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Fun Snacks

Let's face it, Snacks for a growing kid is more like a fourth meal. They need that extra lift every afternoon. The challenge for you as a parent is to ensure that they stay away from the pre-packaged cookies and cheerios. Serve healthy food, sneak fresh fruits and vegetables into the old favorites, shakes, sandwiches and dips. Here are some interesting Fun Snacks for kids.
Banana Pops (Serves 6)
Most kids wouldn’t eat a Banana if you just placed it in front of them instead try this recipe and modify the bananas into banana pops they’ll devour it!

  • 3 bananas
  • 6 Popsicle sticks
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts or walnuts, granola, crispy rice cereal or sunflower seeds
  • Peel the bananas. Cut them in half, widthwise, and push a Popsicle stick through the cut end of each half.
  • Spread peanut butter on the bananas, roll them in the nuts, cereal or seeds.
  • Wrap them in waxed paper and freeze for 3 hours

This recipe is not only nutritious for kids but also yummy to long for more and more...

Bite-Sized Sandwiches-: (Serves 2)
Kids tend to feel overwhelmed if you load up their snack plates with too much food. They eat better when they are offered bite-sized food. So when selecting fun snacks for kids one should always keep in mind the right thing to serve at the right time.

  • 2 slices of Ham
  • 2 slices low-fat cheese
  • 12 mini crackers, such as Ritz Bits
  • Cut ham and cheese into small rounds the size of the mini crackers.
  • Place a ham round on six of the crackers, then add the cheese.
  • Cover each with another cracker.

Sea Shells (Serves 4)

  • 8 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 cup tuna or egg salad filling
  • ˝ cup grated cheese (optional)
  • Cook the pasta shells. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  • Fill each shell with tuna or egg salad, sprinkle with grated cheese, if desired.