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My son is an incredibly picky eater, but when it comes to cheese, he takes after his Mama! I think we both were mice in a former life or something. Jacob is also a grazer. He’s not one to sit and eat a big meal, so I try to make sure his snacks are healthy. With back to school season here, it’s even more important to make sure he’s getting plenty of healthy snacks so he can beat the afternoon slump.
One of Jake’s favorite snacks is what he calls his “finger foods plate.” Basically, I fill a plate with good-for-you snacks, like black olives (he could eat a can of those a day if I let him!), carrots, fruit and cheese. It has a little of everything he likes and actually adds up to a pretty balanced meal or snack. We thought it would be fun to create a finger foods “monster” plate for this post! Check it out!
Finger Foods Monster Plate with Arla Dofino Cheese
- Arla Dofino Havarti Cheese, cut into triangles for the teeth
- Grapes to form the head
- Black olives for the eyes
- Carrots for the horns
- Triangle wheat cracker for the nose
Lay out all the ingredients and let your kids arrange it into a face. You can switch up the ingredients too. If your child doesn’t like olives, for example, use grapes for the eyes and maybe apple slices to make the head. Celery can make good horns too!
Jacob really liked the Arla Dofino Havarti. It’s a creamy cheese with a slightly buttery flavor. I’d call it a mild cheese, not overpowering. It goes great with all of Jake’s favorite fruits and veggies.
Arla Dofino Makes Cheeses for Every Taste
Whether you prefer your cheese mild and creamy or rich and nutty, Arla Dofino has something that will help you make the perfect after-school snack. Check out their infographic to learn more about their cheeses!
Which one is your favorite? While I went with the Havarti for Jacob because of its mild, creamy flavor, I also really love the nutty goodness of the Edam cheese. Of course, you can also never go wrong with Gouda, now can you? Muenster is my favorite for sandwiches. You know what I think would be really amazing? Mixing all four into a baked Mac and Cheese dish! I’m definitely going to try that! Check out the Arla Dofino store locator to see where you can buy their delicious cheeses!
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What healthy after-school snack would you make with Arla Dofino?
What a fun mom you are. My kids like cheese and crackers for snacks, but I never thought to make a fun face out of them 🙂
Every now and then, my inner Martha comes through, lol!
My daughter loves this cheese. She just eats is plain or tosses it on a cracker. Not sure the flavor she chooses.
You just gave me a great idea for lunch tomorrow. Think I’ll pack a cheese snack for work. Thanks for the great info.
I would gobble that plate up too. I looove cheese!
we eat alot of cheese. Son loves it on everything. Love your happy face you made.
I love their cheese. I had the opportunity to attend a tasting event for them last year and they were so delicious.
Ooh, a tasting event sounds like so much fun!
We love cheese! That face you made is the cutest thing!
Thanks so much! My son liked it, we don’t get creative enough with food often.
Oh my goodness! I have seen that brand at the grocery store but I have never tried it yet. I will try it based on your recommendation.
Definitely give it a try! It’s so creamy and delicious.
Oh goodness gracious I love me some cheese. I’m picking some of their muenster, fontina and havarati cheeses up tonight!
I am ALL about cheese, lol! I can’t get enough of it!
What a cute, fun idea for a snack! I love havarti cheese. I have a chicken recipe that calls for havarti to be stuffed inside the chicken. Love it!
Ooooh, that sounds delicious!! I would definitely love to try that!
Wow, I love myself some cheese. This looks amazing.
I think I could live on cheese. I love all kinds!
My kids love cheese. They would eat it plain if I would let them! We have it with crackers, veggies, and lunchmeat for a healthy snack or light lunch.
Yum. My 11 year old is such a big cheese fan.
My husband ONLY eats havarti cheese! It is sooo good!
What a cool looking dinner and dofino sounds delicious, I’ll have to keep my eyes open for it 🙂 X
LOVE Cheese! So I could so see myself making my own fun face to living up a lunch!
Cheese is a favorite snack in our house to. We love using all different types of cheese depending on what we are making or if it is for a snack. Cheese dipped in fancy molasses is great.
Yum! This definitely looks like a great snack option for the kids and for me!
That is such a cute idea! My kids would love it. It would be a fun after-school snack for sure.
This looks like great healthy after school snacks. My son would love this
That is certainly a cute way to eat your cheese. It’s nice to know Arla Dofino is a good quality cheese to purchase.
Cute! I’ve never tried this cheese before but it looks really great. Good snack for the kids
Oooooo yummy! Who doesn’t love cheese? I need to start making these for the kiddos when they get home from school. What is the deal with them always starving when they get home? lol
That is so cute! I think it’s necessary to make eating fun because I remember it being a chore when I was little.
I love your finger food monster face, what a great way to spark creativity and imagination in your children. I think I would eat the cheese by itself.
My kids are total cheeseheads, but I don’t think we’ve ever tried this brand before. I’ll have to see if my local grocer carries it because they look like great cheeses!
it sounds and looks tasty, I love how healthy cheese is for you.. and I love how you added fruit and vegetables with it, very nice 🙂 thanks for share @tisonlyme143
What a fun way to eat a healthy snack! My family loves just about any kind of cheese we get so we eat it frequently. I think my dog can hear us take cheese out of the fridge too because he comes running!
Edam cheese is my absolute favorite! It makes the best grilled cheese. This post reminds me that I need to pick up some more! 🙂
My niece is a very picky eater too. But she doesn’t mind having cheese on her plate. I’m going to fix her a plate of finger foods just like this one!!
This is adorable! I’d have loved a snack like this as a kid. Seems like an easy way to promote healthy snacking/combat the ad campaigns of unhealthy food. I’m still a picky eater as an adult, and whenever I go somewhere where cheese plates are an option (especially with house-made crackers), it’s my go-to. Delicious 🙂