Thursday, May 19, 2011

Snack Time Ideas!

I remember as a child that snack time was the best. My mom would sometimes have a special snack for us. Here are some ideas for fun special snacks.

-Silly Sandwichs: one piece of bread with peanut butter on it. Make a face or design using whatever "toppings" you wante, ie. chocolate chips, raisins, marshmallows, m&m's, coconut, peanuts.  Whatever is in the cupboard!

- Fruit cup.  My grandmother's recipe is the best:

1 large can of fruit
2 bananas
2 apples
1 pear
1 can frozen strawberries

Mix all together including the juice from the can of fruit & the strawberries.  The best summer dessert!

- Apples and peanut butter

- English muffin pizza: one half of an English muffin with tomato sauce and cheese

- Mud pies: chocolate pudding with crushed Oreo cookies

- Stuffed caterpillar: celery stalk with peanut butter or creme cheese.  Add raisins for eyes.

-Fruit sundae cones: ice cream cone filled with fresh fruit

- Cheesy chili popcorn: Parmesan cheese, chili powder, and popcorn

This is a great time to include your children in what they want to eat. Starting children off early with eating healthy will help them as an adult with healthier eating habits.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that sure does bring back memories! I love taking our freeze dried Shelf Reliance fruits and making smoothies and homemade freezer pops.....those are great too! We're just about to finish up the strawberry and blueberry pops....thinking about trying some sort of orange creamcicle with our freeze dried instant milk and mandarin oranges.....we'll see how that goes. Up until today, with these scorching temps, the favorite was making a home made version of Lucky Charms: using cheerios, Shelf Reliance Freeze Dried Yogurt Bites and Shelf Reliance Blueberries and their hubby takes a bucket to work everyday!