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Healthy Snacks for kids from A to Z!

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130+ Healthy Snacks from A to Z

need ideas for snacks for kids? Check out 130+ healthy snack ideas for kids from A to Z!!
need ideas for snacks for kids? Check out 130+ healthy snack ideas for kids from A to Z!!

***This post has been rewritten from thatscalledlife.com, my first blog, I was the only writer for the blog, and it has since been taken down.

Do you need to find an alphabet snack for your child’s preschool or kindergarten class?

Or just want to teach your child about nutrition and the alphabet at the same time!?

Well, if you do, and you haven’t been on my site before; my girls and I went through an A to Z healthy snack challenge this past year!!

A 26 week challenge in which we on focused snacks starting with a different letter of the alphabet each week. (This was when my girls were 1 and 4 years old.) We came up with over 130 different snacks!!!

You can download a printable list of them all here!

The Snacks

If you don’t want to print out the snack list yet, and to help you save some time from having to go into each post to find out which snacks we had each week, I decided to put together a master list of all the snacks. If you want to know more about a snack we had for a specific week (for example, if we liked it or not); then you will have to go into that weeks post to find out (just click on the letter to get there). Or, you could always contact me if you have any questions about them.

Before you start reading off all of these snacks, I do want to let you know that even though we enjoyed, and even found some new favorite foods; some of the snacks we tried were not all that great. If you want to know which snacks we enjoyed and which ones we did not, simply click on the letter to go to that weeks post to find out.

(And, as I add my own recipes to this site, I’ll update the posts as needed and add links to the recipes here!)

A

  1. Apples with cinnamon
  2. Surprisingly Delicious Apple Muffins
  3. Apples with peanut butter
  4. Avocado and tomato sandwich
  5. Homemade applesauce

B

  1. Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
  2. Banana Bread or Banana, Berries, and Peanut Butter
  3. Banana with Peanut Butter and Toppings, such as Raisins
  4. Berry Chia Smoothie
  5. Berry Popsicles
  6. Blue Berry Muffins

C

  1. Carrots and Celery with Peanut Butter
  2. Carrot Celery Nutri Blast
  3. Carrot Raisin Muffins
  4. Clementines
  5. Cucumber Sandwiches
  6. Cantaloupe
  7. Chickpea Cookies

D

  1. Diced Veggie Vegan Burritos
  2. Delicious Fresh Juice
  3. Dried Cranberry Muffins
  4. Date Shake
  5. Date and Cashew Bars

E

  1. Eggplant Chips
  2. Ears of Corn
  3. Eggplant Pizza
  4. Edamame
  5. Eggplant Fries

F

  1. Fruit Salad
  2. Avocado Dark Chocolate Fudge
  3. Fugi Apple Dessert in a Mug
  4. Fig Newtons
  5. Frozen Banana Mini Sandwiches

G

  1. Green Grapes
  2. Grapefruit
  3. Grape Juice
  4. Golden Raisin Cookies
  5. Green Pepper with Hummus

H

  1. Hummus with Veggies
  2. Honeydew
  3. Honeycrisp Apple
  4. Honeydew Mango Smoothie
  5. Honeycrisp Apple Cookies

I

  1. Italian Bread
  2. Ice Cream (vegan)
  3. Insect snack
  4. Ice pops
  5. Ice cube (flavored)

J

  1. Juice
  2. Juice Pops
  3. Jam
  4. Jam Muffins
  5. Jalapeno Muffins

K

  1. Kale Smoothie
  2. Kiwi
  3. Kale and Veggie Pizza
  4. Kale Chips
  5. Kiwi Smoothie

L

  1. Lemon Cookies
  2. Little Candy Apples
  3. Lime Nice Cream
  4. Lemonade
  5. Lime-Strawberry Drink

M

  1. Mango
  2. Mango Jam
  3. Muffins
  4. Mango Coconut Ice Cream
  5. Melon

N

  1. Nectarines
  2. Nuts (mixed)
  3. No Bake Apple Bites
  4. Nuggets (home made chickpea)
  5. Nachos (apple)

O

  1. Oranges
  2. Oatmeal with Apple
  3. Owl snack
  4. Orange Creamsicle
  5. Octopus snack

P

  1. Papaya
  2. Plums
  3. Peaches
  4. Pears
  5. Pineapple

Q

  1. Quinoa Mini Blondies
  2. Quick Mini Pizzas
  3. Quick Blueberry Muffins
  4. Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
  5. Quesadillas (Vegan)

R

  1. Red Peppers
  2. Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad
  3. Rainbow
  4. Red Grapes
  5. Raspberries

S

  1. Strawberries
  2. Sweet Potato
  3. Smoothie
  4. Salad
  5. Strawberry Milkshake

T

  1. Tangerines
  2. Tomatoes
  3. Toast with Avocado
  4. Tiny Pancakes
  5. Tortilla Chips with Fruit Dip

U

  1. Unbelievably Delicious Muffins
  2. Unicorn Snack
  3. Under the Sea
  4. Umbrella Snack
  5. Unicycle Snack

V

  1. Vegan Pancakes
  2. Vegan French Toast
  3. Very Vanilla Nice Cream
  4. Veggie Fries
  5. Vegetables

W

  1. Watermelon
  2. Wedges (potato wedges)
  3. Watermelon Strawberry Drink
  4. Whipped Coconut Cream
  5. Waffles

X

  1. Xigua Popsicles
  2. The Letter X
  3. Xylocarp Cupcakes
  4. Xylophone Snack
  5. X-ray Snack

Y

  1. Yogurt
  2. Yellow Pepper
  3. Yellow Squash Muffins
  4. Yellow Fruit
  5. Yellow Squash

Z

  1. Zucchini Muffins
  2. Zucchini Bread
  3. Zucchini Cake
  4. Ziti in a Cup
  5. Zucchini in Sauce

I hope you enjoyed the convenience of my master list of healthy snacks from A to Z. It was an adventure of a challenge, with a lot of new foods and new recipes tried!

Between this challenge and all the documentaries I watch about eating well; I hope my daughters will grow up eating well without even realizing it! So many people go through life simply eating whatever snacks they want without realizing most pre packaged foods don’t have any nutritional value to the!

My girls are growing up with snacks that have plenty of nutritional value and snacks that are fun!

Comment below if you have any other snack ideas for any letter of the alphabet. I’ll update my list with your suggestion(as long as it’s healthy and mostly plant based!). And, don’t forget to share this with friends and family!

