Even though the 2016 summer games are still weeks away, our family has been having a blast celebrating them! First, family style Water Balloon Baseball in our backyard then DIY Gold Medal Snack Containers and now 5 healthy summer games inspired snacks. I love these snack ideas because they are super easy and can be used as an everyday snack or a party appetizer. When shopping at Meijer for our Water Balloon Baseball supplies, we just grabbed our snack ingredients as well. This busy mom is all about one-stop shopping!
The world wide games are one of our family’s favorite “together time” activities. How will your family celebrate the 2016 summer games in Rio?
World Wide Games Rings Fruit Bagels
Whole wheat bagels – halved
Cream cheese (cottage cheese or yogurt can be sub.)
Kiwi – green peeled & sliced into half circles
Kiwi – golden peeled & sliced into half circles
Spread cream cheese on top of bagel halves
Top cream cheese with each fruit (one fruit per bagel)
Arrange on plate in world wide games rings order.
As an appetizer, create World Wide Games Rings Fruit Bagels as above and place in middle of bowls of ingredients. Set out bowls of various fruits in red, blue, green, yellow and black, bagel halves and bowls of cream cheese, cottage cheese and yogurt. Allow guests to create their own Fruit Bagel Ring.
World Wide Games Rings Veggie Crackers
Whole wheat crackers
White cheese of choice: mozerella, swiss, etc
Tomatoes – red sliced into cirlces
Tomatoes – yellow scliced into circles
Olives – black sliced
Cucumber- sliced into circles
Cut cheese into squares.
Stack ingredients with the cracker on the bottom, cheese in the middle & vegetables on top.
Arrange on plate in World Wide Games rings order.
As an appetizer, create World Wide Rings Crackers as above and place in middle of bowls of ingredients. Set out bowls of various vegetables in red, blue, green, yellow and black, crackers and various white cheeses. Allow guests to create their own Veggie Cracker Rings.
World Wide Games Torch Popcorn Cone
Ice cream cones – cake cones
Popping corn – yellow
Raisins – golden
Pop popping corn using desired method.
Add butter & salt (optional).
Mix in raisins.
Fill cones with popcorn/ raisin mixture.
World Wide Games Torch Veggie Ranch Cones
Ice cream cones – cake cones
Pepper – red
Pepper – yellow
Carrots – baby
Ranch dressing (or other)
Slice peppers into long, thin strips and set aside
Slice carrots in half and set aside.
Add ranch dressing to bottom of cones.
Arrange sliced veggies in cones to resemble flames.
Note: I was concerned the dressing would leak through the cone. I tested one. After about 2 hours, the bottom of the cone had softened. If your cones will be sitting around awhile or you choose to make ahead of time, consider pushing a 3″ square of aluminum foil into the bottom of the cone before adding dressing.
World Wide Games Rings Fruit Bowl
Blue fruit of choice
Black fruit of choice
Red fruit of choice
Yellow fruit of choice
Green fruit of choice
Add to bowls by color.
Arrange in world wide games rings order.
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5 Healthy Rio Summer Games Inspired Snacks
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