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How to: Healthy and Fun Summer Snacks Your Child Can Make

by Kayla Foster February 03, 2016

How to: Healthy and Fun Summer Snacks Your Child Can Make

Keep your child's brain fresh this summer - fuel it right with healthy snacks

With school almost out it's time to start thinking about some summer activities that will benefit your kids while letting them have fun. While summer is a time for fun and relaxation, the National Summer Learning Institute says that children lose about two months of grade level equivalency when they are not engaged in the classroom. One way to keep your child's mind fresh is to fuel it right. 

Eating healthy can help improve a child's memory and also make them more alert. Everyone should eat a balanced diet, but this is especially important for kids.

Not all children willingly eat healthy foods, but the Department of Education, Training and Employment says that young children are more likely to eat something they have made themselves. So this summer, try some of our favorite fun (and healthy!) snacks that your child can make with you.

 

Ants on a Log

What you'll need:

Celery

Peanut butter

Raisins

First, wash and cut the celery to your desired length. Then add the peanut butter and top with raisins. 

This fun, classic snack can easily be made by kids!

 

 

Very Hungry Caterpillars

What you'll need:

Green grapes

Cherry tomatoes

Skewer or Popsicle stick

First, pop the green grapes on the skewer (or Popsicle stick). Then, at the end, use a cherry tomato for the caterpillar's head. You can even add an antenna and eyes to complete your very hungry caterpillar's look. Your child can easily help you make this snack, as well as relate it to one of their favorite books.

 

      Engage your child in making healthy snacks     
 
Children are likely to want to eat food they helped make
       Delicious snacks your child can make and eat              Make and eat the Hungry Caterpillar

 

 

Peanut Butter and Apple Sandwich

What you'll need:

Apples

Peanut Butter

Granola (optional)

Raisins (optional)

First, remove the core from the apple and cut into slices. Then spread peanut butter on the apple slice (optional: top peanut butter with granola and raisins). Finally, place another apple slice on top and gently press together! A great alternative to a peanut butter sandwich that not only can be made by children, but is also a snack they're sure to enjoy.





Kayla Foster
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