It seems like Emma and DJ are always asking for a snack! We have even gotten to the point that they grab one before we leave home to make sure they have one for times when they need a snack! Today, I am sharing four easy recipes that are introduced to provide good taste and good nutrition for children and can be categorized as fun snacks for busy moms. These recipes are also ideal for busy moms, taking less than five minutes to make as long as you have all of the ingredients on hand!
Probably one of the hardest jobs for moms is finding recipes that children enjoy and, at the same time, are healthy. Kids hate the word “vegetables” and would sometimes prefer anything rather than vegetables!
Here are four quick, healthy, fun snacks for busy moms that can be prepared in five minutes.
Fun Snack #1-Cucumber Sandwiches
1 loaf of white bread
1 packet of Italian seasoning
1 pack of whipped cream cheese
1. Mix cream cheese and Italian seasoning together in a bowl.
2. Peel the cucumber and cut it into thin rounds.
3. Cut the crusts off six pieces of bread.
4. Stack the bread together in sandwich form and cut it into four smaller squares.
5. Spread the cheese mix onto two slices of bread and place a slice of cucumber in the middle. Repeat.
6. Don’t tell kids about the cucumber; usually, the cheese mix will hide both the sight and taste of it. By the time they realize what’s in it, it’ll be too good to put down!
Fun Snack #2-Peanut Butter Delight
Ingredients Needed: 1 cup powdered milk, 6 large scoops of peanut butter, and 1 scoop of baking candy (mini M&M’s, little chocolates, etc.)
Instructions: Mix the powdered milk and peanut butter together. Then add the candy. This snack takes all of two minutes and gives kids a great taste while adding a great source of protein and fiber—caution: very sticky.
Fun Snack #3-Ham and Cheese Crackers
Ingredients: 1 packet of ham (lunchmeat-style), 1 package of cheese (any kind will do), and 1 box of wheat crackers
Instructions: Place several crackers on a plate. Slice cheese into little squares and put onto the cracker. Add some ham and serve. This snack also works great with peanut butter and cheese. This is a great treat to have ready when the kids get home from school.
Fun Snack #4-Crepes
Ingredients Needed: Strawberries, whipped cream, pancake batter.
Instructions: The pancakes need to be cooked first; a box of Bisquik is a great investment. Try to make the pancakes as thin as possible. Once they’re done, slice the strawberries and scatter them on the inside of the pancake, then add whipped cream. The great thing about this recipe is that it can accommodate any need. Instead of a dessert crepe, a meal could be created by adding some ranch dressing, ham slices, and chunks of cheddar cheese. Kids love making this, and they love adding some outrageous ingredients like chocolate syrup with pepperoni slices.
These fun snacks for busy moms will ensure your child is eating quality versus junk food!
One of my children’s favorites is the Apple Donut Bar, this can also be categorized as a fun snack for busy moms! Once you cut the apple and share the toppings, you can let them do the rest! They can be as creative as they would like with the apple slices!