Getting kids involved in the kitchen is not only a great way to bond with them, but it also teaches them important life skills and promotes healthy eating habits. Our Sweet & Simple Fall Snack with Cream Cheese, Caramel & Toffee Spread is the perfect recipe to get them started and dig into a fun, fall treat with minimal ingredients.
Scroll down to get the recipe, read some fun facts about apples, learn more about Gardener Anna and scroll all the way down to collect your Gardening Tool Badge for this activity!
Here's how to make our Cream Cheese, Caramel & Toffee Spread:
Block of cream cheese
Apple slices (and/or pears) & Pretzels, for serving
Drizzle some caramel at the bottom of dish, put a block of cream cheese on tip, drizzle with caramel, top with toffee and serve with apples (or pears) and pretzels!
Some Fun Facts About Apples:
Apples are a great source of fiber, which can help with digestion and keep you feeling full.
Apples are also a good source of vitamin C, which is important for a healthy immune system.
There are over 7,500 different varieties of apples grown around the world.
Apples are a member of the rose family, along with pears, peaches, plums, and cherries.
The old saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" may have some truth to it. Studies have found that eating apples regularly may help lower the risk of certain diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer.
Apples float in water because they are made up of 25% air.
The beautiful thing about this recipe is you can dip with sweet or salty...Gardener Anna chose to dip with apples and Gardener Aidan went with pretzels...can you guess which one Gardner Diamond (our dog) would like? If you guessed all of it..you would be right :)
Hey gardeners... did you know that You Are a Gardener® was written for Gardener Anna when she was only 7 years old? At that time, Gardener Anna had a lot of 'weeds' and she was not feeling very confident and calm. Anna was the inspiration behind the message of our book to help her find her way out of the 'weeds' (stress/anxiety) and back to her 'flowers'(gratitude/joy).
Over the past 6 years our book has blossomed into an entire platform dedicated to helping empower children, families, caregivers and educators with a vocabulary, mindset and tools to help turn weeds into seeds (stress to success). Follow us along on our journey to spread more seeds on our #PullYourWeeds®Blog, SEL Assemblies, Teacher Programs, Speaking Engagements, YouTube channel and more!
Even though Gardener Anna is now in high school, she is still very much involved with the You Are a Gardener® platform and our SEL programs. That's the beautiful thing about gardening...it just keeps growing! >> Watch some of Gardener Anna's Hello Gardners videos from when she was younger..click here!
Hey gardeners, did you make our Sweet & Simple Fall Snack: Cream Cheese, Caramel & Toffee Spread? If so, congratulations, you just earned yourself the 'Sweet Fall Snack' Gardening Tool Badge'!
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