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Healthy Snacks

“Mom, I’m hungry, what’s for snack?”  Do those words haunt you?  We are going to try to change that.  It seems so much easier to just send them to the pantry for a couple of Oreos, but lets face it we know that isn’t the healthy option.  There are so many ideas out there for healthy snack ideas that can please even the pickiest of kids.  Who can resist apples with peanut butter for dipping?  Kids love anything that they can dip.  Get creative!!  I know that I can get my daughter to eat pretty much anything if I give her something to dip it into.  Hummus is one of her favorites, and she usually eats it with carrots.  How much better is that for them than a hand full of cookies?  “Making” a snack does not have to take a long time, for it to be healthy.  Some of the snacks that do take a little bit of extra time can be prepared in advance and served when they walk through the door with hungry tummies.  I have a stack of go to recipes to calm growling bellies after school that could reach my ceiling, my challenge to you is to add to my list.  You can never have enough healthy snacks to please your little munchkins! 
Peanut Butter Dip & Apple Wedges
1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup milk
4, medium apples (wedged)
Mix all ingredients well.  Place in bowl and serve with apple wedges.

1 comment to Healthy Snacks

  • I made this with my 2-year old daughter today (who loves to cook!), we all loved it! I also loved that I didn’t have to feel guilty about her eating it. Her first words were “Mmm, It’s Good!” Thanks for the recipe Laurie, if you have any other healthy snack ideas I would love them.

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