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4 Kid-Friendly Healthy Snacks

Finding kid friendly healthy snacks can be a challenge. You don't want to feed them store bought processed junk.  At the same time, carrot sticks, celery and green pepper slices may not appeal to them either. To help you solve that problem I've rounded up a few snacks that both you and your kids will love.

Apple Slice Cookies 

These healthy snacks look like cookies, but are really dressed up apple slices.  The great thing about them is they area  great alternative to a sundae bar at a birthday party.  Kids can pick from any nut butter, top with raisins, nuts, shredded coconut or even crushed banana chips.

You will need: 1 apple sliced 1/4 cup nut butter of your choice ( peanut, almond, or cashew) 1/4 cup shredded unsweet coconut 1/4 cup chocolate chips ( or you can use carob chips)

Optional toppings: raisins, walnuts, almonds, crushed banana chips....

Directions: Spread the nut butter on the apple slices. Then top with shredded coconut and chocolate chips.

(recipe adapted from Rachel Schultz)

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 

These simple treats are 21 Day Fix approved and are equivalent to a yellow container, making them a treat you will want to enjoy too. They have no butter, no egg, no refined sugar, and no flour. Just five simple ingredients that can be whipped into cookies in no time.

You will need: 1 cup rolled oats 2 tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp sea salt 2 med. ripe Bananas, mashed ¼ cup dark chocolate chips

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray In a medium bowl, mash the bananas. Add in the oats, cinnamon, salt, and chocolate chips. Mix until well combined. Using a teaspoon, scoop out eight even cookies and place on a greased cookie sheet. Flatten each of them with the back of the spoon. Bake for 14-15 minutes.

(recipe adapted from Adventures of a Shrinking Princess)

Banana Slices with Chocolate

Super simple, and tasty too. Your kids will love these banana slices dipped in chocolate. It's almost like fondue but not quite as messy.

You will need: 1 -2 bananas sliced about an inch thick 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips melted

Directions: Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe container for 15 seconds, remove and stir. Continue microwaving for another 5-10 seconds until chips are melted. Place the banana slices on toothpicks and dip into the chocolate. Set down on a wire rack to cool.

Peach Frozen Yogurt 

Kids love ice cream, moms do not. This treat is a great alternative to it.

You will need: 4 cups of frozen peaches 3 tbsp of Honey or Agave Nectar 1/2 cup of plain yogurt

Directions: In a food processor, process all ingredients until smooth. Store in an air tight container if not eating immediately.

 

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