5 Snacks Kids and Grandparents Can Make Together

June 13, 2022

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Making memories in the kitchen can be a fun way to enjoy spending time with your grandkids, and making healthy snacks together can be a strategic way to help them learn to enjoy healthier options. It is also a way to create memories that they will remember forever. Here are five simple and healthy snacks to try the next time your grandkids visit!

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Ants on a Log

This classic snack is both healthy and fun for kids of all ages to make. To make this snack, you will need to begin by washing fresh celery and slicing it into sticks. If you are interested in creating the most traditional version of this snack, you and your grandkids can then fill the celery sticks with peanut butter and press raisins into the peanut butter to represent ants.

However, this versatile snack can be enjoyed using a variety of other ingredients you may have in your kitchen for a unique twist that incorporates your grandkids' favorite treats. From filling celery sticks with Nutella or cream cheese, to topping them with chocolate chips, peanuts, or M&Ms, creating your own “Ants on a Log” snacks is incredibly simple yet versatile. This allows for plenty of creativity when it comes to coming up with just the right mix of sweet and savory. 

Fruit Pizza

Topping an English muffin or bagel with fruit makes a simple and healthy breakfast, dessert, or snack option. To top this treat, you can use any fruit you happen to have in your kitchen, although berries, diced cantaloupe, and other brightly colored options tend to be the most fun for kids. For the "pizza sauce," you can spread the bagel or English muffin with cream cheese, yogurt, or a similar option. 

Berry Ice Pops 

These frozen fruit pops make a healthy and delicious alternative to ice cream that is sure to be a favorite this summer. To make these pops, you will need to start by blending 1/2 cup of berries, a banana, 1/2 cup of yogurt, and 1 cup of almond milk. Once this mixture is smooth, you will simply need to pour it into molds, add popsicle sticks, and freeze the pops for several hours until they are solid. 

Fruit Kebabs 

Fruit kebabs are another quick and simple option for making eating fruit more fun. To make this easy and fun snack, you will need to begin by dicing several types of fruits to bring maximum color to your snack. You and your grandkids can then line them up on wooden skewers in fun patterns to make them even more enjoyable. This fruit can be eaten on its own or dipped in a wide variety of sweet and savory dipping options. 

Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches 

This simple twist adds a sweet touch to a classic childhood meal. To make this snack, cut the apple horizontally (through the core) and then into slices. Use a small cookie cutter to cut the center into a fun shape like a star and pair it with another slice of similar size. Spread some peanut butter on each slice and add toppings like chocolate chips or raisins. It is an easy way to make everyday sandwiches a bit more interesting, without the bread.

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