Kiwi Ricotta Toasts + 20 Mini Eats & Treats Recipes
Disclosure: I received free Zespri Kiwifruit as part of an event I planned. I was not asked nor compensated to write this post.
Surprise! I’m sharing these quick and easy Kiwi Ricotta Toasts with Chocolate & Chopped Walnuts with you today!
Well, today is a very special day. My good friend and blogger at Family. Food. Fiesta, Sarah Kosyzk, is soon to be a brand new mama!
Long story short, Sarah and I became #instafriends this past March when we connected through the Nutrition Entrepreneurs group through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Sarah is the current Chair of our Dietetic Practice Group while I sit as the Incoming Mentor Services Coordinator. Regardless, when we connected, I knew this woman was going to be a lifelong friend of mine.
We chat nearly every day in some capacity, whether it be text, social media shares, emails or calls. She’s just one of those people that make you smile, and everyone surely needs one of those in their life!
But, when I recognized I wouldn’t be able to shower this new mama to be with a in person party, I knew I needed to come up with an alternative that could unite her dietitian family across the nation. Enter, the #babykoszyk Twitter Party!
What’s a Twitter Party?
A hashtag chat, sometimes called a tweet chat or Twitter party, refers to the collective use of a specific hashtag within a specified time, mostly with the goal to promote an event or move a cause forward.
So… this Twitter Party is 100% devoted to showering the lovely Sarah with #babykoszyk love!
Now, the Kiwi Ricotta Toasts and just how they fit into this?
Well, if I were to host a party for #babykozsyk, I would love to create mini bite size eats and treats for Sarah’s friends and family to enjoy. But, we know it’s challenging sometimes trying to accomodate the different dietary needs of your different guests.
These Kiwi Ricotta Toasts are 100% gluten, refined sugar and peanut free, and can easily be made vegan by using a cookie dough legume spread (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!)
Plus, I like to add a touch of love (aka, cinnamon) to give a nice kick. And, bonus, cinnamon helps balance blood sugars, making this a super stellar snack!
- 2 medium kiwi fruits
- 1/4 cup part skim ricotta cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chunks
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- *honey optional garnish
- Remove skin from kiwi and slice kiwi into 1/4 inch circular toasts. (Each kiwi should yield about 6-8 slices).
- Place 1 teaspoon of ricotta cheese on top of each kiwi toast. Garnish with a pinch of chopped walnuts, dark chocolate and cinnamon.
- For those who like a super sweet treat, garnish with a drizzle of honey.
To make vegan, use a legume based spread like a dessert hummus and omit honey.
Don’t worry if this isn’t your cup of tea because the lovely healthy foodie friends of #babykoszyk have you covered with these awesome bite sized treats below! Rest assured, any baby shower is sure to be complete with any of these on your menu!
Mini Avocado Toasts – The Grateful Grazer
Mini Taco Cups – Jessica Spiro RD
Whole Wheat Tomato & Goat Cheese Tartlets – Lively Table
Veggie Bean Quinoa Bites – Nutritioulicious
Mini Potato Gratins – Caroline Kaufman
Cucumber Dill Ricotta Cups – Your Choice Nutrition
Zippy Zucchini Bites– Rosanne Rust RDN
Greek Salad Bites – Nutritious Eats
Tomato Pops – The Kids Cook Monday Campaign
Roasted Butternut Squash – The Kids Can Monday Campaign
Rainbow Salad – Little Hands in the Kitchen
Kiwi Fruit Cups – The Grateful Grazer
Melon Ball Salad – Lively Table
Watermelon Ricotta Stacks – Nutritioulicious
Mini Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits – KISS in the Kitchen
Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles – Nutritioulicious
Mini S’mores Pies – Caroline Kaufman
Peach Crostini with Cinnamon & Honey – Homemade Nutrition
Mini Chocolate Cream Pies – Nourished Simply
Mini Cinnamon Spice Muffins – Amy Gorin Nutrition
No Bake Vegan Cheesecake – Nutritious Eats
Flourless Black Bean Brownie Bites – Triad to Wellness