By Steven Davidson, Office Manager
Do you have a child at home that is a picky eater? Is it sometimes hard to find the right snack for them, keeping it healthy but also appealing to them? Over the years, I have come across some fun, healthy snacks that kids and families love. All kid tested, kid approved!
Ants on a Log
Ants on a Log is one of those versatile snacks where you can change up the ingredients. Your base is a celery stick cut in half. Next, add peanut butter to the top of the celery stick. Finally, you add your “ants”. The ants on this log can be raisins, chocolate chips, nuts, or blueberries. You can even use stick pretzels to add antenna!
A fun snack anytime of the year, Apple Nachos are super easy to make. Layer thin apple slices on a plate, then add caramel dip and your choice of other toppings such as fruit pieces, granola, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips.
Fruit Pizza Crackers
Simply take graham crackers, top with cream cheese, and add fresh fruit pieces such as strawberries, kiwi, and fresh mixed berries. You can even use whipped cream cheese for a lighter texture, or flavored cream cheese, like strawberry, for an extra fancy version.
The next time you pick up sushi from our Prepared Foods department, why not try banana sushi as a fun snack or sweet ending to your dinner? Roll a slice of banana in your choice of nut butter, then coat with a crisp rice cereal, shredded coconut, nuts, or crushed graham crackers.
Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
Use your choice of fresh fruits and create a fresh tasting salsa. It can be really simple – just chop the fruit and toss with a little lemon or lime juice and some brown sugar and/or vanilla extract. For the chips, use your choice of a tortilla or wrap, cut into quarters, spray with cooking spray, drizzle honey, sprinkle with cinnamon, and bake.
Frozen Grapes or Blueberries
Frozen grapes and blueberries are a refreshing, super simple, and healthy bite size snack. The texture is like a smoothie.
Do you and your kids like adventure? Try new and exciting fruits and vegetables! Do your kids like carrot sticks? Try rainbow carrot sticks. Exotic varieties of oranges such as sumo and blood take your taste buds on a flavorful adventure.
Are there any tried and true recipes or other ideas that you have? We’d love to hear from you.