Gear up for end of summer fun with some tasty treats and energizing treats that the entire family can enjoy. Then when school starts pack these snacks for a nutritious and energizing boost on the go! And these recipes from our friends at Cooking Light are quick and simple enough to get the kids in the kitchen to help.
Banana Split Sundaes
Believe it or not, banana splits are a great way for children to have a well-balanced sweet treat. The secret is to go heavy on the fruit. Click here for the recipe!
The trick to get kids to eat trail mix−add just a little it of the sweet stuff to the nutritious stuff so it tastes like a treat! Pumpkin seeds are loaded with magnesium and zinc, and the cranberries are chock-full of vitamin C and fiber. Click here for the recipe!
These chips are crispy, crunchy, salty, and so easy to make. Opt for them instead of potato chips next time you’re craving a salty snack. For a different flavor, try sprinkling the kale with grated Parmesan, red pepper flakes, or sweet paprika before baking. Click here for the recipe!
Smoothies are the perfect bases for allowing kids to add their own personality and get creative. The yogurt gives it a dose of calcium. Be sure to use frozen fruit−it eliminates the need for ice. Click here for the recipe!
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