Or, if you want an amazing bundle to help yourself and children be healthy, check out this bundle I created specifically for busy moms who want their children to eat better!

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Other Related Posts:

10 Amazingly Healthy Things You Can Make with a Nutribullet

 12 Ways to Get Veggies into a Childs Diet

13 of the BEST After School Snacks for Kids

And, don’t forget to check out the individual alphabet snacks posts above!

5 Snacks For Kids That Start With The Letter Z

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***This post has been rewritten from thatscalledlife.com, my first blog, I was the only writer for the blog, and it has since been taken down.

Do you have trouble getting your children to eat healthy snacks throughout the day?

Or have trouble coming up with healthy snacks for your kids?

I used to!

With my girls being picky eaters, especially my 5 year old; I’ve realized how truly difficult it is to have my girls eat healthy snacks. That’s why this past year my two girls and I had an A to Z healthy snack challenge.

Over 26 weeks we came up with over 130 healthy snacks to eat. Some of the snacks immediately became favorite snacks that we all want to have on hand, while others weren’t so great. (It may have been a recipe I found, or the fact that it was the first time I tried making it. Don’t give up on the ones that didn’t work for us!)

Let’s have a look back on those 26 weeks, one letter at a time! With each letter, will come at least 5 healthy snacks. So, if you’re looking for snacks for your kids at home, or snacks to bring in to your childs school that starts with a specific letter; you’ve come to the right place!

Snacks that Start with Z

This past week we focused on the letter Z; the last week for our healthy A to Z snack challenge. The last week that I’ll have to write out my meal plan to include snacks that start with a certain letter of the alphabet. This challenge was fun, but also, at times, an actual challenge.

If you would like to check out snacks starting with the other letters of the alphabet that come before Z. Go here to check out letter Y, or head over to the A to Z series homepage!

 

Zucchini Muffins

On Monday I made Zucchini Muffins. I used the same recipe that I used for the yellow squash muffins; just switched out the vegetable, again. These were much better with zucchini, rather than with yellow squash and both my daughters would agree. It’s not in the picture, but I did make some icing for these, as well. I know it’s not the healthiest, but I bought the ingredients for the icing for Wednesday’s snack. And, my older daughter asked me to make some for the top of these. They did taste better with the icing!

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Zucchini Bread

On Tuesday I made zucchini bread. And, I must have done something right. I had to make two loafs because my husband even loved it! My girls and I liked it, too!. But, it’s a big deal when my husband likes something I make; it doesn’t happen very often. I think the raisins I put in it may have helped. Tuesday’s snack was a success!

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Zucchini Cake

On Wednesday I made Zucchini cake with lemon icing. Unlike on Monday when I made regular icing, my older daughter did not like the lemon icing. So, that kind of ruined this whole snack for her; she still ate it, though. My younger daughter loved this, and I enjoyed it, as well. It was best the first day we had it. After the first day it did get a little soggy. But, that’s not to say it went to waste, we still ate it.

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Ziti in a Cup

On Thursday I wanted to make vegan ziti in a cup, so I did. I searched for a recipe online and couldn’t find one I liked, and that I had all the ingredients for; so, I made my own. It was delicious! My older daughter told me that she didn’t like this because she doesn’t like anything I cook. But, she still ate it. Sometimes you just have to play a game (don’t you dare eat it!) in order to get a child to admit they like something. My 20 month old absolutely loved this. She ate two full cups of it, as a snack!

If you are going to make these I would recommend using silicone baking cups, or I would assume that ramekins would work as well. I’ve only used my baking cups, so I’m not sure how they would turn out. I would not recommend using a regular muffin tin, though.  I’ll post the recipe on my site at a later date, and I’ll also update this post with the link once posted!

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Zucchini in Sauce

On Friday I made zucchini in sauce, or italian zucchini. It is super simple to make; just cook some zucchini til it’s soft, not soggy, then drain and add some marinara sauce. It works as a snack or a side dish. I love it and so does my 20 month old, my older daughter didn’t like it that much. She claims she doesn’t like sauce, so I wasn’t too shocked she didn’t like this.

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Alright, so I did a bit of baking this week, and a lot of eating baked goods. In my defense, they were good and contained a vegetable, my girls loved them, too! But, to sum up this past week with a list,

5 SNACKS THAT START WITH  Z

  1. Zucchini Muffins
  2. Zucchini Bread
  3. Zucchini Cake
  4. Ziti in a Cup
  5. Zucchini in Sauce

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Please share if you found this useful. Go ahead and try this challenge out yourself with your kids; we all know it can be a challenge to get our children eating healthy, and the more options we have to choose from, the more we can all be successful at finding something they will actually eat!!

It’s easier to show them how delicious fruits and veggies are now, than waiting til they’re older and hoping they will eat healthy. This is something we need to teach them and lead by example with.

If you would like to find out all of the other snacks we had on this challenge, from the rest of the alphabet, you can:

Leave a comment with other snacks that start with Z.

Or, if you want an amazing bundle to help yourself and children be healthy, check out this bundle I created specifically for moms who want their children to eat better!


Other Related Posts:

10 Amazingly Healthy Things You Can Make with a Nutribullet

 12 Ways to Get Veggies into a Childs Diet

13 of the BEST After School Snacks for Kids

5 Snacks For Kids That Start With The Letter Y

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***This post has been rewritten from thatscalledlife.com, my first blog, I was the only writer for the blog, and it has since been taken down.

Do you have trouble getting your children to eat healthy snacks throughout the day? Or have trouble coming up with those healthy snacks? I used to. With my girls being picky eaters, especially my 5 year old; I’ve realized how truly difficult it is to have my girls eat healthy snacks. That’s why this past year my two girls and I had an A to Z healthy snack challenge.

Over 26 weeks we came up with over 130 healthy snacks to eat. Some of the snacks immediately became favorite snacks that we all want to have on hand, while others weren’t so great. (It may have been a recipe I found, or the fact that it was the first time I tried making it. Don’t give up on the ones that didn’t work for us!)

Let’s have a look back on those 26 weeks, one letter at a time! With each letter, will come at least 5 healthy snacks. So, if you’re looking for snacks for your kids at home, or snacks to bring in to your childs school that starts with a specific letter; you’ve come to the right place!

Letter Y

This past week we focused on the letter Y. I didn’t have to be as creative this past week with snacks, but it was still a slight challenge coming up with snacks that start with the letter Y. I thought I was going to have to be creative with the names of my snacks; I had ‘yummy vegan cheesecake’ on my list at first. Then I realized how many other different snacks I could come up with y that weren’t so rough on the wallet.

