A Fun and Healthy Banana Snack for Children
Who doesn’t love caterpillars? Even the older children love this fun food craft that provides entertainment and a healthy banana snack.
We are reading a sweet book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, by Eric Carle. It is the inspiration for our treat in the kitchen. With allergies today, we work hard to avoid all of the anti-nutrients that children are given today! [see here]
With a chuckle from the kitchen, we have a lot of fun with sous chefs in our kitchen and I encourage the ideas, so long as the ingredients are real food.
Since bananas are a great source of potassium and fat, we add almond butter for high protein. Best if soaked and crisped. [see here]
Ingredients (use your imagination):
1 banana per child
A jar of organic peanut butter or almond butter (without sugar is best)
Raisins or Carob Chips for eyes
Organic shredded coconut (optional)
Dried Cherries for feet
Everyone washes their hands. Give every child a plate with a banana and a butter knife.
Cut banana into bite-size pieces. Spread peanut/ almond/ or coconut butter on the slice and press into the next banana piece until all slices are smeared with nut butter and the caterpillar sticks together.
Now place the dried cherries (or any fruit) on the sides for feet.
Put on the eyes. Sprinkle some shredded coconut on for a little furry caterpillar or for snow.
Sprinkle some shredded coconut on for a little furry caterpillar or for snow.
We hope to inspire you to have fun! We truly realize the importance for our family to eat healthy and enjoy it.
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