Forget cookies, granola bars and regular chips. Here are some fun, tasty, and healthy snacks your kids will love.
Frozen yogurt strawberries
For the sweet tooth, dip strawberries in vanilla-flavoured greek yogurt and lay them on a tray lined with wax paper. Place in the freezer for a few hours so the yogurt hardens. You can coat and freeze them once or twice. It’s pretty, it’s fun, and it’s packed with flavour!
Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Sandwiches
As long as there are no nut (or banana) allergies, slice a few bananas into medium-sized coins. Lay them out in pairs and add a ½ teaspoon of peanut butter on one row. Stack the remaining slices on top to create little sandwiched. Place in a wax paper lined container and freeze. Pop them out for a bite-sized sweet snack.
Apples and Cheese
Slice up some apples. Slice up some cheese. Simple. Tasty.
One of my favourite snacks when I was a kid. Mom would slice up fruit and my brothers and I got to slide the slices onto wooden skewers in as many different patterns as we liked. Apple slices, banana slices, grapes, strawberries, raspberries, orange slices, watermelon cubes. Tasty, all natural, and fun! Draw some patterns for your kids to follow and make it a contest to see who can follow the pattern.
Make your own flavours without the added sugar. Again, another great one for kids to get involved in. Allow children to pick their favourite fruits, puree them in the blender and pour into molds purchased from the dollar or grocery store. Add some coconut water if the mixtures are a little too thick. Then place in the freezer and wait a few hours. If you know the day will be scorching, make popsicles in the morning just after breakfast and they should be ready by mid-afternoon!
Homemade Potato Chips
For those who prefer a saltier flavour, try four ingredient homemade chips. Ingredients: potato, salt, garlic powder, onion powder. Microwave thin potato slices for 6 minutes between sheets of parchment paper. It can take some time to make a good size batch, but the fun of making your own potato chips can definitely make it worth it.
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