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Baked kumara snake

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Baked kumara snake

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Prick kumara with a fork, place on baking trays and cook for about 20 minutes or until soft. Remove from oven and slice a small cross in the top of each piece. 
  3. Mix the cream cheese and chopped parsley together and place a small spoonful on top of each kumara piece.
  4. Place lettuce on a board, use the carrot as a head, with half a sultana for each eye, and then arrange kumara in a snake shape.

Portions

Ensure portion sizes are appropriate for the age of the children. Serve half the amount for younger children or a smaller portion.

Note

Children can choke on food at any age but the risk is higher in children under 5 years. Refer to the Ministry of Health Guidelines to find out more. Search ‘food and choking' at health.govt.nz

Baked kumara snake

To serve

To serve: 10

You need

  • 10 small gold, red or orange kumara, washed and cut into large chunks
  • 125g lite cream cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • ½ carrot
  • 1 sultana
  • parsley sprigs for the head
  • 1-2 cups shredded lettuce

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Prick kumara with a fork, place on baking trays and cook for about 20 minutes or until soft. Remove from oven and slice a small cross in the top of each piece. 
  3. Mix the cream cheese and chopped parsley together and place a small spoonful on top of each kumara piece.
  4. Place lettuce on a board, use the carrot as a head, with half a sultana for each eye, and then arrange kumara in a snake shape.

Portions

Ensure portion sizes are appropriate for the age of the children. Serve half the amount for younger children or a smaller portion.

Note

Children can choke on food at any age but the risk is higher in children under 5 years. Refer to the Ministry of Health Guidelines to find out more. Search ‘food and choking' at health.govt.nz

Baked kumara snake

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