Quick Easy Snack Ideas For Kids (DOC) by ChristopherShoemaker


									Quick Easy Snack Ideas For Kids

Kids love snacks. They always like it when they see snacks in their lunch
bags or after school in the kitchen. But you always find it hard to think
of quick easy snack ideas for kids. You have done several recipes already
and you want to try other recipes so that your kids will not get tired of
always eating the same snacks everyday. So to help you on your dilemma,
here are some quick easy snack ideas for kids.

Yogurt. Choose your child's favorite yogurt. If your kid loves strawberry
or banana yogurt, then use these in your ingredients. All you need are
popsicle molds, your kid's favorite yogurt flavour, and some berries and
fruits. Just pour the yogurt into the posicle molds and put them inside
your refrigerator to freeze. You can even add berries or other chopped
fruits for added flavor and texture. If you want a colorful popsicle
yogurt, add food coloring. You can also make smoothies or parfaits using
the same ingredients plus whipped cream, granola, and milk. This is a
very nice snack for summer.

Vegetable snacks. Vegetables should be presented and cooked in a very
creative way if you want your child to like them. Vegetables are probably
at the top of your child's "things that I hate" list. Instead of tossing
all the vegetables together in a bowl when making a salad, why not create
a masterpiece out of the ingredients? You can draw faces using the salad
dressing and hair, eyes, nose, lips, and ears using different vegetable
for your salad. Make sure that you let your child do the 'art' so that he
or she will also be interested in eating it. Add kiddie ingredients like
peanut butter and jelly if you want.

Trail Mix. This is very simple not to mention easy to prepare because you
just need to combine the ingredients altogether for a one great and
delicious snack. You can include granola, m&m's, cereals, nuts,
raisins, pretzels, banana chips, and other foods for that fulfilling
snack your kids will surely enjoy.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches. These are classic quick easy snack
ideas for kids but you can add a twist to these traditional favorites.
You can prepare them the usual way but cut the sandwiches into different
interesting shapes. You can use cookie cutters if you want. You can also
do this with other kinds of sandwiches such as ham and cheese, turkey, or
chicken sandwiches.

Baked bagels or muffins. If you cooked spaghetti the night before, you
can use leftover tomato sauce as a spread on muffins and bagels. Add
cheese on the tomato sauce and toast it.

Fruits. You can also make a fruit salad using colorful fruits like
melons, berries, grapes and other fruits which you can cut using cookie
cutters to make them more fun and interesting for your little ones.
Snack Bars. You will need peanut butter, sugar, cereal, and corn syrup.
In a heated saucepan, put all the ingredients together and stir them
until they are melted. Add a generous amount of cereals. Incorporate all
the ingredients together. Put the mixture in a rectangular pan and pat
the mixture until it becomes firm. Slice them into desired size.

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