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Christmas Magic: The Elf on the Shelf's Favorite Holiday Foods!

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Our Elf on the Shelf is named Jack Frost. My daughter named him last year after watching the Frosty movie. This year Jack Frost has been a fun house companion. Each morning he is somewhere new in our kitchen, and yesterday we even found him IN the fridge (!!!) We quickly surmised that this meant he was hungry. That evening we asked him to leave a list of his favorite foods so I could cook for him while he is with us this month. It turns out that elves are very hungry creatures. They have lots of flying to do back and forth to the North Pole so they burn up calories quickly and like to eat really well to stay healthy and strong while they do their job. Here are the favorite foods that were on our Jack Frost’s list. I’ve been cooking a lot of them so we can eat just as well as he does! What does your elf eat?

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  • Elf Candy Cane Cupcakes 1 of 10
    Elf Candy Cane Cupcakes
    Just like in the movie Elf, our little elf loves these creamy cupcakes decorated with sweet treats!
    Make elf candy cane cupcakes
  • Ham & Apple Grilled Cheese 2 of 10
    Ham & Apple Grilled Cheese
    Turns out our elf LOVES grilled cheese and this is a particular favorite!
    Make ham and apple grilled cheese
  • Whole-wheat Chocolate Chip Waffles 3 of 10
    Whole-wheat Chocolate Chip Waffles
    Our elf has a sweet tooth and I try to have these all ready in the morning for breakfast right after he's come back from the North Pole.
    Make chocolate chip waffles
  • Cheesy Bean Enchiladas 4 of 10
    Cheesy Bean Enchiladas
    Before a big night of flying, the elf loves to fill up on these to keep him healthy and strong.
    Make cheesy bean enchiladas
  • Walnut Trail Mix 5 of 10
    Walnut Trail Mix
    Our elf actually asked for a little baggy of this healthy mix to eat when he takes his snack break in Canada!
    Make walnut trail mix
  • S’mores Smoothie 6 of 10
    S'mores Smoothie
    Of course, no afternoon snack is completely without a rich, chocolate-y smoothie — now we all eat these after school!
    Make s'mores smoothie
  • Fried Spaghetti Pizza 7 of 10
    Fried Spaghetti Pizza
    When he requested this, I had to perfect this recipe quickly. Luckily we all love it!
    Make fried spaghetti pizza
  • Mac & Greens 8 of 10
    Mac & Greens
    Yummm. This mac and cheese is filled with healthy greens that the elf SWEARS keeps him fit and strong before he takes off in Santa's sleigh.
    Make mac and greens
  • Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese 9 of 10
    Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese
    Elves love warm tomato soup, and I've definitely heard him microwaving a bowl in the middle of the night when he gets back from the chilly North Pole!
    Make tomato soup and grilled cheese
  • Candy Cane Milk Shooters 10 of 10
    Candy Cane Milk Shooters
    The elf knows that milk is good for his body, so sometimes we sweeten it up for an after-dinner treat.
    Make candy cane milk shooters

Note: I am not in any way affiliated with the Elf on the Shelf brand. This incident happened exclusively in our home with our own Elf, Jack Frost. I am sure, if you ask nicely, your Elf on the Shelf might be happy to provide you with his favorite food list as well!

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