When September rolls around it means back to school and the regular busy routine. With all the fun new leisure activities going on, and homework, simple snacks are important for parents! Even better, why not get the kids to help make their snacks? What a cool activity to do together in your leisure time!
Below we talk about a few great snacks that kids can make all on their own with maybe just a little bit of help!
Make Your Own Trail Mix
Grab some unsalted nuts like peanuts or almonds, cereal such as cheerios or Chex, whole wheat gold fish crackers, popcorn or pretzels and dried fruit such as raisins or cranberries and small amount of chocolate chips or M&M’s and let the kids make their very own trail mix snack!
Lay out a small snack bag or container and let them pick and choose what they want to put in their trail mix! You could do a bunch on a Sunday with the kids and have a it ready to go when needed.
Fruit and Cheese +
Grab a couple options for favourite fruits from the grocery store and cut into bite size chunks. Also grab a block of cheese and cut into squares. This is an easy snack to take on the run with little prep, and is something older kids can help with. If you want to make it more fun, you can get the kids putting the fruit and cheese on skewers to make kabobs! This also helps with not eating too much and ruining their appetite at supper time. Other options to put with the cheese and fruit is some deli ham, boiled eggs or some carrot or celery sticks. Super good for the kids and relatively easy to eat in the car!
This one could be really fun to help the kids with! What you need is some large whole wheat crackers, which you spread pizza sauce on. Add some grated cheese and a veggie of your choice (fresh or frozen) such as broccoli, pepper, mushroom, etc., or cut up hot dog, salami or ham is you want and stick in a toaster oven or in the regular oven and broil for until the cheese is melted. Should take 2-3 minutes. Great little special treat the kids can help with!
Taylor Devlin, Family Recreation Practitioner