Strawberry Tea Sandwiches, homemade fresh strawberry cream cheese spread on top of simple white bread with sliced strawberries. Perfect for tea-time!
When I thought up today’s simple recipe, I thought these little sandwiches would be so fun to have at an after-school tea time treat! But, after tasting them they will be just as good for grown-ups too!
Ever since the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science contacted me about helping them spread the awareness of childhood obesity I have really stopped to think about healthy alternatives to for fun after-school snacks.
I think I have really captured that here in today’s recipe for strawberry tea sandwiches!
Here is a quote from Anne Matthews, an assistant professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition at UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences: “Preventing obesity and its health consequences is achieved through long-term adoption of health behaviors such as being physically active, eating a healthful diet, rich in fruits and vegetables.”
Even at play-time a healthier alternative snack like the recipe I have here can help to stear little ones in the right direction!
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 3 strawberries, stems removed
- 2 teaspoons honey
- white bread, crusts removed
- sliced strawberries, stems removed
- Mash the cream cheese with the back of a fork until smooth. On a separate plate, mash the strawberries with the back of a fork. Add them to the cream cheese with the honey. Stir until combined.
- Smear the strawberry cream cheese on top of the white bread, add strawberry slices.
A simple, easy snack perfect for a tea party!
What has worked for you to get your children to eat well?
Here are some more points to consider about childhood obesity:
- Ways to avoid childhood obesity and other obesity-related problems:
- Increase lifelong physical activity
- Increase lifelong healthy eating
- Decrease total screen time (TV, video games, etc)
- Position fruit/veggies in a more fun, exciting and engaging way so that children will choose healthy options over unhealthy snacks.
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