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25 Days of Snacks – Day 22 – Holiday Toast

Christmas toast 1Recipe adapted from www.cutefoodforkids.com

Check out this easy breakfast or snack idea! It takes you only a couple extra minutes to turn boring toast into this super fun holiday breakfast or snack!

4 items required: bread (use whole wheat for added fiber and nutrients), strawberry jam, cream cheese (use low fat to keep calories down) and a sandwich bag.

Toast your bread then apply strawberry jam.

Place cream cheese in a baggie, snip off corner, then use to draw a design on your toast.

 

Christmas toast 2Not good at drawing? Don’t worry about it. If you make a mistake, you can easily use a fork or toothpick to remove the cream cheese from the sandwich.

Even better, let your kids draw on their own breakfast!

25 Days of Snacks – Day 19 – Ornaments

OrnamentsThis is the perfect snack for your kids to help with, give them the veggie decorations and let their imaginations run wild.

In the picture, there is a cracker base (use your favorite round cracker), a cream cheese spread (use low-fat to keep it healthy) and various veggie decorations including celery toppers, bell pepper cutouts, and pea and carrot cutouts.  On these little guys, anything goes!

25 Days of Snacks – Day 11 – Snowman Bagels

snowman bagelIngredients:
These are suggestions, use what you have on hand
  • Thin Bagels (100% Whole Wheat Bagel Slims)  This can also be a regular bagel, an English muffin, or a piece of bread cut in a circle. – BASE
  • Cream Cheese (reduced fat) – SNOW
  • Raisins – EYES
  • Sweetened Dried Cranberries – HAT
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – MOUTH
  • Baby Carrots – NOSE
  • Pretzel Rods – HAT
  • Blueberries – SCARF

Enjoy!  Share your pictures with us!  healthykidstoday@wphf.org

Recipe adapted from http://www.inlieuofpreschool.com/

25 Days of Snacks – Day 6 – Strawberry Elves

strawberries-cream-220-293These little guys are a one bite treat, perfect for a holiday celebration.

For this recipe and others like it, see http://weelicious.com/

Recipe serves four

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry preserves
  • 1 pint strawberries, rinsed & stems removed
  • chocolate chips, optional

Preparation

1. In a small bowl, whisk the cream cheese and preserves until combined.

2. Place cream cheese mixture in a small Ziploc bag, snip off one corner to create a piping bag.

3. Slice 1/2 inch off of the top of the strawberry, fill with cream cheese mixture and place the “hat” back on top.

4. Place 2 chocolate chips in the cream cheese mixture for the eyes.

5. Repeat with the remaining strawberries.

6. Serve.

 

Backyard Bug Snacks

Back-Yard-Bug-Snacks (2)We love these backyard bug snacks from “The Crafting Chicks.”  We made a few changes to the recipes, including replacing the candy eyes with everyday items food items found in your house.  Feel free to make your own changes to please the taste buds of your own backyard explorer.  Share your suggestions in the comments below and send us pictures of your backyard bug creations!

Scroll down for individual recipes for backyard caterpillars, backyard, ladybugs, and backyard butterflies.

 

 

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