If you would like to catch up with the other letters of the alphabet that have been accomplished with this challenge so far, you can. Go here to check out letter X if you missed that, or head over to the A to Z series homepage!

Yogurt

On Monday we had yogurt, we don’t usually have yogurt in our diet. My girls tried both kinds pictured, I only had the silk. It’s really difficult to find yogurt that is low in sugar, even the siggi’s has 8 grams. That’s 2 full teaspoons of sugar in that little container, and the silk is even worse when it comes to sugar. My girls like both kinds of yogurt- no surprise there with the amount of sugar in them. But, this isn’t going to be a snack we get every week, just once in awhile.

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Yellow Pepper

On Tuesday I sliced up a yellow pepper. My older daughter told me it was gross, and my younger daughter threw it on the floor when I gave it to her. I guess I can’t blame them too much, I’m not big on eating peppers raw and by themselves, either. So, this pepper went to a better use, after I tried it. I made my diced veggie vegan burritos with this yellow pepper. My girls and I liked that! We still have leftovers from it, that we’ll be eating today for lunch!

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Yellow Squash Muffins

On Wednesday I made yellow squash muffins. I found a zucchini muffin recipe and substituted yellow squash in for the zucchini. They turned out alright, and my girls ate it, but I should have squeezed more water out of the shredded squash before adding it into the mixture. In my own opinion they were a little soggy. Still good. Just a little soggy.

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Yellow Fruit

On Thursday I gave my girls and myself some yellow fruit. This included bananas(my husband calls us monkeys because myself and my girls could eat these every single day), pineapple, peaches, and mangoes. And, I know mangoes aren’t that yellow, but my older daughter begged for them to be apart of this snack. I’m pretty sure mangoes are her favorite fruit, especially frozen ones that are warmed up. They really do taste amazing, and they’re a bit cheaper than buying them fresh.

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Yellow Squash

On Friday I attempted to saute yellow squash. It didn’t go over so well with my girls, or myself for that matter. Earlier this day I cooked up some tofu in almost the exact same way, and they absolutely loved it. My older daughter dipped it in ketchup, but she still loved it. And, that was my first time attempting tofu in a few years; I even liked it! So, the tofu was a success; the squash, not so much.

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To sum up this past week with a list,

5 SNACKS THAT START WITH THE LETTER Y

  1. Yogurt
  2. Yellow Pepper
  3. Yellow Squash Muffins
  4. Yellow Fruit
  5. Yellow Squash

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Please share if you found this useful. Go ahead and try this challenge out yourself with your kids; we all know it can be a challenge to get our children eating healthy, and the more options we have to choose from, the more we can all be successful at finding something they will actually eat!!

It’s easier to show them how delicious fruits and veggies are now, than waiting til they’re older and hoping they will eat healthy. This is something we need to teach them and lead by example with.

If you would like to find out all of the other snacks we had on this challenge, from the rest of the alphabet, you can:

Leave a comment with other snacks that start with the letter Y. And, don’t forget to check out snacks that start with the letter Z!


Or, if you want an amazing bundle to help yourself and children be healthy, check out this bundle I created specifically for moms who want their children to eat better!

Other Related Posts:

10 Amazingly Healthy Things You Can Make with a Nutribullet

 12 Ways to Get Veggies into a Childs Diet

13 of the BEST After School Snacks for Kids

5 Snacks For Kids That Start With The Letter X

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***This post has been rewritten from thatscalledlife.com, my first blog, I was the only writer for the blog, and it has since been taken down.

Do you have trouble getting your children to eat healthy snacks throughout the day?

Or have trouble coming up with healthy snacks for your kids?

I used to!

With my girls being picky eaters, especially my 5 year old; I’ve realized how truly difficult it is to have my girls eat healthy snacks. That’s why this past year my two girls and I had an A to Z healthy snack challenge.

Over 26 weeks we came up with over 130 healthy snacks to eat. Some of the snacks immediately became favorite snacks that we all want to have on hand, while others weren’t so great. (It may have been a recipe I found, or the fact that it was the first time I tried making it. Don’t give up on the ones that didn’t work for us!)

Let’s have a look back on those 26 weeks, one letter at a time! With each letter, will come at least 5 healthy snacks. So, if you’re looking for snacks for your kids at home, or snacks to bring in to your childs school that starts with a specific letter; you’ve come to the right place!

Snacks that Start with X

This past week we focused on the letter X. I had to be pretty creative this week, as you could probably guess. I also learned that some regular fruits have different names that start with the letter X. So, that certainly helped with coming up with snacks this past week. Keep reading to find out which fruits have a second name that start with the letter X!

If you would like to catch up with the other letters of the alphabet that have been accomplished with this challenge so far, you can. Go here to check out letter W if you missed that, or head over to the A to Z series homepage!

 

Xigua Popsicles

On Monday I made xigua popsicles. Well, I actually made them Sunday night so they could freeze overnight. And, don’t worry, xigua is simply another name for watermelon. So, these popsicles were delicious!! Both my daughters and myself loved them. My older daughter dipped hers in the smoothie she had, though. She said it tasted better that way. We only have two popsicle molds, so I only had a chance to try them. But, they tasted like how you would think a watermelon flavored popsicle should taste; it was sooo good! If you have a ton of xigua I absolutely recommend making these! They are super simple to make, honestly. All you have to do is blend watermelon, put the liquid in a popsicle mold, and freeze; that’s it!

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The Letter X

On Tuesday I made an X with carrots and my older daughter asked for peanut butter with it. It was kind of a lazy day when it came to our snack. Sometimes we need a lazy day. Neither of my daughters liked the raw baby carrots; I didn’t either. I ended up cooking them, then they ate them, along with the peanut butter. (I never have trouble getting them to eat peanut butter, though. My older daughter asks for peanut butter on a spoon…all the time.) I guess my daughters are like me when it comes to raw veggies like carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower; they can’t be raw, need to be cooked.

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Xylocarp Cupcakes

On Wednesday I made xylocarp cupcakes. No reason to be intimidated by the word xylocarp, it’s simply what a fruit with a wood-like outer part is called. So, if it makes you feel better, you can call these coconut cupcakes. These were absolutely delicious! Which was amazing because I didn’t follow a recipe; I simply measured ingredients before pouring them in and wrote down the amounts I used. I did the same thing with the frosting, which may be even better than the cupcakes. My recipe is also 100% vegan!!! I’ll post the recipe on my site at a later date and update this post when I do!

