There is no doubt that kids live for summer. Pool parties, summer camp, and endless days in the park are all on the horizon. However, so are the days spent inside whining about how bored or hungry they are.
And as much as you love your kids, there is nothing worse than dealing with a kid who is sulking in a pool of their own bored tears. Kill two birds with one stone and have them help you out in the kitchen for a tasty snack they’ll totally love to make and eat this summer. Here are a few simple ideas:
Slice this mango provolone quesadilla up into strips about one-inch wide and serve with a side of strawberries. It will dance right across your kid's taste buds.
It doesn't get any easier (or more fun) than these fruity, chocolaty frozen treats on a stick. They're great as an after-school snack for the kids, or anytime you've got a large group of people to feed. Make sure to use firm-ripe bananas for this recipe.
"Pizza" doesn't get any easier than this. Using whole-wheat pita bread as the base cuts down on prep work and also gives a nutritional boost to this dish over pizza made with processed white flour. Ricotta, sweet grapes, and honey lend a savory-sweet contrast to each bite.
Here's a delicious, fun-to-make snack that's a great way to involve the kids in the kitchen. The best part is there's no actual cooking involved, so it's great for those sweltering summer days when turning on the stove seems like the last thing anyone would want to do.