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Banana Snacks of Art!

Since my kids are home for summer we are having a lot of play-dates. By a lot, I mean — A LOT. I have actually forgotten to schedule some time off so far. Yes, it has only been a week and a half, but Momma needs some rest soon or she is going to go crazy.

Thank goodness today’s play-date is at my very best-friends house, which means I get to relax and unwind with her while all of the kids play. Each of our kids are the same age give-or-take a month (in one case only a day). So they pair off well and play together very well.

When we trade play-dates we arrange it so that whomever is hosting provides activities, the house, and is in charge of set-up. Whomever is visiting brings the snack, and does the clean-up. So today I am in charge of snack, and I found a fun one that is both healthy and fun for the kids — and while it looks fabulous, it really doesn’t require much work on my part.

banana snacks

Banana Boeing 747. It is basically fruit made to look like little airplanes. It works out perfect for everyone. It can be easily replicated, and you change the fruit out if you have an allergy, or just don’t like something. Since no one in our group has an allergy and our kids pretty much eat whatever you place in front of them I simply recreated the photo, but feel free to change it up!

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.

Sprint inspired snacks

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!