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Fun Spring Inspired Snacks

We love spring. We finally have the chance to play outside again, and we stay there as long as we can. With longer days, and shorter nights we spend so much time in the bright sunshine that we may as well take up residency in the backyard. I have a hard time getting the kids to come inside for snacks when they are enjoying the great outdoors so much. One way I can get them to come in is if I offer them something fun and exciting for snack. Since I do not like to offer treats on a regular basis I choose to spice up and impress with my healthy snacks.

I recently found this fun caterpillar snack that will impress almost any kid. It features some of my kids favorite fruits, and it comes in a fun little caterpillar inspired image. All you need are some grapes, oranges, carrots, cheese, and spinach. We use cheese to make the legs, eyes, and antennae. But you could use whatever item will cut well for those pieces. Simply place the pieces of food and create your own little masterpiece.

I have found that by creating these fun food art pieces I can entice my little outdoor lovers back in the house long enough to eat, rest from the sun and heat, and then I can send them back out to play refreshed and ready to burn more energy. If you have any other fun food art ideas we would love to see them!

After School Snacks: Pizza Wheels

Looking for an amazing snack for your little ones when they are home from school? Why not try these yummy pizza pinwheels? It is a fun and delicious way to do pizza as a snack. Of course it will be a huge hit with boys who love pizza and see it as its very own food group, it’s a vegetable right? Pair them with some marinara sauce for dipping and you will have some very happy (and full!) boys.

What You Need:

Pillsbury refrigerated pizza crust

Garlic Salt

Basil

Olive Oil

Mozzarella Cheese

Pepperoni

Marinara Sauce (You can purchase this or make your own)

Directions:

1. Roll out the pizza dough on a flat surface.

2. Use a brush or spoon to put a thin layer of olive oil on the dough.

3. Sprinkle Garlic Salt and Basil as desired on top of olive oil.

4. Sprinkle with cheese and top with pepperoni.

5. Roll dough to form a log, and then slice into 1-inch pieces.

6. Place rolls on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until brown on top.

7. Warm marinara sauce and serve with pizza pinwheels as dipping sauce.

Now you and your kids have a great new treat for those hungry afternoons, or pair it with a salad and serve it up for dinner one night. It also makes a great appetizer at parties! Enjoy!