3 Kid-Friendly Springtime Snacks
Springtime calls for fun, natural treats! These 3 kid-approved snacks will boost your snack game and get the kids excited about real, natural foods this spring season.
From building their own trail mix to learning about butterflies, these snacks will get the kids involved in their food and learning about nature. Through snack time, you can teach the little kiddos about the joys of eating real foods that come from directly from nature. Plus, these snacks are super easy to make and require only a few ingredients.
5-Ingredient Trail Mix
Help yourkids build their own trail mix with just five ingredients! Using cranberries, popcorn, pumpkin seeds, banana chips, and pretzels, you can create a kid-approved snack. Try setting out each of these ingredients in a separate bowl. Then, have the kids pick their own ratio of ingredients to build their personal trail mix.
Add a little artistic flair to your trail mix too. On a brown paper bag, let yourkids draw a fun, spring-inspired pattern using a permanent marker or crayons. Encourage them to draw natural things they see during spring like flowers, trees, bees or butterflies.
As a parent, we’ll do almost anything we can to make our kiddos eat fresh fruits and veggies, including making “bugs” out of fruit. Yes, we go there. But sometimes an exciting arrangement is all kids need to gobble up those healthy snacks.
Get creative with fresh fruit snacks, and take inspiration from all the different critters that come out in the spring. Try building a super cute caterpillar out of green grapes and a cherry tomato. You can also use this as a time to talk about metamorphosis and butterflies. A little education with your fruit? Yes, please.
Using toast, nut butter and different types of fruit, you can build all kinds of cute animal faces! With bananaslices, blueberries and strawberries, you can make an adorable owl. Or, with an apple slice, banana slices and blueberries, you can build a little bear. Not only are these snacks adorable, but they’re also packed with protein and fruit to keep your kids growing strong.
During your animal toast snack time, you can also encourage the kids to imitate the sounds each animal makes and identify what color they are. Who says you can’t play with your food?
Start those littles ones off right by celebrating real, natural foods this spring and all year round!