Your child naturally wants to help out in the kitchen, and you want to let your child help prepare a healthy snack. After you get past the basics, such as celery and peanut butter, apples and peanut butter, and snack sandwiches, you might find that you’re running low on ideas. Here are 3 ideas for fun and healthy snacks that you can make with your child.
1. Fruit Kabobs
Teach your kids about patterns with this snack! Kids enjoy threading fruits and marshmallows on kabobs. Try strawberries, kiwis, cantaloupe, marshmallows, and more on your kabobs.
Kids love making quesadillas! Include ingredients like cheese, beans, and chicken inside two whole-wheat tortillas. Then, brown them on both sides in a skillet to give them that warm, crunchy, cheesiness that kids and grown ups love!
Parents and kids enjoy smoothies, and making them is a blast, too. The key to a great smoothie is to use healthy yogurt in your base. Try using a nonfat vanilla yogurt, orange juice, and a banana as your base. Then, you and your child can add fresh or frozen fruits of your choice before blending!
When you’re looking for something new to do with your kids, consider creating a healthy snack – your kids will thank you!