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When snack time rolls around, most kids will opt for something fast and tasty like chips, pudding, or other foods that usually have tons of preservatives and little nutritional value. Consider making these simple treats that are fun and tasty, yet nutritious. Your kids will never even notice that they are eating something that is good for them (or at least not horrible for them).
It is crucial that snack foods are not going to go bad quickly, especially for toddlers and preschool aged children. If they are eating in their play room and left on their own with the snack, then they may leave it for a while as they become distracted with something else. Things that have dairy like cheeses, shakes, and yogurt, as well as deli meats and things with mayonnaise, among other perishable foods, would not
be good choices for such a child.
Crispy Peanut Butter Treats
This is a different take on the old Rice Crispy Treats favorite. Melt some margarine or butter on low heat, adding in marshmallows. Blend them together until they are totally melted, and then remove this mixture from the heat. Put in peanut butter, mixing until they are all well blended, and then add in the rice cereal. Stir this until the cereal is well coated. Press this mixture into buttered pan that you have sprayed no-stick spray on. Allow this to cool, and cut into squares. Your kids surely will love this tasty snack.
You can make a truly colorful snack that’s as fun to make as it is to eat. Make various colors of Jello (red, orange, yellow, green, and blue will suffice) in different cups. When they have cooled, take a spoon of each and create a rainbow out of the Jello. Place a bit of whipped cream on top for a cloud, and you have a beautiful work of art.
Bright, Colorful Toast
Have your kids take food coloring and paint a slice of toast or bread. It is easier to do this with toast, as it does not get soggy as easily. Provide a few different colors, allow them some time to create their colored toast, and then have them eat their creations.
Butterfly Pepper Snacks
You will need one each of green, red, yellow, and orange peppers for this delightful treat. You can make do with two or three of them, however. Cut pieces horizontally so that they look like rings, then cut these in half. These halves will form the wings of the butterfly. Cut thin strips of cucumber and place them in the middle for the body, and use cherry tomatoes for the antennae. Greek yogurt with chives makes a yummy dip for this healthy snack.
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