Last year I wrote a blog about Kid Snacks, because I personally love to cook with kids and there are tons of great recipes that they can easily contribute to. Guacamole anyone? Nothing more fun than smashing avocados (ok maybe a few things more fun, shhh).
This post is inspired by EASY snacks parents & teachers can make for kids that are both delicious and healthy. I have recently been persuaded to begin using Pinterest for a host of ideas and so in this blog today I am sharing with you some ideas inspired by or directly taken from other imaginative, creative cooks out there. I have included the links to each of the blogs and recipes so you can learn from them directly too. Enjoy!
2 cups NATURAL crunchy peanut or almond butter
2 scoops Jay Robb chocolate whey or egg white protein powder
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 TBS freshly ground flax seeds
1 tsp psyllium husks (optional thickener and fiber for the little tikes!)
To make: In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients. Mold the mixture into small balls (like a large marble), and place them in a container lined with parchment to separate the layers. Freeze for at least 2 hours before serving. EASY!
2. Yogurt Fruit Pops, brought to you by Yummy Mummy Club
Yogurt- plain or fruit
Sliced fruit of your choice (i like berries in mine)
To make: Mix the yogurt & fruit. Fill popsicle stick molds if you have, if not use small paper cups and popsicle sticks. Place in sticks and pop in freezer!
3. Squirmy, Wormy Apples, brought to you by Babble
1 gummy worm
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 large/thick straw
To make: Use the straw to get to core of apple, cut off the top 1/3. Scrape out remainder of the core. Place worm in the center and through the hole, scoop peanut butter on top & replace top of apple.
4. Sweet Potato Fries, brought to you by ME!
4 small Sweet Potatoes, cut into slices (try to make them as even as possible)
Paprika (a light sprinkling, more if you aren’t serving kids!)
To Make: Heat Oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix oil, salt & paprika in a bowl. After cutting potatoes, toss them in the oil mixture, coating each evenly . Make a single layer of potatoes on the baking sheet & bake for around 20 minutes or until golden. Let cool before serving!
If you have other great Healthy & Easy snack options, I’d love to hear about them!