Back to school is on everyone’s mind as all of the stores are promoting school supplies and clothing sales. As a parent maybe you have signed up to take a turn as snack time mom or I remember coming home from school I was always hungry. Thinking of my kids, I’m always looking for the healthier option for snack time. By cutting out sugar or finding tings low in sugar snack time remains a healthy time. Here are a few ideas on how to keep snack time creative and healthy.
Freeze your yogurt cups. Yogurt can be frozen for up to about a year. You’ll want to check on that and verify with specific brands websites. Pull them out of the freezer and serve them, the texture is a little different but it’s like eating ice cream to the kids.
Serve Popcorn on a string. Popcorn is a very healthy low-fat snack when you leave off all the butter and salt and what child can resist pulling off one piece at a time or eating it like a necklace.
Make Ants on a log. Cut up celery about four inches in length and then slater on some peanut butter, soy butter or apple butter depending on preferences and allergies, then top with a few raisins.
Homemade/semi-homemade granola is easier than you think. Of course you can mix up some rolled oats, nuts and whatever else you like in your granola use a little butter and syrup to make it sticky and bake it until it is golden brown, or just put the pieces together of pre-made items like I do. I like to buy a few flavors of dried fruit, pre-made granola, cheerios, and add a few chocolate chips.
Cut and create Fresh Fruit Cones. Serve up some fresh fruit in an ice cream cone. Cut up pieces of fruit, or if you’re like me just buy a container of already cut up fruit from the grocery store. You might have to make some of the pieces smaller to fit in the ice cream cone but the smile on your kids face will make it all worth it.
By guest blogger, Louise Bishop,