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Make a Healthy Dinner in Minutes: Kid-Friendly Fruit and Cheese Plate

 Thanks to Disney Magic of Healthy Living for sponsoring this post. Watch their fun-for-the-whole-family new video series Dishes Inspired by Disney and click here to get more healthy, magical recipes inspired by your favorite Disney movies. 

Kid-Friendly Fruit and Cheese Plate
It’s a situation that even the most conscientious parents find themselves in from time to time. You take the kids out to the playground, run into another family you know, spend more time than you meant to, and get home to find it’s too late to make the healthy dinner you had planned. It’s on nights like these that greasy take-out or sodium-packed pre-made foods are the most tempting. But just because you don’t have time to cook, doesn’t mean you don’t have time to put together a small, healthy meal.

All it takes for a French-inspired, kid-friendly feast is a little cheese, multigrain breads and crackers, fresh and dried fruits, nuts, and sliced vegetables. So the next time you find an evening has sped by with no dinner plans on deck, you’ll be ready to go with a sophisticated and healthy meal that kids will enjoy (and all you’ll need is a knife and cutting board!).

Kid-Friendly Fruit and Cheese Plate

Kid-Friendly Fruit and Cheese Plate
serves six as a mini meal

4 ounces chevre
2 tablespoons thyme leaves, plus more for garnish
1 small bunch red seedless grapes
2 pears, sliced thin
2 clementines, peeled and pulled into segments
1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced
1 yellow pepper, cored and sliced
¼ cup unsweetened dried cherries
¼ cup raw almonds
18 multigrain crackers
½ multigrain baguette, sliced thin

Sprinkle the thyme in a rough 4 x 4 inch square. Set the chevre log into the thyme and roll to cover in herbs.

On a large cutting board, set out the prepared chevre, along with the baguette and crackers. Place the almonds and dried cherries in small bowls and arrange on the cutting board. Place the bell pepper spears in a medium-sized bowl and set on the cutting board. Add the grapes, pears, and clementines to the board, garnish with thyme sprigs, and serve.

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This recipe was inspired by the video for Remy’s Ratatouille with Poach Eggs from Disney’s new series Dishes Inspired by Disney. Check out the video below:

For the full recipe for Ratatouille with Poach Eggs recipe, visit Spoonful!

 

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