and ranch dip ..... and clear cups. I did this for two reasons. First, I could make the cups look like snowman faces thus adding the fun into a healthy snack. And second, and most importantly, no one likes a kid who double dips in the ranch! Yuckkkkkkkkk. So individual snowman face ranch filled cups it was.

And do you know what? It worked! There where no complaints about where are the cookies. They giggled at the sight of the snack, GIGGLED!!!! I would get out of this party alive!!! And then I started thinking..... this could be used not just in a school setting but at any party. You can control waste by limiting how much is in each cup. No one will have to worry about the dreaded double dip. They are cute and fun and very easy to make. I simply used black paint and the end of a brush handle to make the dots for the faces.

And the few carrots that didn't get eaten but where already on children's plate, we collected up for our bunnies for snacks. Waste not, want not, you know!


32 comments:

  1. Mindie, this is the cutest idea!!! I love it! What a fun snack just to have at home on those oh so long days of winter break lol! Thanks so much for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

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    1. It is a good way to keep the kids from the dreaded double dip at home too!

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  2. Hi Mindie, Connie from http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.mx/, a new GFC friend. These are so cute. My grandchildren take cold lunch, just makes it fun. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. My son takes a packed lunch as well and it is always nice to be able to include something fun.

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  3. Having a party with no cookies and desserts is kind of lame, but you found a way to make it rock! Good job! I gave you a Liebster award on my blog! If you enjoy that kind of thing, stop by http://diaryofanalien1.blogspot.com/2013/11/i-got-liebster-award-no-not-lobster.html to check it out!

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  4. How clever! Thank you for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  5. What a clever idea! Sounds like they were a hit, too! Thanks for sharing with the Tapas Tuesday Social Happy Hour. I'm sure may people will find this post to be helpful :)

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    1. It was a hit and for that I was thankful! LOL No one wants to be "that mom" who brings the yucky food!

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  6. What a great idea! Way to go stepping up to the plate and figuring out a fun way for the kids to have a healthy snack! Love this idea! Thanks for sharing with us at We Made That Wednesday!

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  7. Such a clever idea! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. :-) http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/12/try-new-recipe-tuesday-december-3.html

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  8. At this time of year when there are so many 'treats' around, it's great to have a healthy and delicious, not to mention fun snack! Thank you for linking up to Mom's Library, I'll be featuring you this week at Crystal's Tiny Treasures.

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  9. Great idea, thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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  10. Thank you for posting to Motivation Monday!

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  11. Great post! Great idea to get kids to eat healthier! I'd love for you to share your posts on my weekly link ups each Wednesday. The link up for this Wednesday is still up and running if you'd like to come link up. I host a new link up each Wednesday and they last a full week, so come link up most any time at somuchathome.blogspot.com.
    God bless.
    Chris

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    1. I already came by your hop this week, your on my list

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  12. This is so cute I am going to use this next week at a family holiday get together. The kids always like to pick at food as it is being prepared. We will send them out to eat Frosty's nose! Thanks so much for sharing the idea at Make It Monday.

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  13. Hello!! Just wanted to let you know I will be using this in a round up (posting soon) from the Teach Me Tuesday party! Very much appreciate you linking up with us ;)

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  14. What a fantastic, creative idea to get the kids to eat their veggies. "Eat the snowmans nose!" Priceless. Thanks so much for bringing this to The Weekend Social. Pinning. http://www.theKitchenChopper.com Please come back Thursday 9:00 PM EST.

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  15. Very cute and healthy! Featured you on Mom's Library!

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