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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