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Xylophone Snack

On Thursday I made a xylophone snack out of produce. My girls loved this!. My older daughter was super excited that her snack looked like a xylophone, but then didn’t really want to eat it. So, my younger daughter ended up eating most of this snack, and she loved it, especially the tiny grapes! My older daughter did eat the banana, after I cut it up into slices for her. As you can see, this is a very simple snack that you can use pretty much any fruit or veggie for. And, if you are thinking about using this as a preschool snack, I’m sure you could make it prettier, or smaller or larger. It’s completely customizable.

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X-ray Snack

On Friday I made an x-ray snack for my girls. My older daughter doesn’t like eating the crust from her peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, so I got the idea for the frame of the x-ray from that. Then simply made the bones from an apple. This is another snack that my older daughter thought was super cool but didn’t want to eat. My younger daughter enjoyed it, though.

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To sum up this past week with a list,

5 SNACKS THAT START WITH X

  1. Xigua Popsicles
  2. The Letter X
  3. Xylocarp Cupcakes
  4. Xylophone Snack
  5. X-ray Snack

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Please share if you found this useful. Go ahead and try this challenge out yourself with your kids; we all know it can be a challenge to get our children eating healthy, and the more options we have to choose from, the more we can all be successful at finding something they will actually eat!!

It’s easier to show them how delicious fruits and veggies are now, than waiting til they’re older and hoping they will eat healthy. This is something we need to teach them and lead by example with.

If you would like to find out all of the other snacks we had on this challenge, from the rest of the alphabet, you can:

Leave a comment with other snacks that start with the letter X. And, don’t forget to check out snacks that start with the letter Y!


Or, if you want an amazing bundle to help yourself and children be healthy, check out this bundle I created specifically for moms who want their children to eat better!

Other Related Posts:

10 Amazingly Healthy Things You Can Make with a Nutribullet

 12 Ways to Get Veggies into a Childs Diet

13 of the BEST After School Snacks for Kids

5 Snacks For Kids That Start With The Letter W

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***This post has been rewritten from thatscalledlife.com, my first blog, I was the only writer for the blog, and it has since been taken down.

Do you have trouble getting your children to eat healthy snacks throughout the day?

Or have trouble coming up with healthy snacks for your kids?

I used to!

With my girls being picky eaters, especially my 5 year old; I’ve realized how truly difficult it is to have my girls eat healthy snacks. That’s why this past year my two girls and I had an A to Z healthy snack challenge.

Over 26 weeks we came up with over 130 healthy snacks to eat. Some of the snacks immediately became favorite snacks that we all want to have on hand, while others weren’t so great. (It may have been a recipe I found, or the fact that it was the first time I tried making it. Don’t give up on the ones that didn’t work for us!)

Let’s have a look back on those 26 weeks, one letter at a time! With each letter, will come at least 5 healthy snacks. So, if you’re looking for snacks for your kids at home, or snacks to bring in to your childs school that starts with a specific letter; you’ve come to the right place!

Snacks that Start with W

This past week we focused on the letter W. And, I’m glad this past week was focused on W because there was a sale on watermelon last weekend!! It seems like every week there’s an amazing sale on a different type of fruit! A couple weeks ago I was able to get 18 oz of blueberries for $2.77, the next week 3 pounds of grapes for a little over $3, and this past week; a 16 pound watermelon for $4!! Even after this past week with snacks we still have a ton of watermelon left; all cut up and ready to eat!

If you would like to catch up with the other letters of the alphabet that have been accomplished with this challenge so far, you can. Go here to check out letter V if you missed that, or head over to the A to Z series homepage!

 

Watermelon

On Monday I cut up our watermelon; all 16 pounds of it!! Luckily, it was delicious; myself and daughters had a bowl each of the delicious watermelon. Well, they had their watermelon in bowls, I kind of just ate pieces of it while I was cutting it up. Which, in my opinion, is the best way to eat it; it saves time and I don’t have to hear my kids whine because I actually sat down to eat at the table. Oh, and just in case you were wondering; a 16 pound watermelon produces a lot of pieces of watermelon. We have been eating it all week long, and we still have to eat this next week too, probably all week!

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Wedges (potato wedges)

On Tuesday I made wedges for a snack; potato wedges. One thing we always keep in the house as a staple is potatoes, usually white, red, or sweet potatoes. They go great as a side to many different meals and make great snacks, as well. There’s so many different things you can do with them, too. Last week I made fries with them, this week I made wedges with them. My older daughter loved these and so did I. My younger daughter tried them, but I don’t think she ate more than a bite or 2. She’ll eat salad with me now and gobble up broccoli, but doesn’t like potato wedges.

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Watermelon Strawberry Drink

On Wednesday I hit another win for everyone; I made a watermelon strawberry drink! It was so simple to make; I blended watermelon in my nutribullet til it was all liquid, then added about 5 frozen strawberries and some lemon juice and blended again. The results were better than I had thought they would be. I loved it! So did both of my daughters! When I asked my 4 year what she thought of it; she gave it a thumbs up times 10, and she told me it was delicious. My younger daughter drank it, which is enough to tell that she likes something.

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Whipped Coconut Cream

On Thursday I attempted to make whipped coconut cream. As you can see from the picture; it didn’t turn out as it should’ve, or how I had hoped it would have. It was supposed to actually look like whipped cream, at least according to the recipe, and the picture that went with the recipe I followed. I still have some coconut cream left, so I will make another attempt at this; possibly with a different recipe. What I had tried of it was too sweet. My older daughter absolutely loved it, though. I couldn’t really tell if my younger daughter liked it or not, she didn’t try it til we had our Friday snack.

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I have been able to come up with a chocolate frosting made with coconut cream since this week in the challenge, it’s going to be in with my vegan cupcake recipe, I’ll update this post when I have that recipe posted on my site!

Waffles

On Friday I made waffles; awesome spiderman waffles! My older daughter loves it whenever I make these. My younger daughter, on the other hand, isn’t always a fan. I even put some of the attempt at whipped coconut cream on it to see if that would help her like it more. She tried a couple pieces, but it was still difficult to tell if she liked it or not. My older daughter loved these even more with the whipped coconut cream. I enjoyed these, too, but with maple syrup, not the whipped coconut cream(if you can even call it whipped).

