Tag Archives: healthy snacks for kids

Banana Bread

My four-year-old has a bee in his bonnet about banana bread. He has been asking me daily if we could make some. Well finally, on this snowy March Sunday, we had the right combination of spare time and brown-freckled bananas. In the March issue of Bon Appetit, I remembered seeing a recipe for banana bread. […]

Peanut Butter Energy Bites

This is a throwback snack, with a few twists. Many people remember their moms making them when they were little, more often recalled as ‘peanut butter balls’. I changed the name to ‘energy bites’ because I added a few healthy mix-ins and I wanted to avoid comparison to a certain SNL skit with Pete Schweddy. […]

Kid Snacks: Banana Stackers

This is a fun, yummy breakfast or snack for an older¬†toddler (or an adult). Often our snacks and breakfasts are pretty simple–fruit and yogurt, crackers and cheese–so sometimes it’s fun to take a few more seconds to assemble something that will make your little one smile (and grab said snack before you are finished photographing […]

Kid Snacks: Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

I know what you’re thinking–another condiment! But stay with me, hummus is so much more than that. It really can be the foundation of a meal, and it makes a great (nutritious)¬†snack for big and little kids. This is an obvious dip for veggies, crackers, and pita, but it also makes a great spread on […]

Kid Snacks: Monkey Malt

Before my son tries a new food (and sometimes before every meal) he asks me if a monkey would eat this. If a monkey would, he’s all set. This seems like an odd dietary restriction, but I think if more people followed the ‘monkey diet’, they might be better off. I looked up ‘howler monkey’ […]