4 Imaginative After-School Snacks

Good nutrition is such an important part for developing children. Healthy foods will help your child’s mind and body work well throughout the day, and will help improve a variety of different functions that are necessary for growth.

Of course, we all know how difficult it can be to get the kids to eat healthy, which is why we have come up with four imaginative after-school snacks that are both nutritious and delicious. Use your imagination when making these the next time the kids are home from school:

1. Fruit and Veggie Beach Scene

To help your little one get their fruits and vegetables after school, pick up a few bananas, some baby carrots, and some kiwis (or broccoli, if you’re daring). Lay the baby carrots at the bottom of a plate, and have two bananas pointing upwards. At the very top of the bananas, arrange sliced kiwi or broccoli in a bunch. Take a step back, and it should look like a beach scene with two palm trees sticking out of the sand.

2. Ants on a Log

Remember this fun classic snack for kids from when you were a little one? All you need is some celery, peanut butter, and some raisins on top, making this tasty snack look like ants marching down a log.

But you don’t have to stop there with the imagination. Feel free to use nuts or seeds instead of raisins, and different fruits or vegetables in place of celery. You can always even switch out peanut butter for almond butter or tahini, or another similar substance.

3. Make a Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie

One of the best ways to get picky eaters to get their daily dose of fruits and vegetables is by whipping up a delicious smoothie in order to disguise the ingredients. For a delicious snack for kids, put bananas, strawberries, milk, and ice into a blender, and blend it all together. If your child likes the taste, blend in some avocado and spinach as well – both of these items have a very mild taste, and shouldn’t be detected by your child. This way, your child will be getting a healthy supply of nutrients, while drinking a cool after-school beverage.

4. Vegetable Pizza

Sometimes you just have to reward your child after a long week at school – and a great way to do that is by making a delicious vegetable pizza together as an after-school snack. And if you want to add some extra fun into the mix, consider picking up the new Curious Chef Pizza Kit. This sweet new kids toy gives your little one everything they need to be a part of the process, including a pizza cutter, a spatula, and a board to cut up the delicious treat. It even comes with a shopping list to make sure you don’t forget anything when you head to the store.

Curious Chef Pizza Kit available at imaginetoys.com

Getting your kids to eat healthy and creative snacks doesn’t have to be a chore. Make these sweet after-school snacks for the little ones in the fall and bring a smile to their faces.


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