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To sum up this past week with a list,

5 SNACKS THAT START WITH W

  1. Watermelon
  2. Wedges (potato wedges)
  3. Watermelon Strawberry Drink
  4. Whipped Coconut Cream
  5. Waffles

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Please share if you found this useful. Go ahead and try this challenge out yourself with your kids; we all know it can be a challenge to get our children eating healthy, and the more options we have to choose from, the more we can all be successful at finding something they will actually eat!!

It’s easier to show them how delicious fruits and veggies are now, than waiting til they’re older and hoping they will eat healthy. This is something we need to teach them and lead by example with.

If you would like to find out all of the other snacks we had on this challenge, from the rest of the alphabet, you can:

Leave a comment with other snacks that start with the letter W. And, don’t forget to check out snacks that start with the letter X!


Or, if you want an amazing bundle to help yourself and children be healthy, check out this bundle I created specifically for moms who want their children to eat better!

Other Related Posts:

10 Amazingly Healthy Things You Can Make with a Nutribullet

 12 Ways to Get Veggies into a Childs Diet

13 of the BEST After School Snacks for Kids

5 Snacks For Kids That Start With The Letter V

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***This post has been rewritten from thatscalledlife.com, my first blog, I was the only writer for the blog, and it has since been taken down.

Do you have trouble getting your children to eat healthy snacks throughout the day?

Or have trouble coming up with healthy snacks for your kids?

I used to!

With my girls being picky eaters, especially my 5 year old; I’ve realized how truly difficult it is to have my girls eat healthy snacks. That’s why this past year my two girls and I had an A to Z healthy snack challenge.

Over 26 weeks we came up with over 130 healthy snacks to eat. Some of the snacks immediately became favorite snacks that we all want to have on hand, while others weren’t so great. (It may have been a recipe I found, or the fact that it was the first time I tried making it. Don’t give up on the ones that didn’t work for us!)

Let’s have a look back on those 26 weeks, one letter at a time! With each letter, will come at least 5 healthy snacks. So, if you’re looking for snacks for your kids at home, or snacks to bring in to your childs school that starts with a specific letter; you’ve come to the right place!

Snacks that Start with V

This past week we focused on the letter V. I didn’t have to be as creative this past week with snacks, but it was still a slight challenge coming up with snacks that start with the letter V. The rest of the alphabet is probably going to be at least as challenging; I still have X and Z!!

If you would like to catch up with the other letters of the alphabet that have been accomplished with this challenge so far, you can. Go here to check out letter U if you missed that, or head over to the A to Z series homepage!

 

Vegan Pancakes

On Monday I made vegan pancakes, not for breakfast, but as a snack. Well, we had them for breakfast through out the week, too. But, that’s just because I always make more than what we can eat and then freeze them so we can have some without me having to stand over the stove for an hour making them again. So, if you’re looking for a quick snack and don’t already have these made up, I wouldn’t recommend these. But, they are delicious and my girls and I absolutely love them, especially with warmed peaches on top. So, if you have the time, they are worth it!!

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Vegan French Toast

On Tuesday I attempted to make vegan french toast. Now, I have tried this in the past and they turned out horribly, and unfortunately, that happened again. I seem to always use a recipe that calls for banana and milk. Next time I attempt these I’m going to have to find a recipe that either; doesn’t use banana or find one that uses tofu. We were able to eat these, but they were not great. My daughters completely agreed with me. My younger daughter put them in the cup holder on her tray in her highchair (which is where she now puts food that she is done with, yay!! she doesn’t throw as much on the floor anymore) and my older daughter only had 1 piece and did not ask for anymore. Let me know if you have a recipe for vegan french toast that’s more than simply tolerable, I would really appreciate it and so would my girls!

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Very Vanilla Nice Cream

On Wednesday I made very vanilla Nice cream in my food processor. This was actually the first time I used my food processor since moving, again, a little over a month ago. I also used it on Friday to make home made peanut butter because I had a jar of peanuts and no peanut butter and my 4 year old wanted peanut butter; she didn’t like the peanut butter I made, though. Her sister liked it! Both my girls loved the nice cream, and so did I!! I made it differently than usual. Of course there were bananas and soy milk and vanilla, but I also added a little bit of vanilla soy creamer. The creamer made the nice cream smoother and added a more vanilla flavor. It was delicious. I didn’t really measure anything out, so I don’t have an exact recipe for you, but you could always try to experiment with it. There’s not really much you can do to mess it up; if you add too much of one thing just add more of the other ingredients.

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Veggie Fries

On Thursday I made veggie fries. Really, they were just homemade fries that I made with potatoes; potatoes are veggies. I was going to make sweet potato fries but the sweet potato I had looked weird when I cut into it, so I used red potatoes instead. They were pretty good, don’t tell my husband, but they’re better than when he makes them. I also don’t use as much oil as he does, I only very lightly coat them. My older daughter enjoyed them with me. My younger daughter didn’t seem to really like them, she took one bite and then didn’t touch them again.

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Vegetables

On Friday I sauteed some veggies as a snack right before dinner. My girls were not impressed. They ate some of them, but they were a little disappointed in the snack because it wasn’t something super yummy. My younger daughter enjoyed these more so than my older daughter (whom I had to encourage to eat). We can’t always win when it comes to the food we make, and unfortunately, it doesn’t matter how long it takes to make the food or how difficult it is; if we don’t like it, we don’t like it, and we just wasted time, food, and money. But, at least we know now not to make it again, or to try making it differently next time.

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To sum up this past week with a list,

5 SNACKS THAT START WITH V

  1. Vegan Pancakes
  2. Vegan French Toast
  3. Very Vanilla Nice Cream
  4. Veggie Fries
  5. Vegetables

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Please share if you found this useful. Go ahead and try this challenge out yourself with your kids; we all know it can be a challenge to get our children eating healthy, and the more options we have to choose from, the more we can all be successful at finding something they will actually eat!!

It’s easier to show them how delicious fruits and veggies are now, than waiting til they’re older and hoping they will eat healthy. This is something we need to teach them and lead by example with.

If you would like to find out all of the other snacks we had on this challenge, from the rest of the alphabet, you can:

Leave a comment with other snacks that start with the letter V. And, don’t forget to check out snacks that start with the letter W!


Or, if you want an amazing bundle to help yourself and children be healthy, check out this bundle I created specifically for moms who want their children to eat better!

Other Related Posts:

10 Amazingly Healthy Things You Can Make with a Nutribullet

 12 Ways to Get Veggies into a Childs Diet

13 of the BEST After School Snacks for Kids

5 Snacks For Kids That Start With The Letter U

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***This post has been rewritten from thatscalledlife.com, my first blog, I was the only writer for the blog, and it has since been taken down.

