We all know how kids can be picky with food. Oh they can eat a lot sometimes, but don’t you wish your kids would eat more good food, like vegetables?
One of my missions this fall is to encourage my children to eat well as much as possible. This means I pack fruit and vegetables with their school lunches (cherry tomatoes and carrots are two favorites) and offer more fruits and veggies for after school snacks.
We all know about the classic celery and peanut butter snack with raisins – aka “ants on a log”. My kids love this easy snack and I love how they’re eating a vegetable and getting a little protein from the peanut butter.
But then we came up with a fun twist that my kids love even more. They actually beg for celery for a snack. How’s that for a winning snack?!
We make peanut butter and celery with Horizon Fruit Snacks as a fun topping!
My kids love fruit snacks (don’t all kids?) but most brands have corn syrup or dyes – things I don’t want to feed my kids, especially my oldest who has autism and reacts poorly to those artificial ingredients.
Horizon Fruit Snacks don’t have any artificial flavors or colors and it’s organic. It’s a snack I gladly offer my children.
Back to our fun celery and peanut butter snack with a twist!
Instead of the usual raisins, we decided to put Horizon Fruit Snacks on our celery and peanut butter snacks.
They loved putting the little cow fruit snacks on the peanut butter and also discovered, if they left it long enough, the cows would sink into the peanut butter like quick sand!
My kids absolutely love this fun snack and I love how much celery they eat now.
One packet of Horizon fruit snacks is enough for 3-4 celery and peanut butter sticks, so it works perfectly.
Our celery and peanut butter snack with a twist is something you can send to school with the kids or serve anytime at home. It’s one of those snacks I consider “Anytime Snacks” because it really is perfect for any time of the day.
Hint: for less mess, when packing for a school lunch, spoon the peanut butter into a snack zippered baggie with one corner cut off. When they’re ready to eat their snack at school, they simply squeeze the peanut butter onto the celery sticks, add their Horizon Fruit Snacks, and enjoy!
Note: if your child is nut-free or the school is, you can use sunbutter instead.
Don’t forget to pack convenient Horizon Organic milk boxes with your kids’ lunches for delicious organic milk on-the-go!
Looking for more great snacks for kids? Here’s how to make 3-Minute Strawberry Banana Ice Cream!
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