DIY Healthy Snacks for Kids

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Looking for a fun and easy activity to do with you grandkids or a way to keep your kids entertained when they are home from school? Try these hands-on healthy snacks for kids. Not only will they make snack time more fun, but it’s a great way to make eating fruits and veggies “cool.”

Keep this healthy eating activity budget-friendly by choosing a snack with ingredients you already have in your pantry or that are in season!

Teddy bear toast
Feeds 1 person

You’ll need:
1 slice of bread
1 banana
3 blueberries or raisins
Peanut butter

Directions: Toast the bread as much as you’d like. Then, cover the toast with peanut butter. Place two round slices of banana in the top corners of the toast for the bears’ ears and one in the middle for its nose. Then, place one blueberry or raisin on the banana “nose” and two above it to represent the eyes. Give your teddy bear toast a name and enjoy!

Fruit trees
Feeds 2 people

You’ll need:
1 kiwi or green apple
1 banana
1 orange

Peel and halve the banana length wise. Then, lay the bananas on the flat side next to each other and chop into quarter inch slices. This represents the “tree trunk. Next, peel an orange and arrange the pieces at one end of the banana trunks. This represents the ground. You could also use peanuts or almonds for the base. Then, chop the kiwi or green apple into half-moon pieces. Arrange them at the other end of the banana “trunk” like leaves on a tree.

Banana dolphins
Feeds 2 people

You’ll need:
1 banana
1 cup blueberries or grapes
Optional: ½ cup goldfish

Leaving the banana in its peel and cut the banana in half. Then, cut a slit in the stem. This is the mouth of the “banana dolphin.” Using a sharpie, draw a dot on the banana peel for the dolphin’s eye. Stand the banana half up in a cup and place the blueberries (and gold fish if you have them!) around it to represent the water. You can even put fruit or a gold fish in each “banana dolphin’s” mouth!

For more healthy lunch ideas suitable for you and the little ones in your life, check out these healthy lunch ideas.

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