Great Tasting Snack Ideas
Contributed by: NAPSA
(NAPSI) - Creating nutritious snacks for children may seem more like child's play if you try these delicious and easy snacks for anytime.
These recipes, from Sodexho Marriott Services chef Steve Cooney, are fun to make, good-tasting and nutritious. By involving children in the preparation of these simple snacks,
parents can teach them about the importance of good nutrition.
Wash grapes and freeze in plastic sandwich bags. Store for up to three
Serve directly from freezer.
Peel and halve ripe bananas. Insert popsicle stick into one end and
freeze. When frozen, dip into melted semi-sweet chocolate or warm honey. Return to freezer for
no more than three or four days. Roll in frozen fruit slices, low-fat peanut butter or nuts before
Puree fresh fruit in blender and sweeten to taste. Pour into three-ounce
paper cups and freeze. Before fully frozen, insert popsicle sticks.
Prepare any flavor pudding as directed, but substitute
low-fat peanut butter for milk. When thick, spread thin layer on a graham cracker, top with
another cracker and freeze.
Heat pizza crust, then top with one cup low-fat cream cheese and 2 cups
of assorted fresh fruit. Slice like pizza and serve.
Allow your child to select fruits and puree in blender with crushed
ice. Sweeten to taste and serve.
Have your child select different fresh fruit. Cut fruit and low-fat cheese
into cubes and serve on kabob sticks.
Slice 4 bananas and dip in 1 cup of lemon juice. Spread on cookie
sheet and bake at 200 degrees for 2 to 3 hours.