The holidays make eating healthy extra difficult between the hectic schedule and the abundance of sugary desserts. Having a healthy snack that can be made quickly with ingredients you already have will help keep your kids happy while letting you keep your sanity.
I came up with this idea when babysitting our friends two kids, ages five and seven. The criteria was simple: A snack made of inexpensive ingredients I had on hand, an activity to keep ge the kids involved, and ingredients that are healthy but taste like a treat.
1 apple per child, sliced very thin
Toppings of your choice
Peanut butter melted for 30 seconds to create a sauce
Raisins or dried fruit
broken pretzel pieces
What to do:
Mom or dad will need to slice the apples and get things set up. The kids really enjoyed having the toppings set up like an ice cream sundae bar. I put about 2 Tablespoons of each topping in a small dish with spoons.
Then let the kids top their apples with any combination they’d like.
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