Slumber Party Snacks!

All children love to have their friends come to their home or go to their friend’s home for a night of fun, games and delicious food! When your child asks you if they can have a sleepover with their friends, let’s be honest, you know it will be you who does the planning! Like any event, one of the highlights of the sleepover will be the food……so what do you make and serve that all the children will enjoy?

Of course there will be special treats like pizza and pop corn, but there are also some special treats that you can make that are delicious and loaded with color, flavor and nutrition! Here are some suggestions:

  •  Veggie and fruit trays
  •  Salsa and pita bread
  •  Homemade sweet potato fries
  • Whole wheat chicken wraps
  • Pita pizza
  • Crackers and cheese
  • Strawberries and chocolate fondue
  • Frozen yogurt and berries

Check out this delicious recipe, it’s sure to be a hit at your child’s next slumber party!!

Fruit salsa and Cinnamon Chips

Ingredients:Fruit Salsa

  • 1 cup of finely chopped strawberries
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2-3 medium kiwi, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 10 flour tortillas
  • Butter flavored cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions:

  •  In a bowl, combine first 5 ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving
  • For chips, spray tortillas with cooking spray; cut into eight wedges. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over tortilla wedges, Place on ungreased baking sheets
  • Bake at 350 deg for 5-10 minutes or until crisp. Serve with fruit salsa.

Recipe adapted from: (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/annies-fruit-salsa-and-cinnamon-chips/)

Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

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