A healthy and cute snack idea for kids of all ages!
Spring has sprung! Happy spring to you and your family! We have just returned from a few days in the snow, so I just have a cute, quick and easy snack to share today while I regroup. Peanut butter and dippers like apples, celery, and crackers are one of my kids’ favorite snacks. Nut butter is one of my favorite sources of plant based fat and protein. Yesterday I was really in the spring spirit and decided to turn our apple and peanut butter snack into a flower. We have finally gotten some rain in Santa Barbara over the past few weeks so the beautiful wildflowers are all abloom. Our parched hills that have been brown for so long are finally lush green and exploding with yellow and purple flowers and orange poppies.
I wanted to share this cute snack idea with you so that you can make it for your kids or yourself. Recently someone commented on my Facebook page that they wished they still had little kids so that they could make fun foods like this. Well, I say you don’t have to be or have little children to enjoy fun foods like this! This nutritious and darling snack takes just a few minutes to prepare and is sure to make you smile. I used a few chocolate covered sunflower seeds for an extra special treat. Since we don’t really do candy in our house, my kids were overjoyed when this special flower landed in front of them after school. You can of course use plain sunflower seeds if you would like to forgo the sugar and it would be just as cute.
The next time you need a little afternoon pick me up, try this healthy snack for yourself or your kids.
Flower Snack for Kids
Cute flower snack made with apples and peanut butter or sunflower seed butter.
- 2 tablespoons peanut or almond butter, or sunflower seed butter
- 1 large apple, cut into thin petal shaped slices
- 4 or more sunflower seeds
- 1 stalk of celery or 3″ slice of cucumber
- 3 fresh mint leaves (optional)
- Place nut or seed butter in the center of a small bowl. Arrange apple slices like petals, slightly overlapping around the butter so that the the butter is still visible for the center of the flower. The nut/seed butter should act like glue to keep the apples in place while the top of the slices rest on the outer edge of the bowl.
- Stick sunflower seeds in the nut/seed butter center. Place the celery or cucumber vertically below the bowl for the stem. Arrange mint leaves for flower leaves around the stem. Enjoy!
Yield: Serves 1-2 children
Prep Time: 5 mins.
Cook time: 0 mins.
Total time: 5 mins.
Tags: snacks for kids, healthy food for kids, spring