Do you have trouble getting your children to eat healthy snacks throughout the day?

Or have trouble coming up with healthy snacks for your kids?

I used to!

With my girls being picky eaters, especially my 5 year old; I’ve realized how truly difficult it is to have my girls eat healthy snacks. That’s why this past year my two girls and I had an A to Z healthy snack challenge.

Over 26 weeks we came up with over 130 healthy snacks to eat. Some of the snacks immediately became favorite snacks that we all want to have on hand, while others weren’t so great. (It may have been a recipe I found, or the fact that it was the first time I tried making it. Don’t give up on the ones that didn’t work for us!)

Let’s have a look back on those 26 weeks, one letter at a time! With each letter, will come at least 5 healthy snacks. So, if you’re looking for snacks for your kids at home, or snacks to bring in to your childs school that starts with a specific letter; you’ve come to the right place!

Snacks that Start with U

This past week we focused on the letter U. This was a difficult letter, so I had to be a little creative this week. And, I’ll probably have to be this creative for the rest of the alphabet.

If you would like to catch up with the other letters of the alphabet that have been accomplished with this challenge so far, you can. Go here to check out letter T if you missed that, or head over to the A to Z series homepage!

 

Unbelievably Delicious Muffins

On Monday I made unbelievably delicious muffins. I call them this, but I could’ve also called them ‘unable to stop eating these muffins’! I made a double batch of healthy donut muffins and added apples to them because we all love apples. They didn’t last that long; I even tried freezing them. They froze well, but that doesn’t mean they lasted any longer; they disappeared within a few days. There were three of us eating them, though. I didn’t eat them all by myself; my older daughter ate about the same amount as I did. My younger daughter didn’t have as many as us, she still enjoyed the ones she did have, though!

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Unicorn Snack

On Tuesday I attempted to make a snack that looked like a unicorn. How’d I do? My older daughter didn’t think I did so well; after I took this picture she immediately took the banana ‘horn’ off and replaced it with an almond ‘horn’. My younger daughter didn’t care what it looked like, she did however enjoy the apple. Neither of them actually liked the almonds, though. And, more peanut butter was requested.

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Under the Sea

On Wednesday we had an under the sea snack! My girls loved this!! Especially my older daughter, her face lit right up when she saw this. And, my younger daughter has been obsessed with blueberries this past week. This was probably the second to best snack we had all week. Except, in my younger daughters opinion it was probably the best. This is a great snack to have for little ones, my older daughter had an easier time opening the banana when the top was split like a dolphins mouth. And, it’s super simple, just fruit!

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Umbrella Snack

On Thursday we had an umbrella picture snack. The bananas were the clouds, and they were the first to disappear, then the cashews and peanuts and oranges. Neither of my girls really liked the almonds or sunflower kernels. But, they did ask for more banana, cashews, and peanuts. My younger daughter absolutely loves cashews and peanuts. I know some people don’t like to give 18 month olds nuts, but she chews them well; I can’t give my four year old nuts without giving some to my 18 month old.

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Unicycle Snack

On Friday I attempted to make a unicycle snack…just like I attempted the unicorn snack. It didn’t turn out quite as I expected it to. But, it did still taste good and my girls still ate it. Though, there was some more peanut butter added to it after I took the picture, per my older daughters request, again. They were also given more cashews to have with it. So, I guess it was still a success even if it doesn’t look that great!

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To sum up this past week with a list,

5 SNACKS THAT START WITH U

  1. Unbelievably Delicious Muffins
  2. Unicorn Snack
  3. Under the Sea
  4. Umbrella Snack
  5. Unicycle Snack

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Please share if you found this useful. Go ahead and try this challenge out yourself with your kids; we all know it can be a challenge to get our children eating healthy, and the more options we have to choose from, the more we can all be successful at finding something they will actually eat!!

It’s easier to show them how delicious fruits and veggies are now, than waiting til they’re older and hoping they will eat healthy. This is something we need to teach them and lead by example with.

If you would like to find out all of the other snacks we had on this challenge, from the rest of the alphabet, you can:

Leave a comment with other snacks that start with the letter U. And, don’t forget to check out snacks that start with the letter V!


Or, if you want an amazing bundle to help yourself and children be healthy, check out this bundle I created specifically for moms who want their children to eat better!

Other Related Posts:

10 Amazingly Healthy Things You Can Make with a Nutribullet

 12 Ways to Get Veggies into a Childs Diet

13 of the BEST After School Snacks for Kids

5 Snacks For Kids That Start With The Letter T

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***This post has been rewritten from thatscalledlife.com, my first blog, I was the only writer for the blog, and it has since been taken down.

Do you have trouble getting your children to eat healthy snacks throughout the day?

Or have trouble coming up with healthy snacks for your kids?

I used to!

With my girls being picky eaters, especially my 5 year old; I’ve realized how truly difficult it is to have my girls eat healthy snacks. That’s why this past year my two girls and I had an A to Z healthy snack challenge.

Over 26 weeks we came up with over 130 healthy snacks to eat. Some of the snacks immediately became favorite snacks that we all want to have on hand, while others weren’t so great. (It may have been a recipe I found, or the fact that it was the first time I tried making it. Don’t give up on the ones that didn’t work for us!)

Let’s have a look back on those 26 weeks, one letter at a time! With each letter, will come at least 5 healthy snacks. So, if you’re looking for snacks for your kids at home, or snacks to bring in to your childs school that starts with a specific letter; you’ve come to the right place!

Snacks that Start with T

This past week we focused on the letter T. And, I have a feeling this is probably going to be the last ‘easy’ letter for this challenge. I’ll have to get a little (or, a lot) creative for the rest of the alphabet. That’s alright, though. I need to start working my creativity muscle.

If you would like to catch up with the other letters of the alphabet that have been accomplished with this challenge so far, you can. Go here to check out letter S if you missed that, or head over to the A to Z series homepage!

 

Tangerines

On Monday we had tangerines. Everyone here loves tangerines, or oranges or clementines! Whenever I get any of these I always grab a bag of them; I know they’ll disappear in a week, and it’s much cheaper than buying them individually! Plus, they almost lasted us all week, either as an extra snack or as a side to breakfast! Tangerines are a lot like clementines, as they are easy to peel and pull apart with out making a huge mess. My older daughter also learned how to peel the skin off of these all by herself this past week! Well, almost by herself, I had to poke a whole in it, but then she could do the rest. Some type of citrus is always a staple in our home, at least when they’re affordable, just like apples and bananas.

