Quick and Easy Kid Snacks

Sweet Potato Hummus with Pita Chips
Photograph by Beatrice Peltre
Make snack time special with homemade offerings bursting with wholesome goodness and major kid appeal.
Photograph by Joe Polillio
Photograph by Joe Polillio

Cobb Salad Skewers

Use up your surplus of boiled Easter eggs with this scrumptious lunch idea. Thread all the fixings for a classic Cobb salad onto bamboo skewers: grape tomatoes, quartered boiled egg pieces, and rolled strips of romaine lettuce, plus cubes of avocado, rotisserie chicken, and ham. Serve with a side of blue cheese dressing for dipping.

Originally published in the April 2015 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

Photograph by Dominic Perri
Photograph by Dominic Perri

Cucumber Roll-Ups

Kids can help make these tasty two-bite snacks for their first classroom gathering.

Originally published in the September 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

Photograph by Dominic Perri
Photograph by Dominic Perri

Tuna Canoes

These tasty treats carry a cargo of good protein and serve as an allergy-friendly alternative to the classic ants on a log. Fill celery sections with your child's favorite tuna salad. Top each with a few thawed frozen peas, then watch the boats sail off the plate.

Originally published in the September 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

Photograph by Beatrice Peltre
Photograph by Beatrice Peltre

Snack on a Stick

Pretzel sticks play the role of edible skewers in this fun take on the classic Italian caprese salad. Serve the sticks right away so that they don't get soggy.

Originally published in the August 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

Photograph by Beatrice Peltre
Photograph by Beatrice Peltre

Frozen Yogurt Blueberries

These icy berries are a nutritious treat perfect for a hot summer afternoon.

Originally published in the August 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

Photograph by Beatrice Peltre
Photograph by Beatrice Peltre

Cinnamon Apple Chips

Baking apple slices "low and slow" will give them the crispy, crunchy texture of a potato chip. No oil or salt required!

Originally published in the August 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

Photograph by Beatrice Peltre
Photograph by Beatrice Peltre

Ham Sammie Roll-Ups

Pump up the protein and dial down the carbs with a quick-fix, breadless sandwich that provides fuel but isn't too filling.

Originally published in the August 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

Photograph by Beatrice Peltre
Photograph by Beatrice Peltre

Sweet Potato Hummus with Pita Chips

Traditional hummus gets a boost of color and flavor in this blended dip. Paired with homemade pita chips, the recipe makes plenty for sharing -- if you can persuade your kids to give any of it up!

Originally published in the August 2014 issue of FamilyFun magazine.

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