Creative Snack Ideas For Kids
Whether you are crafting an after school snack, or packing your little one’s lunch, it can become mundane to give them the same snacks every day. Switch things up with Personal Creations’ 7 adorable snack ideas for kids. From a frog avocado english muffin (avocado toast, kids version!) to a veggie train they can choo choo chew, these snack ideas are not only delicious but they will brighten your child’s day. With just a few grocery stables and no more than 20 minutes prep time, these snacks are easy to make and make the perfect afternoon treat.
How to Make Your Snacks
With little prep time, you can include these snacks in their school lunch, or surprise them with a fun after school snack. Your little one can also be your sou chef, and this can be a fun activity the two of you share! Read below to find out how you can make these adorable snacks at home.
Cut pita into a few small circles using a circular cookie cutter. Then spread hummus on each circle. Take a thin pretzel cracker and place on the upper middle part of the pita. You’ll then want to add shredded carrots or celery on top for the hair. Place a half of an olive slice as the mouth.
Teddy Bear Toast
Toast a slice of bread and spread with nut butter. Next, cut a banana into thin slices for the ears and use the end of the banana for the nose. Then, place raisins or dried cranberries for the eyes and one on the center of the nose. For the smile, add two halves of a cashew below the nose.
Cut cucumber into thin slices. Take one cucumber slice and place as the head, and another for the body. Then cut small triangles from the outer skins of the cucumbers for the arms. Next, cut triangular pieces of carrot for the beaks. Finish your penguin by cutting a whole carrot into rectangles, with triangle bottoms for each of the feet.
Peanut Butter Critters
First, cut apples into half circles. Then slice a whole celery stalk in half lengthwise. Next, chop into smaller pieces and spread peanut butter in the center of each. Place raisins as the eyes on one end of the celery stick. To create the snail, place an apple slice into trh peanut butter. Add two small pieces of pretzel to the peanut butter for the antennae. Create an additional design with a toothpick and peanut butter to create swirls on the snail’s “shell.”For the butterfly, place three dried fruits along its back. We used a dried cranberry, blueberry and golden raisin. Add small pieces of pretzel to either end for the antennae. Then, take two thin pretzel crackers and place along the sides of the celery for the wings. The peanut butter should keep the wings in place.
Frog Avocado English Muffin
Take apart an English muffin and keep one side. Then spread with mashed avocado. Take two thinly sliced hard boiled eggs and place over the avocado for eyes. Top with two olive slices for pupils and add one shredded carrot for the mouth.
To create the kiwi, use a vegetable peeler to remove some of the kiwi’s fuzzy skin. Once you get toward the third of the kiwi, pull skin away to create the kiwi’s hair. Add blueberries for the eyes with two toothpicks. Break off a straight piece of a bite-sized pretzel and stick it in your kiwi for the mouth.To create the clementine, take off the skin, leaving the top unpeeled as its hair. Add blueberries for the eyes with two toothpicks. Then break off the u-shape part of a pretzel and stick into your clementine as the mouth.
Put the bell peppers on their side and slice off the top of each. Remove seeds and inside lining, and attach cucumbers to the outside with toothpicks. Put chopped veggies such as cucumbers and carrots inside the train, and you’re ready to choo choo choo! Options: create a “caboose” with an additional cut pepper full of dip or plain yogurt to dip veggies.Create a fun filled snack time with these adorable snack ideas for kids. Make after school penguin cucumbers or pack a pita superhero for your rockstar! Our homemade recipes are healthy alternatives to ordinary snacks, and also include vegan and vegetarian recipes as well. And most importantly, parents can eat these yummy treats too!Guest Blog Submitted to Joanna's Nannies by Katie Santos