12 After-Camp Snacks Your Kids Can Make Themselves
It is never too soon to introduce your kids to cooking. Research shows that teaching kids to cook from a young age can positively affect their health when they are grown. Knowing how to prepare a snack means your children might reach for a few simple and healthy ingredients to make an after-camp treat rather than something pre-packaged and full of sugar.
This is an easy-to-make sushi snack that, well, isn’t sushi at all. This quick snack combines fresh bananas and peanut butter, neatly rolled in the topping of your choice to mimic a cute sushi roll that is a little easier for tiny hands to craft.
This chocolate mousse is kid-friendly, replacing the dangerous process of cooking sugar with a food processor and rich avocado for a light and creamy treat.
Shutterstock / Tobias Arhelger
Frozen Grape and Banana Skewers with Chocolate Drizzle
Kids love chocolate. Combine that with frozen fruit and you have an easy-to-make after-school snack that your kids will love. Once the chocolate is melted, let them tap into their inner Pollock to drizzle and splash the chocolate into a work of edible art.
Shutterstock / Vorontsova Anastasiia
Sometimes you just need some chocolate. This chocolate-almond smoothie has the taste of a candy bar without a lot of sugar. Your kids will love the taste, and you will love the diminished sugar high.
Kids love salsa, but switch it up by replacing the usual tomatoes with a mix of your child’s favorite fruits. Garnish with some chips and you have the perfect after-camp snack to share with the whole family.
Shutterstock / dersigne
Turkey Meatballs on a Stick
These might require a little parental help with the oven, but kids will love getting their hands dirty while mixing up the meatballs.