6/21/13

Quick, Easy, and Nutritious Summer Snack Station for the kids…


Quick, Easy, and Nutritious Summer Snack Station for the kids…

 
 
Now that schools out and the kids are at home more, they seem hungry ALL the time! Maybe it’s the swimming or playing outside but either way you need a quick and easy snack station! This is where I recommend the muffin tin [insert sigh and confusion]. You are probably wondering “why would a Dietitian recommend muffins?!” Well as much as I do enjoy an occasional muffin, I am recommending you put your muffin tin to a NEW use as a Summer Snack Station! This quick and easy station is packed with tummy filling fiber and protein…not to mention a great source of vitamins and minerals like vitamin C and calcium. The good thing about this snack station is that you can set it out when they are hungry and then put it back in the fridge until they are hungry again. You can even involve the kids by having them build the snack station (after you have done the peeling and slicing of course). See the picture below to make your very own Summer Snack Station to offer your kiddos this summer!


Build Your Own Fruit and Veggie Summer Snack Station

 
*      Baby Carrots

*      Celery (cut into thin sticks)

*      Grape Tomatoes (I used the ‘heavenly’ brand because they are sweeter)

*      Apples (thinly sliced)

*      Oranges (peeled and segmented)

*      Raspberries

*      Greek Vanilla Yogurt (a few table spoons)…I used Choboni which has 16g of protein in the entire container!

*      Peanut or Almond Butter (a few table spoons)

*      Ranch (a few table spoons)

Note: I used many of our Organic choices that we offer at Market Street which is my personal preference right now but non-organic choices work just as well!




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