How to make cute and healthy snacks for kids. Make lunch and snack time fun for kids with these tips and ideas on how to make creative sandwiches at home.
I have 3 active kids who are always hungry when they get home from School. I want them to have something they will love but is good for them too. If you are like me and looking for healthy snacks for kids, here are some FUN sandwich ideas using peanut butter and lots of other good for you ingredients. 😉
I have done a post about fun lunchtime ideas using lunchmeat, but thought this one should focus on peanut butter and jelly….since a lot of kids love them. Special thanks goes out to my friend Lynda for this guest post, you can find more of her food creations here on Instagram at homeschooling_fun_with_food. 😉
First things first.
To make many of these fun and healthy snacks for kids you will want a set of cookie cutters.
- You can find a great set here that I have at home , or they usually have a box full at Walmart or craft stores.
- For the eyes you can find candy eye pieces like this here, sometimes you could find them in that section inside your local craft store too.
- Let’s start with some fun shall we. Here’s a great way to incorporate some fruit and veggies with your peanut butter sandwich!
I don’t know about you but my kids are fairly adventurous eaters now that they have gotten a bit older. We make sure to have a veggie every night on their plate and although at first they said they didn’t like them they now say “yeah” when I say we are having broccoli or cheese pie (quiche) for dinner. One of their favorite things to eat is sushi…..seriously!
Here is a fun way to use peanut butter to make “sushi”. 😉
A great idea at Easter time….or whenever really. Here is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with fruits and carrot sticks in the shape of a bunny.
Your kids love fish….make an open faced peanut butter and banana sandwich with bananas and blueberries. I even like this one!
A large heart and small heart make up the fish body and tail…open faced sandwiches are fun.
Now that the holidays are coming up think of things that will make them smile like this reindeer sandwich!
Use a heart cookie cutter for the face and arrange the crust at the top.
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