Simple & Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Love!

Getting your child to eat healthy can be hard.  To make it a bit easier, we came up with a list of healthy snack ideas your kids are sure to love!

  • Enjoy Homemade Popsicles -- Pour 100% fruit juice into ice cube trays and insert a popsicle stick.  Once they freeze, you can enjoy your juice in a whole new way!
  • Everything's Better with Dip -- Have hummus or light ranch dressing on hand when serving raw veggies.  Let your kids find which dip tastes best with different veggies.
  • Smore's Please! -- For a better twist on the classic smore, place slices of bananas and some peanut butter in between 2 graham crackers.
  • Go Kabob Crazy!  Kabobs aren't just for barbeques; you can string them with fruit and veggies too!   Try the grape catepillar kabob; all you need is grapes, and mini chocolate chips.
  • Make Your Own Apple Chips -- Follow the recipe below to make a crunchy treat that's good for you too!
 
 
Apple Chips

Ingredients
3 medium size apples
Mixture of cinnamon and sugar

Directions
1.  Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
2.  Wash the apples.
3.  Core apples using an apple corer.
4.  Thinly slice the apples (about 1/8 inch thickness).
5.  Spread out apple slices on a baking sheet and lightly sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
6.  Bake for 3 hours.  (Flip them over at the 2 hour mark, and return to oven for the last hour).
7.  Remove from oven and let them cool.  Store in an airtight container.  Enjoy!



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