Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Healthy Snacks for Your Kids

Amy B Croker
MAT Elem Education
As moms, we are always looking for fun and healthy ways to feed our kids, right? It is easy to get in such a rut of the same snack foods such as Goldfish, Yogurt, Fruit or Cheese sticks. So I went on a search on one of my favorite websites, and found two adorable snacks, that I will definitely be trying with my kiddos and wanted to share with all of you.

Happy Snacking!

Blueberry-Banana Stacks

A great one to do after you go blueberry picking and easy for your kids to help make.

Blueberry-Banana Stacks

  • 6 mini chocolate, caramel, or berry-flavored popcorn cakes
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons strawberry-flavored cream cheese
  • 6 banana slices
  • 6 fresh blueberries

Make It Spread cakes with cream cheese and top with banana slices. If desired, dollop with additional cream cheese and top with a blueberry. Serves 2.

Safari Snack

A fun one for the zoo or a safari theme party.

Safari Snack
  • 1/2 of an 8-ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Celery sticks, animal crackers, and/or assorted dippers such as peeled jicama sticks, carrot sticks, apple wedges, pear wedges, or graham cracker sticks
Make It1. For dip, in a small mixing bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in peanut butter, milk, and honey until well combined and smooth. If desired, chill before serving.
2. To serve, spread dip in celery sticks and garnish with animal crackers and cut-up fresh fruit. Or, serve with assorted dippers. Makes twenty 1-tablespoon servings (1-1/4 cups).

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