Monday 9 April 2018

Snack ideas to keep the whole family happy!

Snack ideas to keep the whole family happy!

My family are snackers, instead of big meals we like to pick throughout the day. I realized our snacking wasn’t very healthy, we were reaching for things like chips, popsicles and sweets. In an effort to change this I replaced those items with whole grain breads with no sugar added, protein rich cheese, and fresh fruit and veggies.
I was met with reluctance and sad faces, but I wanted my family to get all the best nutrition and be healthy, so I decided to get creative. A few fun cookie cutters, cute plates and some kabob sticks I went to work to see what would work. The cookie cutters make fun shapes in the bread like unicorns and dinosaurs which both my kids ate up! (Save the scraps for croutons or recipes) String cheese strands and veggies on a cute plate became fun faces that is just as much fun to make as they are to eat.

But the snack we all love the most is fruit kebabs and dip. The fruit dip recipe is below, and although it may have more sugar than I’d like we limit the portion size and use it as a treat rather than daily snack. All things in moderation, right?!

For the fruit kebab just slice up any fruit your family loves and skewer them or arrange them on fun plates or trays. My kids love eating snacks from ice cube trays, anything that presents food in a fun and unique way is great to get even the pickiest eaters excited about different foods.
We love strawberries, grapes, apples, pineapples and cutie oranges. But any fruit will work great with this dip.

French Cream:
·         One 8-ounce package cream cheese
·         1 cup powdered sugar
·         1 cup whipping cream
·         1/4 cup granulated sugar
·         1 lemon, zested and juiced
·         Pineapple juice

Enjoy this yummy and easy recipe. Check out the other blogs for more great spring time recipes.

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