Getting my 4 1/2 year old son to eat is a major battle, so when I saw the super kid-friendly recipes in Weight Watchers Eat! Move! Play!: A Parent’s Guide for Raising Healthy, Happy Kids ($13) , I was excited. The book offers info on how to develop and maintain† habits for keeping the whole family happy and healthy. Weight Watchers Eat! Move! Play! explains what a healthy weight is for a child, offers tips, ideas and checklists to help parents encourage their child to eat healthier and move more.
The activity tips were great, but we really loved the 75 + kid-friendly recipes. The Hummus Faces are now a popular way to kick off dinner in my home. Feel free to use whatever veggies you have on hand.† Click “More” to see the recipe, posted on the Amazon.com page for this book.
Prep: 10 minutes
2 romaine lettuce leaves, cut into very thin strips
1/4 cup drained bottled roasted red pepper strips
8 cherry tomatoes, halved
4 pitted black olives, sliced
1 Kirby cucumber, sliced
2 whole-wheat English muffins, split in half and toasted
1/2 cup hummus
Place the lettuce, red pepper strips, tomatoes, olives, and cucumber slices in piles on a plate. Spread the English muffins with the hummus, then use the vegetables to make funny faces on them: lettuce or pepper strips can be hair, tomatoes or olives can be eyes, cucumber slices can be ears―use your imagination, adding any vegetables you like, and have fun!
Per Serving: (3 decorated English muffin halves): 279 Cal, 9 g Fat, 1 g Sat Fat, 0 g Trans Fat, 0 mg Chol, 819 mg Sod, 42 g Carb, 10 g Fib, 12 g Prot, 218 mg Calc.
Kids Can… In addition to decorating their own sandwiches, kids can use plastic knives to halve the cherry tomatoes and slice the black olives.
Find Weight Watchers Eat! Move! Play! on Amazon.
Reviewer received a sample copy for testing purposes.