Maybe you're a mama with little boys. Maybe you're a dad who's outnumbered by young daughters. Or maybe you're just a kid at heart.
Whatever the case may be, there's a lot to be said for taking life a little less seriously sometimes. In fact, today we're talking about lightening up – in more ways than one! Check out a few of our favorite ideas for fresh, fun and kid-friendly snacks filled with fruits, veggies and wholesome, protein-packed ingredients.
6 Simple Ideas for Snack Time
- PB&J for Night Owls & Early Birds.
To make your own adorable “owl” snacks, simply swirl peanut butter and Rhubarb Strawberry Fruit Spread onto sliced, toasted English muffins. Add a couple of round banana slices and blueberries for the eyes as well as sliced strawberries for the wings and beak. (What a hoot, right?)
- Fresh & Fruity Cones. For a lighter alternative to traditional sundae cones, try these Rhubarb Strawberry Yogurt Cones topped with fresh berries and crunchy granola.
- Colorful Veggie Cups. Dollop a couple spoonfuls of Spinach & Herb Dip into individual small cups or shooter glasses. Fill 'em with fresh veggie sticks, such as carrots, celery and cucumbers.
- Sweet Banana “Sushi” Rolls. Lightly spread two bananas with peanut butter or chocolate hazelnut spread (or even Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheese Ball for a deliciously indulgent treat!). Roll in crisp rice cereal for the outer “rice.” Slice and serve with chopsticks for a takeout-style touch.
- Simple Mini Skewers. For savory after-school snacks, create cute mini kabobs with cubed cheese, cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes and sliced deli turkey. Sprinkle with a touch of Garlic Pepper Seasoning.
- Berry-licious Yogurt Bark. Always in a hurry? Spoon vanilla Greek yogurt into cupcake liners. Swirl each one with a spoonful of Rhubarb Strawberry Fruit Spread and sprinkle with fresh strawberries, blueberries and granola.
Toss them into your freezer so you'll have easy, grab-and-go breakfasts or snacks all week long!
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We'd love to hear from you … no kidding around!