This fun snack actually encourages kids to play with their food! The bright colors and touch of whimsy from small drink umbrellas turn ho-hum celery into a little Caribbean “boat”. Serve this snack in the winter if you’re dreaming of warmer days, or save it for an actual summer day, where it would be perfect poolside.
To start, I like to steam the celery stalks for just a minute or two to make them easier for toddlers to chew, but you can also leave the celery crunchy. Spread the insides of the celery pieces with your favorite non-dairy cream cheese, then sprinkle with shredded coconut to taste. Spoon a little crushed pineapple over the top of each piece.
Add a drink umbrella as the “garnish”, and your boats are ready to set sail.