Epic Movie Leafman Cookbook

It’s “Epic” Day here at Reel Life With Jane! Because it’s one of our favorite family-friendly, eco-friendly and just plain gorgeous animated movies of 2014. Below, we’ve put together some fun recipes from the movie for an “Epic Leafman Cookbook.”

From the creators of “Ice Age” comes this adventure from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, released in a Blu-ray Combo Pack, Deluxe Edition Blu-ray, and DVD on Aug. 20, 2013.

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Directed by Chris Wedge and featuring an amazing voice cast including Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Pitbull, and Beyoncé, “Epic” (read my review here) follows the adventures of a teenage girl who’s magically shrunk down and witnesses the death of the tiny forest queen Tara (Beyonce Knowles), who entrusts her with the care of a magical pod that must bloom in that very night’s moonlight. Otherwise, the forest will be taken over by the Boggans, bad bugs who spread rot and death upon the forest.

While the legendary “Leafmen” are busy trying to fight against the forces of evil, they need healthy foods to keep them running. Here’s some fun ideas for easy-to-make snacks for little ones.

Butterfly Celery: Celebrate nature with butterfly celery snacks. Fill your celery stalk with cream cheese or peanut butter then create wings and antenna with pretzels, and line the body with raisins or peanuts.  These treats are not only fun to play with, but delicious and nutritious.

Fruit Kabobs: Fruit kabobs are a simple way to give your kids the nutrients they need. Make it even more fun by cutting the fruit into fun shapes and whipping up a yogurt dip. The kids will love to help put the fruit on the skewers.

Apple Sandwiches: Make a sandwich without the bread! Remove the core from an apple and then slice it to make the ends of your sandwich. You can fill it with peanut butter and mix with granola or raisins. For an extra special treat put marshmallows or chocolate chips in the center!

Miniature Pizzas: Bake up some miniature pizzas on English muffins. Be sure to include lots of veggies as the toppings. Let your kids decorate their own personal pizza for a fun night in. They can make faces or designs with the toppings.

Banana Roll-Ups: Spread some peanut butter on a wrap and then roll up a banana inside for a quick and easy sandwich on the go. You can add jelly into the mix or leave it simple and speedy. Either way, this is a healthy treat the kids are sure to enjoy.

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