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All kids love to snack on fun foods, but many of the pre-made snacks you get at the store are not the healthiest. They’re loaded with sodium, sugar and fat. Of course, this means the store bought snacks are not the way to go.
Instead, with a little planning, you can put together fast and easy snack ideas at home. Here are some favorite fast snack ideas your kids might really like.
Cheese and apple slices
It sounds so so basic but kids love cheese and apple slices together. Add a few whole grain crackers and even some slices of ham and you have a healthy snack idea. It really only a few takes minutes to prepare this, and you can make it a silly snack by using a small cookie cutter to cut the cheese into fun shapes.
Ants on a log
You might remember this one from your childhood. You start with celergy sticks cut into 2 inch lengths. Next spread either peanumt butter or cream cheese down the middle. Now top the logs with raisins to make the ants.
Gorp stands for good old raisins and peanuts. However, you can add other things to it depending on your preferences.Try adding:
dried fruit chips
whole grain cereal like Cheerios or Chex
chocolate chips or carob chips
The kids will have a high fiber snack they can munch on when they’re hungry.
Baked chips and salsa
Take wonton wrappers cut into trianges or corn tortillas and brush them with a little sesame oil. Sprinkle with a small amount of salt and place them in the oven at 350 degrees F for approximately ten minutes. Keep an eye on them because when they begin to brown at the edges, it’s time to take them out. They’ll get crispy when you let them sit for a few minutes. Serve as is or with a fruit-based salsa.
Hummus is a simple mixture of chickpeas and tahini (sesame paste) and it’s definitely a fast and easy snack idea. Begin with a can of chickpeas and smash them up. Add one tablespoon of tahini. Next add salt and pepper and garlic seasoning to taste. Cut up some veggies for dipping.
These days you will air poppers to be inexpensive. The key is to get fresh, high quality popcorn to pop. You can add melted butter to the popped corn, or spray lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle some salt.
Kids love to eat snacks and now you’ve got some ideas for ones that are fast, easy, and healthy. Keep the ingredients on hand and fix them for your little guys.
These taste way better than the frozen pizza rolls you buy at the store!
1 can refrigerated pizza dough
1/4 cup pizza sauce or leftover spghetti sauce
1 cup shredded or grated mozzerella cheese
1. Roll out pizza dough on lightly floured area. Cut out 3 inch circles (use a cookie cutter or glass turned upside down) .
2. Place a dollop of sauce in the center of each circle.
3. Add some cheese and a slice or two of pepperoni to the center.
4. Wrap dough up around the filling and pinch shut. Line up on cookie sheet with the “seam” down. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 – 18 minutes until golden brown.
These are a fun movie night or slumber party snack that the kids can make.