Caribbean Dream Boats
These are a great playgroup snack! Celery is 95 percent water but also provides fiber, folate, and potassium in one little powerhouse vegetable. It is a great vehicle for your older toddler's spreads and dips.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 8–12 boats
- 4 washed celery stalks
- 1 (8-ounce) package light cream cheese (dairy or soy)
- 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- Tropical drink umbrellas
Cut celery stalks into 4″ pieces.
Combine cream cheese and pineapple in a bowl.
Spoon 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture into celery and level with a knife.
Sprinkle lightly with coconut.
Top each with a tropical drink umbrella.
Cover, chill, and serve.
Mix It Up!
Creativity goes a long way with children. Have fun making different arrangements with their food to tempt them to try new things. Make faces on pizzas or tortillas with vegetables or make a “scene” with their whole plate. Let your children create art with their food, and then watch them eat it!