My granddaughter Keegan is all girly girl. When her brother Caleb is off playing with his friends and Keegan comes to my house on her own she insists we have a ‘girl day’. She is very specific as to what that means and believe me she came up with this idea on her own since I have never been nor ever will be a girly girl.  On ‘girl days’ we sew, make jewelry, or cook among other things. This last girl day we invited our Barbies to a tea party and served these delightful little finger sandwiches. They are perfect for a little girls tea party, birthday party, bridal or baby shower. Maybe next ’girl day’ I can teach her to throw a baseball or work on her overhead smash.

Kristy

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces carrots, peeled and chopped (or to save time a bag of baby carrots)
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 4 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Preparation:

  1. Steam carrots until just tender. Cool immediately in ice water.
  2. Place the dates and walnuts in a food processor and process until coarsely chopped.
  3. Add in the carrots, pineapple, cinnamon and nutmeg. Process until almost smooth. The carrots should still be slighty chunky not soupy.
  4. Add the yogurt and pulse until combined.
  5. Spread on the bread, crackers, toast, bagels, etc.

Nutritional Info:

Makes about 2 cups of spread.

Serving size 1/4 cup.

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 107, Cal. from Fat: 37, Total Fat: 4g, Sat. Fat: .5g, Carbs: 16.5g, Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 12.5g, Protein: 2g, Sodium: 54.5mg, Chol: .5mg

Notes:

For our tea party we used 2 slices of whole wheat bread, crust cut off. Smooth 1/4 cup spread over one slice of bread, top with the other slice of bread and then cut on a diagonal and then on a diagonal again to end up with 4 triangle shaped finger sandwiches.

For a little richer spread cut the yogurt in half and add 3 ounces softened cream cheese.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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2 Comments

 
  1. Susan says:

    what a creative idea! My kids love to bring mini pitas & hummus to school… I have to make this to mix things up.

    • Kristy says:

      Hi Susan, I love this carrot spread as much as my granddaughter. I make a spicy version for myself with carrots, almonds, a mixture of spices and a little orange juice. I hope your kids enjoy it.
      Kristy

 
 

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