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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Fruit Skewers – Day 30 of 30 Days of Healthy Homemade Summer Treats

30 Days of Healthy Homemade Summer Treats

Sometimes a great snack is all in the presentation. Fruit on a skewer can be more appealing than plain chopped fruit, even if you don’t add anything else to it.

Get some bamboo skewers and slice up some chunks of fruit. Think about what will go easily on the skewers – you don’t want to stab yourself with the skewers too often, and you don’t want it to be too hard for younger kids to get the fruit off.

Fruit Skewers - Day 30 of 30 Days of Healthy Homemade Summer Treats

Kale Chips – Day 29 of 30 Days of Healthy Homemade Summer Treats

Share Here’s a healthy alternative to potato chips, and many kids like them. Ingredients 1 bunch kale 1-2 tbsp olive oil salt to taste Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove kale stems and keep the leaves. Wash and thoroughly dry kale. This is very important – damp kale won’t crisp well. Toss the leaves… Continue Reading

Apple, Celery and Peanut Butter Butterflies – Day 28 of 30 Days of Healthy Homemade Summer Treats

Share Take your standard apples and celery with peanut butter, and give them some style! Use the celery as the body of the butterfly and set up the apple slices as wings. Coat with peanut butter, and add any toppings that sound good, such as raisins or chocolate chips. You can also use pretzel sticks… Continue Reading

Fruit Tacos – Day 27 of 30 Days of Healthy Homemade Summer Treats

Share Cinnamon coated taco shells holding wonderful chopped fruit makes a really fun snack. You can also use cinnamon chips and just dip them in the fruit if that’s easier, but the taco shape is kind of fun, if potentially messy. You know how kids are. Ingredients 2 apples 1 lb strawberries 2 kiwis 1… Continue Reading

Homemade Fruit Leather – Day 26 of 30 Days of Healthy Homemade Summer Treats

Share My kids are always eyeing junk like Fruit By The Foot and similar snacks. I consider those close to candy, with perhaps a touch of fruit in them, although it’s really hard to tell. I’d far rather make homemade fruit leather for them and control my ingredients. Lucky me, I inherited my grandmother’s dehydrator… Continue Reading

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