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What classic film combines adventure, fun, a jungle and teaches the ‘bare necessities’ of life in a Disney fashion? Yep, it’s Disney’s The Jungle Book! The 1967 favorite has been re-mastered in high definition, and is available now on Blu-Ray and DVD!
The kids are pretty excited, I jazzed up the movie a bit, explained the films story as one of my childhood favorites and they couldn’t wait to see it! We stopped by Walmart to grab a copy of the film, the Blu-Ray combo pack Diamond Edition has both DVD and Blu-ray discs and Walmart is the only place that you can receive a free Jungle Book lunch box with purchase. Movie night!
For a little #JungleFresh snack during the movie, I decided to put together a fun, healthy recipe that is themed to the Jungle Book movie. We grabbed some fresh produce and supplies while we were at Walmart. Sure, popcorn and soda are good, but can we get something with a little less sugar? Make these fun jungle trees with fruits and vegetables for your Jungle Book movie night!
Fruit and Vegetable Jungle Trees Snack
You will need:
- 2 oz. mini plastic cups
- jungle safari printed paper (I chose leopard)
Making these fruit and veggie trees was simple. Start by cutting out a few strips of your safari jungle printed paper, wrapping them around the mid-section each plastic cup and securing with a dot of glue. I decided to cut mine a little curved, like cupcake wrappers, so they’d fit nicely.
Wash all of your fruits and veggies, cut your apples into thin slices and soak them in cold salted water to prevent browning. Next, cut 3 – 4 inch pieces of carrots and celery to use as tree trunks. Put them into the center of the cup, then add blueberries surrounding the tree trunk to secure it, a little over half way full.
Insert a toothpick down the middle of the tree trunk, leaving the top half of the toothpick out and exposed. Take your thin apple slices, blot them dry, and arrange about 6 – 7 onto each tree, pressing the ends of them into the toothpick one by one and fanning them out evenly.
That’s it! Simple, isn’t it? We had a great time watching the movie and devouring these jungle trees. This is one snack that I don’t mind them indulging in!
Stop by Walmart and pick up the Diamond Edition of Disney’s The Jungle Book Diamond Edition Blu-ray and DVD, recently released from the Disney movie vault. I am thrilled that my kids can grow up with the same classic movies that I did as a kid. They just love Baloo and the ‘bare necessities’ song. We had a great movie night together, I live for these family moments!
What creative #JungleFresh recipe would you make?