Kiddo “Snack” Ideas
I frequently get asked for snack ideas so here is a list of some things I came up with. One thing kids love is to eat their snacks with toothpicks-(once they are old enough to not stab each other). Also-if they are involved in the process of making their snacks, they find eating the snack more enjoyable!
*hard boiled eggs-sliced with sea salt, quartered with sea salt, molded with egg molds (molds that shape the egg into a silly shake), sprinkled with, sea salt, pepper or different seasonings.
*”popcorn” cauliflower (a favorite with my kids)- Set oven to 400 Degrees. Cut up a head of cauliflower into small florets, spread onto a cookie sheet. Melt about 1/4 cup of coconut oil and drizzle over the cauliflower. Season with sea salt and pepper-my kids also like onion powder on it. Roast in the oven for approx 45 minutes to an hour stirring frequently-we like it golden brown all over. Put it in a big bowl and give everyone a fork or a toothpick
*Roasted Broccoli- Set oven to 375 cut up 1 or 2 heads of broccoli-spread on a cookie sheet-drizzle with 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil, sea salt, and pepper. Roast stirring frequently 15-20 minutes or until it starts to brown
*Kale Chips- Oven to 350 degrees chop Kale into chip sized pieces and spread on a cookie sheet. Melt 1/4 cup of coconut oil and drizzle all over kale. Add sea salt and pepper to taste. Roast in the oven stirring frequently. These cook fast and can burn quickly. You want them crisp to touch and they just start browning.
*Apple wedges with almond butter for dipping
*avocado slices plain or sprinkled with sea salt
*Coconut flour muffins (I make these with the zest and juice of an orange added to the batter-they can be made with enjoy life chocolate chips as well)
*Chopped up veggies and fruits-my kids love sugar snap peas, cut up apples, cut up carrots etc…
*a whole carrot-sometimes they like to pretend they are a bunny and chomp on a whole big carrot.
*a bowl of berries
*crack open a fresh coconut-my 6 year old LOVES smashing the coconut (after we drain out the liquid of course)
*kerry gold grass-fed cheeses (for those who do dairy)
*applegate farms deli meats rolled up around a slice of avocado or rolled around some kerrygold cheese for those who do grass-fed dairy
*almonds or other nuts with the shells on for older kids (they enjoy sitting at the table and cracking them open)
*bacon and avocado sandwiches (bacon as the “bread” with a slice of avocado between 2 pieces of bacon)
*banana “ice cream” take 1 frozen banana and put it in the blender with a tiny splash of almond milk, coconut cream, or coconut milk and 1 tsp vanilla. Blend and serve with spoons in a bowl. Or add more liquid to make a banana smoothie
Feel free to add to this list in the comment sections, I would love to expand upon it!