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?
Elf Candy Cane Cupcakes 1 of 10Just 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 10Turns 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 10Our 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 10Before 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 10Our 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 10Of 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 10When he requested this, I had to perfect this recipe quickly. Luckily we all love it!
Make fried spaghetti pizza
Mac & Greens 8 of 10Yummm. 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 10Elves 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 10The 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!