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Tomatoes

On Tuesday we had tomatoes, grape tomatoes; my older daughter thinks they are more grape than tomatoes, so she likes them! I think my younger daughter likes them whole, more so than cut up, she’s always reaching for the whole ones I haven’t had a chance to cut up yet. She’ll still eat them cut up, and I feel better about her eating them cut up. She eats them like candy, or well, grapes. My older daughter would actually rather them cut up, and on her salad. I’m so glad my girls like eating healthy. Though, my older daughter has told me that the only reason she eats salad is so she can have the croutons. But, if they will get her to eat salad, then I don’t see a problem with it.

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Toast with avocado

On Wednesday I made a couple loaves of garlic bread for toast, then I put some avocado on it for my girls. They loved it! Well, my older daughter really loved it, the two loaves of bread were gone in two days; my husband didn’t even get a chance to try it. My younger daughter ate the avocado off the toast and may have had a little bit of the bread, but not much; at least she ate the healthier part of the snack. I’m not a big fan of avocado, but I ate it anyways, with some extra garlic salt on top. I wish I had some tomatoes left from earlier this week.

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Tiny Pancakes

On Thursday I made tiny pancakes. I made so many of these that I thought for sure there would be leftovers; but nope, no leftovers at all. I made a full recipe worth of them, too. My 18 month old had a couple and then decided they were frisbees. My older daughter and I ate most of them. They were delicious!! They were also vegan and for the most part healthy; instead of eggs I used a mashed banana, and instead of regular veggie oil I used coconut oil.

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Tortilla Chips with Fruit Dip

On Friday I made cinnamon tortilla chips with strawberry and pineapple dip. These were really simple to make and my older daughter and I loved them. I also made something similar for my own wedding. My 18 month old was not impressed by them, she tried one bite and then threw it. All you have to do to make these is spread some butter on both sides of tortillas (I’d recommend earth balance butter if you’re vegan), cut them into small triangles and dip in brown sugar and cinnamon. Then bake them for about 10-12 minutes at 350° F. For the dip, I used frozen strawberries and pineapples, warmed them in the microwave and then blended. Super easy!

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To sum up this past week with a list,

5 SNACKS THAT START WITH T

  1. Tangerines
  2. Tomatoes
  3. Toast with Avocado
  4. Tiny Pancakes
  5. Tortilla Chips with Fruit Dip

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Please share if you found this useful. Go ahead and try this challenge out yourself with your kids; we all know it can be a challenge to get our children eating healthy, and the more options we have to choose from, the more we can all be successful at finding something they will actually eat!!

It’s easier to show them how delicious fruits and veggies are now, than waiting til they’re older and hoping they will eat healthy. This is something we need to teach them and lead by example with.

If you would like to find out all of the other snacks we had on this challenge, from the rest of the alphabet, you can:

Leave a comment with other snacks that start with the letter T. And, don’t forget to check out snacks that start with the letter U!


Or, if you want an amazing bundle to help yourself and children be healthy, check out this bundle I created specifically for moms who want their children to eat better!

Other Related Posts:

10 Amazingly Healthy Things You Can Make with a Nutribullet

 12 Ways to Get Veggies into a Childs Diet

13 of the BEST After School Snacks for Kids

5 Snacks For Kids That Start With The Letter S

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***This post has been rewritten from thatscalledlife.com, my first blog, I was the only writer for the blog, and it has since been taken down.

Do you have trouble getting your children to eat healthy snacks throughout the day?

Or have trouble coming up with healthy snacks for your kids?

I used to!

With my girls being picky eaters, especially my 5 year old; I’ve realized how truly difficult it is to have my girls eat healthy snacks. That’s why this past year my two girls and I had an A to Z healthy snack challenge.

Over 26 weeks we came up with over 130 healthy snacks to eat. Some of the snacks immediately became favorite snacks that we all want to have on hand, while others weren’t so great. (It may have been a recipe I found, or the fact that it was the first time I tried making it. Don’t give up on the ones that didn’t work for us!)

Let’s have a look back on those 26 weeks, one letter at a time! With each letter, will come at least 5 healthy snacks. So, if you’re looking for snacks for your kids at home, or snacks to bring in to your childs school that starts with a specific letter; you’ve come to the right place!

Snacks that Start with S

This past week we focused on the letter S for our snacks. This was probably one of the easier letters in the alphabet, so I’m thankful for that! I’m especially thankful because that was one easy thing for me this past week. One not so easy thing was that my 18 month old was trying to boycott her naps almost all week. She’d take a nap, but not til 3 or 4 in the afternoon, and that would ruin her going to bed by her bedtime. So, that has been a little stressful. At least our snacks have been easy and delicious!

If you would like to catch up with the other letters of the alphabet that have been accomplished with this challenge so far, you can. Go here to check out letter R if you missed that, or head over to the A to Z series homepage!

 

Strawberries

On Monday we had strawberries; we also had them on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and we’ll probably have them today, too. We all love strawberries, they’re cheap right now too, so that’s a plus! Lately, my 18 month old has not been wanting to get into her highchair to eat; these strawberries are the perfect bribe to get her in it. My older daughter and myself have really been enjoying the strawberries, too!

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Sweet Potato

On Tuesday we had sweet potatoes. We had them as a late afternoon snack that somewhat flooded into dinner. My younger daughter ate them all up plain. My older daughter requested a little brown sugar with hers, and if it’s going to get her to eat it, then why not. And yes, these were baked in the microwave, but they still tasted good. When you have little kids who are hungry, you can’t always wait for an oven to preheat, wait again to bake something it, and then wait one more time for the food to cool; that’s simply too much to ask of little kids.

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Smoothie

On Wednesday we had smoothies (made with my nutribullet), with spinach!! My girls usually always drink my smoothies. This smoothie was no exception! My younger daughter had a few sips before trying to throw it and my older daughter drank hers right up. To add in some extra nutrients I always add in chia seeds and flaxseeds to my smoothies. Not that the smoothies aren’t already healthy, but they add in a bit of omega-3’s and extra fiber. Plus, if I’m to have a smoothie with raspberries or blackberries, I have to have chia seeds in it, too. I’m not a big fan of the seeds from those berries.

