Source: Parents Magazine


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Build the Board:


Tortilla Stars and Stripes:
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil and 2 teaspoons lime juice. Use a 3-inch star cookie cutter to cut star shapes out of 3 large flour tortillas. Cut any scraps into 1/2-inch thick stripes. Brush both sides with the oil mixture and transfer to a large baking sheet. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt. Bake, flipping half-way through, until just starting to turn golden, about 8 minutes.

Cheddar and Tomato Firecrackers:
  • Slice an 8-oz rectangular block of white cheddar cheese into 16 slices, then cut out stars using a 1-inch star cookie cutter. Reserve scraps for another use. Skewer 64 small cherry or grape tomatoes onto 16 small (6 to 8-inch) bamboo skewers and finish with a cheddar star.

Red, White, and Blue Pretzels:
  • Melt 4 oz white chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments of 50% power until melted. Working with one pretzel at a time, dip two heaping cups of mini pretzels into the chocolate, tapping off the excess. Transfer to parchment paper, scatter sprinkles of the chocolate and let stand until chocolate is set.

Offer Kids A Choice

Give finicky eaters the liberty of filling their own plate from this mostly savory spread.

Nutrition Facts

562 calories; fat 34g; cholesterol 41mg; saturated fat 12g; carbohydrates 51g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 8g; insoluble fiber 7g; sugars 21g; protein 14g; vitamin a 133.2RE; vitamin a 1495.5IU; vitamin c 83.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 1.5mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 53.3mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 772mg; potassium 566mg; calcium 383mg; iron 2mg.