What are some cool ideas for summer snacks for kids? I'm open to receipes and or suggestions.
Here are a few healthy snacking ideas:
* Ants on a log — Spread peanut butter on celery sticks and top with raisins. * Banana ice — Peel several very ripe bananas, break them into 1-inch pieces, and freeze the pieces in a sealed plastic bag. Just before serving, whirl the pieces in the blender with a small amount of water or juice. Serve right away. Add berries for a different flavor or top with fruit or nuts. * Mini pizzas — Spoon pizza sauce onto half a bagel, English muffin, or mini pita. Top with low-fat mozzarella cheese and your favorite veggies and toast or bake at a low setting until the cheese is melted and the bagel is crispy. * Healthy ice pops — Freeze fresh, unsweetened 100% juice in ice pop molds or ice cube trays. * Low-fat pita and hummus — Warm a pita in the oven on low, then cut it into small triangles. Dip it in a tasty, low-fat hummus. Hummus is available in yummy flavors like garlic and spicy red pepper. * Happy trails mix — Combine 1 cup whole-grain toasted oat cereal with 1/4 cup chopped walnuts and 1/4 cup dried cranberries for a healthy trail mix.
You gotta keep the kids hydrated and keep the snacks low in sugar. I keep it light and cheap by doing a cooler with fruits and sugar free drinks. Kids love peanuts and cashews, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, trail mixes, cheez-it crackers. Anything quick, clean, and low in sugar works! String cheese, ham and cheese pinwheels (rolling ham and cheese in a log), tuna and crackers, beef jerky, wheat thins, bagel and cream cheese. All sorts of stuff is out there. Just shopt the grocery store.
Just keep that poison sugar out of their systems.
A friend of mine had a birthday party for her daughter (9 years old) and they made candy "sushi". You take fruit roll-ups and roll things inside of it like string licorice, and marshmallow krispy treats (not formed in squares so it resembles rice) and more; but I can't remember what other things she used. You can get creative. It was a hit with the kids.
one snack my mom makes me and my litlle cousins are these things we call poppy grams heres how you make them:
you get graham crackers and that poppyseed spread and you just simply spread them on the graham crackers it might sound disgusting but it really good and healthy and very cheap.
I think kids should eat a variety of fruits and drink plenty of juices.