Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife…..
I love those lyrics from Disney’s The Jungle Book! It’s a cute, fun and catchy song — but also very true. We can be happy with just the bare necessities of life – family, friends, happiness and healthy food. In the song, Baloo mentions the healthy fruits of the pawpaw and prickly pear. While those aren’t fruits we are likely to run across very often, there are lots of other healthy fruits to enjoy! Inspired by The Jungle Book, I headed to Walmart to purchase the movie and some fruits to make a healthy, Jungle Book inspired snack!
The Blu-Ray/Combo Pack Diamond Edition release of Disney’s The Jungle Book became available on Tuesday so I made my way to Walmart to get it. When I got to the store, I headed right to the Electronics section to find the movie. There was a nice big Jungle Book display on the end of an aisle. Right on the top shelf was the super cool bonus package. Walmart is the ONLY place where you can receive a free Jungle Book Lunch Box with the purchase of the Diamond Edition!
I grabbed the movie and put it in my cart and then headed to the produce section to pick out my fruit. Since we have been having such a cold and miserable winter, I wanted to pick out some nice tropical fruits that would add some sunshine to our viewing of The Jungle Book. I got bananas, oranges and a pineapple, which also added some color to my kitchen until it was time to make our snack.
To assemble our snack, I first prepared the fruit. I peeled the oranges and separated them into sections. I cored and cut the pineapple, saving the peel to use later in our display. The bananas were also peeled and sliced. To make the sun, I used an oversized dinner plate. Starting on the rim, I lined up the orange slices all facing the same direction. I then piled the banana slices in the center of the plate. To finish it up, I filled in the space leftover with pineapple chunks. Then it was on to the dip.
This tasty dip tastes awesome on any type of fruit. (It actually tastes great all by itself too!) It’s super easy to make.
Healthy Fruit Dip Recipe
1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp honey
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Cover and chill until ready to use.
For our movie watching snack table, I chose some bright colored placemats and napkins to compliment the fruit. To serve the dip, I placed it in a small bowl with approximately the same diameter as the pineapple. Then I just slipped it into the pineapple as a natural-looking holder. I also saved the top of the pineapple to add a little more greenery to the scene.
Watching The Jungle Book, singing along with the fun songs and enjoying our healthy, sunshiny snack gave us a great break from this horrible winter weather. These Bare Necessities made us forget about the cold and snow – BARELY!
Want to see more healthy Jungle Book themed healthy snacks? Just check out the hashtags #JungleFresh and #CollectiveBias on Pinterest and Twitter.