Wednesday is Split Day! (Banana, that is)

I know Wednesday is better known as “hump day”, but because it splits the week in half we’ve unofficially named it “Split Day” in our house.  Of course, this special day comes with a special snack:  Banana Splits!  These may not be exactly what comes to mind when you think of banana splits, but they are delicious, healthy, easy to make, and easy to eat!  Perfect for a hungry after school crew!banana split

 

Just cut a strip out of the top of the banana, fill with peanut butter and top with chopped strawberries, and mini chocolate chips -or any toppings you like!  If you want to make these ahead of time just brush some canned pineapple juice on the banana to keep it from browning.  I like pineapple juice better than lemon because it doesn’t affect the taste as much.  You can also fill a small spray bottle with the juice and just spritz the banana.

Enjoy!

 

Play date snacks – Avoid the feeding frenzy!

Every day when I pick my boys up from school they come running over begging to have friends come home with them.  Which means, until recently, every day at 3:15 I’m gripped by PLAY DATE PANIC!  It’s not the extra kids I mind, it’s more a question of “what do I feed them?”  Because, as all parents know, after school they are starving.

Also, they do not want carrot sticks and water.

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Halloween Snack Attack

Unfortunately my kids will never open their lunch boxes and find a replica of Fenway Park somehow artfully created out of a sandwich, or a teddy bear made out of fruit salad, or even a puppy made out of rice balls.  ( Sorry kids, mommy is lacking both the talent and time to create edible lunch art.)  BUT these two easy snacks are right up my alley — healthy, cute and quick!

A couple of spooky little surprises for their school snack:  pumpkin muffins and clementine “spiders”.

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Easy (healthy!) Halloween Treat Idea!

It seems like Halloween is the official kick off for “school party season”.  I’m always trying to think of party food I can bring in to my kids’ classes that’s not junk food, but also not so “healthy” that they’re embarrassed that their mom is the “apple and raisin mom”.   I made these this weekend and think they’re the perfect solution!  A quick, easy and healthy Halloween treat idea – perfect for a school party.

Just spread natural peanut butter on the end of a pretzel rod and roll in a topping.  I used raisins and mini chocolate chips, but I think unsweetened coconut and chopped nuts would also be good.  Stick a plastic “witch finger” on the end of the rod and slip the pretzel into a plastic pretzel bag.  I found these witch finger tips at Michaels craft store, but I think they sell them everywhere.

Enjoy!

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