Sometimes it is difficult to get kids to eat healthy. Eating organic fruits and vegetables is one way to maintain a healthy diet while being conscious of the environment. Look for certified organic fruits and foods to aid you in making snacks. Organic and healthy are not the same thing, but using healthy organic foods will give you the best of both worlds, and with a creative presentation you're sure to have snacks your children will love.
Ants on a Log
Ants on a log is a healthy snack food made of celery, peanut butter and raisins. Cut your organic celery into 4-inch stocks, coat with organic peanut butter, and place raisins on top to represent the ants. If your kids don't like celery, you can make a similar snack with organic apple slices and peanut butter.
Fruit skewers are simple to make. All you have to do is cut your pieces of organic fruit into bite-sized pieces and stab them onto a skewer stick. It is a safe idea to cut the sharp end of the skewer with a pair of scissors before serving. This will ensure that children don't gouge themselves, someone else or your furniture. Organic melons, strawberries, bananas, apples and grapes all work well because they can easily be cut to fit the skewers.
Banana pops make a good snack food during the day or at night as a dessert food. To make banana pops, simply put your organic banana on a stick or skewer, dip it in yogurt, and then coat it with your favorite toppings and freeze. You can coat your banana with whole grains, crushed nuts, or even crushed graham crackers or dehydrated fruit pieces.
Juice Ice Pops
Instead of serving your kids sugary ice pops, save money and try a healthy alternative. You can make ice pops using 100 percent organic fruit juice for a healthy snack that kids will think is dessert-sweet, but they contain only healthy sugars instead of added high-fructose corn syrup and aspartame. For this recipe you can either buy an ice pop kit or use one of your ice trays. To make them in an ice tray, simply fill the tray with fruit juice, cover it with plastic wrap, poke toothpicks into each of the cubes and freeze.
Pita and Hummus
For a quick snack, take out a tub of hummus dip and some organic pita bread. Cut your pita bread into little wedges and spread hummus on them. That's as easy as it gets, and it is a delicious and healthy snack. You can also find whole-wheat and tomato pita bread as well as hummus in an array of flavors.