For all of the 80’s and 90’s children out there, I am willing to bet the Mighty Ducks movie franchise was a staple in your childhood.
For those that may not know, the Mighty Ducks is a live-action Disney trilogy based on the trials and tribulations of a youth hockey team.
The iconic logo ( pictured below) became the centerpiece of the movie franchise and ultimately the logo of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks hockey team, which was founded in 1993 by the Walt Disney Company.
The team was created in the wake of the success of the first Mighty Ducks film, which was released a year prior in 1992. I was five years old at the time of its release and instantly became a die-hard and lifelong fan of both the movies and the hockey team.
To make a long story short, the movies are ageless and teach the kids the importance of friendship, loyalty, perseverance and integrity all in the context of youth team sports.
The Mighty Duck Meal
With the backstory out of the way, let’s get down to business.
I recently met a fellow dietitian through social media with a similar passion for the Mighty Duck franchise and hockey team and we decided to take on the friendly challenge of creating recipes that would best represent the Mighty Ducks.
The Mighty Duck Meal , which attempts to replicate the team logo, is presented below:
Want to prepare the Mighty Duck meal with or for a loved one? Here is what I used:
1 “Mighty Duck ” Egg ( any egg)
Flatbread ( sticks)
1 Cup of Purple/Black Rice
2 Baby Green Leafs ( duck wings)
Seaweed ( background, and duck eyes)
Cracked flatbread ( duck beak)
If you are feeling nostalgic, give this meal a shot. Better yet, if you are an 80’s child with a son or daughter of your own, introduce them to the Mighty Ducks and make this meal for them after they watch it!
Hope you enjoyed this nostalgic trip down memory line.
Until next time,
Quack Quack Quack
Andy De Santis RD MPH
BONUS PICTURE – Andy with his creation