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5 Earth Day Treats

April 17, 2018

Earth Day is a day to celebrate our environment and what better way to celebrate than with yummy meals? These recipes listed below are a great way to add a little fun to this serious day, and they make great snacks for when you take breaks from your Earth Day projects.

  1. Earth Day sugar cookies. Are your kids a big fan of cookies? Try this recipe for Earth Day sugar cookies. You simply make your classic sugar cookie dough, divide the batch, and dye one batch blue and the other batch green. You then take some dough from each batch roll it into a ball and bake. The result should look like a flattened globe.
  1. Surprise Earth Day cupcakes. This adorable recipe creates green and blue cupcakes with a surprise red heart center and fluffy white frosting. The final product has a marble-like effect that looks like a globe. This cupcake recipe uses box cake mix, but you can use your own white cake recipe.
  1. Earth Day fruit platters. If you’re looking for a healthier treat that doesn’t require cooking, try this recipe. To make this fruit platter you’ll need a round plate, fresh blueberries, cut kiwi fruit, and cut bananas. You simply arrange the fruit to look like a world map. The blueberries represent the ocean, the kiwi represents land, and the banana represents the North Pole and the South Pole. Your kids will love it!
  1. Earth Day turkey wraps. Looking for another healthy way to celebrate Earth Day? Consider a playful Earth Day platter made with turkey wraps, pretzel sticks, and cucumber slices. The spinach, turkey, and lettuce wraps can make up the leaves, the pretzel sticks can make up the branches/trunk, and the cucumbers make up the ground. It makes for a fun, after-school snack. You can find a picture of this display here. Are you a vegetarian? Use vegan deli turkey for the wraps.
  1. Earth Day pizza for adults. If some of the previous options seem a little young for you this recipe may be just what you’re looking for. This “green” pizza is made with a green split pea and spinach pizza crust. This recipe shows you how to make the crust. Once your base is made you can be top it with anything you like—this recipe adds mozzarella cheese, greens, cherry tomatoes, radishes, and basil. You’ll love it!
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