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Monday, May 11, 2009

Tasty Tuesdays - Kids in the Kitchen

Tasty Tuesdays: Kids in the Kitchen

Your kids are home from school and they're starved. Sound familiar?

It seems like each and every day there's someone hanging on my legs begging for a snack to hold them over until dinner time. But the big question is...what in the world should I feed them that will fill up their tummies just a bit and yet won't spoil their dinner? Ugh.

I want healthy snacks that I can whip up in a flash...and I want the kids to be able to help prepare them too! That's when I turned to Kraft Foods. They have an incredible slew of recipes for kids, safety tips for cooking with kids and even a few ideas on how to burst that lunch box monotony we so often find ourselves in.

Here's just a few recipes and ideas that you can add to your repertoire of after school snacks for your staaaaaaaarving children...

Fruit and Cheese BitesWhat you need:
18 Triscuit Crackers
1 packages (16 oz.) of Cheddar Cheese
3 fresh strawberries, each cut into 3 slices
1 kiwi, peeled and cut into 9 pieces

SLICE the cheese into small squares (to fit the cracker).

TOP the crackers with the cheese.

ADD the fresh fruit slices on top of the cheese.


Turtle Cracker CritterWhat you need:
1 Deli Style American Cheese Slice, quartered
2 Ritz Cheese Crackers
1 cherry tomato half
5 small carrot or celery pieces
1 stuffed green olive slice

STACK cheese pieces on 1 of the crackers; cover with remaining cracker to make sandwich.

TOP with tomato half, cut side down.

ARRANGE carrots around crackers to form 4 "legs" and a "tail." Add olive slice for the "head."


Berry Lemonade Slush

What you need:
Country Time Lemonade Flavor Drink Mix (dry)
1/2 cup water
3 cups ice cubes
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries

MEASURE drink mix into cap to 1-qt. line (1/2 cup). Empty into blender container.

ADD remaining ingredients; cover. Blend on high speed 10 sec. Turn off blender. Stir with spoon; cover. Blend an additional 5 sec. or until smooth, using pulsing action.

SERVE immediately. Store leftover slush in freezer.


Cookies 'n Creme Pudding Pops
What you need:
1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) Jell-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
2 cups cold milk
6 Oreo Cookies
1⁄2 cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping

BEAT
pudding mix and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 minutes.

PLACE
cookies in resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Use rolling pin to crush cookies.

ADD
cookies and Cool Whip to pudding; stir just until blended.

SPOON
into 9 small paper or plastic cups.

INSERT
wooden pop stick or plastic spoon into each for handle. Freeze 5 hours or until firm.


All of these recipes would be great all throughout the summer too!
For more delicious kid-friendly, hunger bursting snacks from Kraft, click HERE.


Do you have a favorite kid-friendly snack you like to share with us?
Just leave a comment or link to your recipe...we'd love to have more great ideas from moms!

Kraft is also kicking off the season with Delicious Summer Savings! They are offering over $50 in coupons for your favorite Kraft Foods. Hurry over HERE to print them off. Quantity of coupons is limited...so don't miss out!

1 comment:

ParentingPink said...

These are great recipes! My girls will love those slushies! Found your blog via Twitter!