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Salad

On Thursday we all split a salad for a snack. If you read last weeks’ post you’d know that we recently started eating salads in our home, and this habit has fortunately continued to this week. My younger daughter will only eat the tomatoes and cucumbers, but my older daughter and I ate up the rest. What isn’t shown in the picture are the croutons my older daughter eats on the side of her salad. She thinks those are the best part of the salad and thought it was silly when we didn’t have any croutons the week before for our salads.

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Strawberry Milkshake

On Friday we had strawberry milkshakes, or I should say nice cream. I guess I didn’t put enough milk in it, but that’s alright. This consistency makes it a lot easier to give it to my 18 month old and not find it 2 minutes later all over the floor. There were no complaints from my older daughter either, she loves when I make home made nice cream. Plus, I’d rather have them eat this than store bought ice cream.

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To sum up this past week with a list,

5 SNACKS THAT START WITH S

  1. Strawberries
  2. Sweet Potato
  3. Smoothie
  4. Salad
  5. Strawberry Milkshake

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Please share if you found this useful. Go ahead and try this challenge out yourself with your kids; we all know it can be a challenge to get our children eating healthy, and the more options we have to choose from, the more we can all be successful at finding something they will actually eat!!

It’s easier to show them how delicious fruits and veggies are now, than waiting til they’re older and hoping they will eat healthy. This is something we need to teach them and lead by example with.

If you would like to find out all of the other snacks we had on this challenge, from the rest of the alphabet, you can:

Leave a comment with other snacks that start with S. And, don’t forget to check out snacks that start with the letter T!


Or, if you want an amazing bundle to help yourself and children be healthy, check out this bundle I created specifically for moms who want their children to eat better!

Other Related Posts:

10 Amazingly Healthy Things You Can Make with a Nutribullet

 12 Ways to Get Veggies into a Childs Diet

13 of the BEST After School Snacks for Kids

5 Snacks For Kids That Start With The Letter R

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***This post has been rewritten from thatscalledlife.com, my first blog, I was the only writer for the blog, and it has since been taken down.

Do you have trouble getting your children to eat healthy snacks throughout the day?

Or have trouble coming up with healthy snacks for your kids?

I used to!

With my girls being picky eaters, especially my 5 year old; I’ve realized how truly difficult it is to have my girls eat healthy snacks. That’s why this past year my two girls and I had an A to Z healthy snack challenge.

Over 26 weeks we came up with over 130 healthy snacks to eat. Some of the snacks immediately became favorite snacks that we all want to have on hand, while others weren’t so great. (It may have been a recipe I found, or the fact that it was the first time I tried making it. Don’t give up on the ones that didn’t work for us!)

Let’s have a look back on those 26 weeks, one letter at a time! With each letter, will come at least 5 healthy snacks. So, if you’re looking for snacks for your kids at home, or snacks to bring in to your childs school that starts with a specific letter; you’ve come to the right place!

 

Snacks that Start with R

This week for our healthy snack challenge we focused on the letter R. And, after our long weekend(and week) of unpacking all our belongings into our new home, we also started focusing a little more on eating better. My older daughter and I started eating salads, which is so hard for me to believe! I haven’t really enjoyed a salad since before I became pregnant with my younger daughter. Just the thought of having one when pregnant with her turned me off. As for my older daughter, I have never been able to get her to eat any kind of lettuce before, but she said the romaine lettuce was one of her favorite parts; along with tomatoes and cucumbers. They were so delicious this past week, I’m hoping we can continue eating one a day.

If you would like to catch up with the other letters of the alphabet that have been accomplished with this challenge so far, you can. Go here to check out letter Q if you missed that, or head over to the A to Z series homepage!

 

Red Peppers

On Monday I sliced up a red pepper. I gave it to my girls raw….my older daughter wouldn’t eat it and my younger daughter tried it then started rubbing it on her feet. So, the rest of it is now chopped up into smaller pieces ready for any recipe or meal that calls for it. We may have it in some vegan quesadillas this weekend, or quinoa stew. I don’t blame them for not liking it plain, I tried it plain too, and I was not a fan.

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Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

On Tuesday it was the Fourth of July, so I had to make something Red, White, and Blue, so I made a simple fruit salad with strawberries, blueberries, and bananas. I loved it and my girls loved it! The amount in the bowl is only about a 5th of the amount I made and it was all gone in one sitting with everyone wanting more. But really, what’s not to like about it? Unless you’re one of those weird people (like my husband) who doesn’t like bananas, there’s nothing to not like in this simple snack.

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Rainbow

On Wednesday my older daughter became super excited when she saw me making this snack; we had a rainbow!! Neither of my girls would touch the red pepper, but the orange was gone (along with the other half not used) in just minutes. They also loved the banana, cucumber, and blueberries; not so much the red onion, we’ll save those for our salads. My girls have been awesome with trying all of these fruits and veggies, and all of the other ones we have tried over the past couple of months.

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Red Grapes

On Thursday we had red grapes. My girls love grapes!! Plus, they’re easy to eat, pack with us to go and are full of water, so it’s a win all around. I think the whole bag we bought was gone within 2 days, that’s how much they like them. I just wish they weren’t so expensive, if they were the same price as bananas per pound we would always have these in the home!

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RASPBERRIES

On Friday we had raspberries. My girls loved them, which is good because I’m not a big fan of raspberries. I can tolerate them, and can enjoy them in a smoothie with chia seeds and other fruits/veggies, but I don’t like the seeds in them when I eat them alone. My girls, however, love them. They make a mess with them, but they love them; it doesn’t matter if they are fresh, frozen, in a smoothie, or nice cream. This time we bought them frozen, my older daughter loves frozen berries. She would eat a whole bag of frozen berries at one time if I let her.

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This past week has been a hectic one, and delicious with all our snacks and starting to eat salads again. And, to sum up this past week’s snacks with a list,

5 SNACKS THAT START WITH R

  1. Red Peppers
  2. Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad
  3. Rainbow
  4. Red Grapes
  5. Raspberries

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Please share if you found this useful. Go ahead and try this challenge out yourself with your kids; we all know it can be a challenge to get our children eating healthy, and the more options we have to choose from, the more we can all be successful at finding something they will actually eat!!

It’s easier to show them how delicious fruits and veggies are now, than waiting til they’re older and hoping they will eat healthy. This is something we need to teach them and lead by example with.

If you would like to find out all of the other snacks we had on this challenge, from the rest of the alphabet, you can:

Leave a comment with other snacks that start with R. And, don’t forget to check out snacks that start with the letter S!


Or, if you want an amazing bundle to help yourself and children be healthy, check out this bundle I created specifically for moms who want their children to eat better!

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