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  • Lotsofhats Kids Summer Snacks

    Lotsofhats Posted June 07, 2004 06:58 AM
    I found this article when I was looking for some ideas for Jasmine and her friends. Thought I'd share:

    Summer is here and the kids are hot! Let them help you make some of these cool treats to wet their whistles.

    Apples and Peanut Butter
    Cut apples into slices. Allow the kids to spread peanut butter on the slices with a butter knife.

    Banana Sandwich
    Have the kids each peel a banana, and cut into pieces with a butter knife (cut so the pieces end up coin-shaped.) Let the children spread peanut butter on one banana piece, then put another banana piece on top. Voila! Banana sandwich!

    Celery Treats
    Cool celery can be topped with a variety of toppings for a summer cool-down. Try any or all of the following: cream cheese (plain and vegetable flavored), peanut butter (with raisin on top if desired), spreadable or squeeze cheese.

    Citrus Juice Medley
    1 1/2 cup grapefruit juice
    1/2 cup lemon juice
    1 cup orange juice
    2/3 cup sugar

    Have the children assist in combining the ingredients in a pitcher and stir well. Makes 8 servings.

    Cottage Cheese Dip
    1/2 package onion or vegetable soup mix
    1/3 cup milk
    1 pint cottage cheese

    Have the children measure and mix the ingredients. Refrigerate for thirty minutes. Serve with crackers, carrot or celery sticks, cucumber slices, broccoli or cauliflour.

    Personal Fruit Salad

    Allow the children to help you prepare the following and place into bowls: melon (in chunks or balls), grapes, raisins, shredded coconut, pineapple chunks, strawberries (halved or quartered), oranges (in slices). Allow the children to spoon the desired fruits into a bowl to make their own combination. Top with a sprinkling of sugar if desired. (For an added treat, you may wish to allow the children to use skewers to make fruit kebabs.)Sparkling Punch

    Sparkling Punch
    1 bottle (34 oz) club soda
    3 cups water
    1 12 oz. can unsweetened apple juice concentrate

    Allow the children to help you measure the ingredients into a pitcher and stir.

    Sweet Carrot Sticks
    Place carrot sticks or baby carrots into a container with unsweetened pineapple juice (be sure the carrots are covered.) Chill for sixty minutes.

    Yogurt Fruit Dip
    1/2 cup plain yogurt
    2 tablespoons unsweetened orange or apple juice concentrate
    fresh fruit of choice

    Allow the children to mix the yogurt with orange or apple juice concentrate in a medium sized bowl. Cut the fruit into chunks. Let the children use blunt toothpicks to dip the fruit into the yogurt dip.

    Let the children help you measure out the ingredients for the milkshakes below and blend. Please note that most of the recipes are per child, so if you have two children double the recipe, triple it for three and so on. (And don't forget yourself!!)

    Banana Milkshake
    1 cup milk
    1 large banana, sliced

    Fresh Berry Shake
    1/2 sliced banana
    1/4 cup fresh berries
    1 cup milk

    Orange Delight
    1/4 cup milk
    1/2 cup unsweetened orange juice concentrate
    1/2 cup plain yogurt or 1 banana

    Orange Julia
    2 cups milk
    1 can (6 oz) unsweetened orange juice concentrate
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    10 ice cubes, crushed

    Pineapple Milkshake
    1/4 cup powdered milk
    1 small banana, sliced
    1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
    1 teaspoon vanilla

    Peanut Butter Shake
    1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
    1 cup milk
    1 large banana, sliced