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Kids’ Party Food:Mr. McGregor’s Garden Patch

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Healthy food combos that look terrific always catch my attention. For this Easter season, I wanted some cute kids’ party food that didn’t center on sugar—you can only let your kids eat so many peeps!

Do you remember Beatrix Potter’s tale of Peter Rabbit? Peter was the naughty one who didn’t mind his mama and stole into Mr. McGregor’s garden to steal the vegetables. Now I don’t know of many kids who try to snitch veggies—it’s usually Mom trying to cajole the kids into eating them. But since rabbits are especially prolific during the spring and Easter season, it seemed like a good time to capitalize on the story and promote eating vegetables.

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When I started making this bread and veggie combo, Sam was eager to help AND eager to eat it. Sam knows the Peter Rabbit story so we called this Mr. McGregor’s Garden Patch because of all the vegetables used in the bread “patch”.

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Ingredients

  • 1 small (12 ounce) bag of spinach (washed)
  • 1 14 ounce jar of marinated artichokes
  • 1 8 ounce block of light cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 small container (12 ounce) of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons of onion powder
  • 1 multi-grain baguette
  • baby carrots
  • dried parsley

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How to Make

  1. Chop up spinach; put it in a fry pan. If you wash the spinach it will have enough moisture, but if you use pre-washed spinach, add a couple of tablespoons of water to the fry pan. Stir until it wilts, but don’t over-cook.
  2. Chop up artichokes.
  3. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, garlic and onion powder in a medium sized bowl and stir until creamy; use a large fork for this.
  4. Add spinach and artichoke and stir until everything is combined.
  5. Cut the baguette into 1 ½” slices.
  6. Make a well in the middle of the bread by pinching out the center.
  7. Fill the well with the dip.
  8. Stick 5 baby carrots in the dip.
  9. Sprinkle with parsley.
  10. Eat like a rabbit!

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What will you make for Easter this year?

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.