4 Easy Snacks That Kids Can Make (and Eat!) July 4, 2017
We reckon getting the kids involved in food prep is one of the most likely ways to get them to eat the finished product!
These four easy snacks are super easy to make, so the kids can definitely get involved. Plus, they’re colourful, healthy and downright delicious!
Although snacking may be tempting for adults, it’s actually really important for kids. Little bodies need plenty of fuel, and it’s hard to find a snack that’s appealing to kids, good for them, and will actually keep them full in between meals.
Luckily, our recipe developers have come up with some dazzlingly colourful offerings that are so easy kids can lend a helping hand – because we all know being connected to your food is the first step to enjoying it.
Without further ado, let’s get snacking!
1. Apple “Pizza”
Aside from cutting the apple into slices, which may require a knife wielding responsible adult, these easy apple pizzas are the perfect task for rug rats. The beauty of this easy snack is that you can customise them to suit the most fussy of palates!
- What are your favourite apple pizza toppings?
- If you were stranded on an island with an unlimited supply of one, and only one, type of fruit, what would it be?
- Describe the taste and texture of your apple pizza slice.
2. Rainbow Skewer Swords
Let’s be honest… nothing’s more fun that food on a stick. And when these fruit and veggie skewers (we mean swords) are this colorful, you can bet even the pickiest of eaters will want in on the fun.
First up, no-cook fruit skewers with strawberries, clementines, bananas, pineapple, kiwifruit, grapes, and blueberries. Challenge kids to place fruits in the order of the rainbow, or let them experiment with their own patterns. And for an all-purpose dip (we mean, goo), swirl some honey into thick Greek yogurt.
For a sweet and savoury twist, combine fruits with veggies. Charred pineapple pairs perfectly with zucchini, capsicum, red onions, eggplant, and juicy tomatoes. For a fun (but organised) way to get all the skewers filled, create an assembly line. Assign each little one the task of spearing one or two foods onto the skewer. But don’t forget — the last step should be brushing the produce with a dash of olive oil and sprinkling with coarse sea salt before these colourful beauts make their way onto the grill.
- What colour capsicum is your favourite? Orange, yellow or green?
- Who can name three other green vegetables?
- What does it sound like when you bite into a tomato? Is it the same as when you bite into an onion?
3. Frozen Blueberry Bites
These frozen treats are nutritious enough to make mom happy, simple enough for kids to master, and sweet enough to make everyone smile.
In a small bowl, combine 1 cup Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon honey, and the seeds of 1 vanilla bean. Pierce each blueberry with a toothpick, dip it into the yogurt, swirl it around to thoroughly coat, and gently place it on a lined baking sheet.
Freeze until berries are completely frozen, about 45 minutes, then try your best to be the mature adult in the room and share with everyone.
- What is the difference between a blueberry and a strawberry?
- Think of a name for this snack. The more creative, the better!
- How many blueberry bites do you think are in this bowl?
4. Rainbow Honey Lemonade
All that fun in the kitchen would make anyone thirsty, and this tiny tummy-approved rainbow lemonade is the guaranteed thirst quencher.
Simply warm 5 cups water and 1/3 cup honey in a pot. Stir about 1 minute to dissolve the honey, then add 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice. Chill, then toss in whatever fruit you’d like.
- Do you prefer fizzy or still drinks?
- Where does honey come from?