Monday, October 18, 2010

Healthy Kids Party Snacks

Are you looking for some creative snacks that you can introduce at play dates or birthday parties? These low fat ideas were recently introduced during a series of cooking demonstrations designed to introduce kids and parents to healthy snacks. All recipes were kid-tested and approved!! Enjoy!!

Smilie Fruit Cookie (voted the favorite by kids and their parents)


Graham Crackers

8oz tub fat free Cool Whip

7oz jar Jet Puffed Marshmallow Creme

8oz tub fat free cream cheese spread

Assorted fruit (suggested: blueberries, strawberries, kiwis, oranges)

Directions: Use hand mixer set to medium to mix cool whip, marshmallow creme, and cream cheese until well blended. Break graham crackers in half to form square cookie. Spread 1T of mixture on each graham cracker half. Arrange fruit on cookie into smilie face.

Honey Milk Balls (a close second)


1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 cup dry milk

1 cup uncooked rolled oats

Directions: Mix well, then shape into small balls. Makes 2 dozen

Frozen Yogurt Banana Popsicles


1 banana

4oz fat free strawberry yogurt

1 oz crushed cheerios

5 popsicle sticks

Directions: Peel banana and cut into 5 pieces. Insert 1 popsicle stick into each banana piece. Dip each banana piece in yogurt then roll in crushed cheerios. Place on wax paper and freeze.

Pita Pizza


1 small whole wheat pita

2 T marinara sauce (low sodium)

1 oz fat free or 2% shredded mozzarella

Directions: Spread marinara sauce on 1 whole wheat pita. Sprinkle 1oz shredded mozzarella on pizza. Bake in oven at 350 degrees F for 5 minutes, cut in half and serve. Top with your favorite veggies for extra nutritional benefit.

Sport Kabobs


5 Rold Gold pretzel sticks

One stick low fat string cheese

10 grapes

Directions: Cut string cheese into 10 cubes then skewer two grapes and two cheese cubes on each pretzel alternating the fruit with the cheese.

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