Kids in the Kitchen Making Veggie Snacks

Kids in the Kitchen making Veggie Snacks

This month at the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club we are playing with our food & taking our regular old veggies and turning them into creatively yummy veggie snacks. I’m a firm believer that kids should play with their food; the more they play, the more they are willing to taste test & try.

These Veggie Snail Snacks are easy, fun to make & provide an opportunity to combine crafting with food that will make snack time memorable and a better bite.

Veggie Snacks & Snails by Jodie Fitz

¼ cup whipped cream cheese
½ teaspoon dried ranch seasoning
Celery
Grape tomatoes
Cucumber slices

Wash and cut the celery into lengths that will hold a grape tomato & cucumber slice (lengths will vary depending on the size of your cucumber slice & grape tomatoes).

Wash the grape tomatoes.

Stir the cream cheese and dried ranch dressing together.

Fill the celery with the cream cheese mixture. Add a cucumber slice to serve as the snail shell. Add a grape tomato as the head.

Cut thin slices of celery to serve as antennae. Poke the top of each grape tomato with a toothpick where you want to add the antennas to make it easier for them to insert.

Add eyes using whatever vegetables you have handy: peas, tiny peas in the center of a snow pea, cut pieces of olives, etc. Attach them by using some of the cream cheese mixture.

Note: This cream cheese mixture will make approximately 5 – 8 snail snacks.

Wobbly Snails? Depending on you celery, you may want to shave the bottom of the cut celery stalk with a knife to create a flat edge before the kids fill & build their snails to create a stable base.

Create a tasty story time by reading a book & making a snack together.  Here are some picture book options:

Are You a Snail

Slow Snail

Who Forgot the Mail?

How Many Snails?

Snail Trail
Tools To Make This Recipe Easy & Fun:

Curious Chef Measuring Spoon Set

Piggy Wiggy Mini Spatula Set

Colorful work station/cutting boards

17 Comments on “Kids in the Kitchen Making Veggie Snacks”

  1. This veggie snack is absolutely adorable! I can’t wait to make this for Ella! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. I hear you…we have gone through ebbs & flows with the kinds of food fun we serve, it depends on the craziness of the schedule over here. Have a great summer :)….

    1. Thank you! We have tried to get creative with our veggies over the years, mostly hiding them in things ~ lol!

      Have a great week….

    1. Thank you! And, thank you for hosting the What’s for Dinner Link up every week. I love visiting & seeing what everyone is up to. Have a great week…

    1. Thank you. I am glad your kids love helping in the kitchen = good memories!

      Have a great week…

  2. these are so cute! my kids are going to love them. Thanks for sharing at Create Link Inspire party. I’m sharing this on my FB page..

    1. I hope they do! And, thank you so much for sharing on Facebook :). I hope you have a fantastic week & look forwarding to seeing you soon at Create Link Inspire party…

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