Snacks

Looking for a simple, healthy, fun afternoon snack for the kids?  Then this is all you need…a container of Greek yogurt and a bowl full of strawberries!

First, wash the strawberries and cut the tops off of them.

Next, open the yogurt and mix thoroughly.  Then dip each strawberry into the yogurt to coat.

Place each coated strawberry on a tray covered with wax paper.

Place strawberries in the freezer for around 30 minutes or so.  Kids will love the cool frozen treat!

You can make these in mass quantities to leave in the freezer for a quick, healthy snack or even to use to make smoothies!  For a smoothie, just take the frozen yogurt covered strawberries and add a fresh banana and some juicy grapes to the blender.  No need for ice or any liquids.  Comes out cool, thick and the perfect consistency!

 

Frozen Yogurt Covered Strawberries
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Ingredients
  • fresh strawberries
  • Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Looking for a simple, healthy, fun afternoon snack for the kids? Then this is all you need...a container of Greek yogurt and a bowl full of strawberries!
  2. First, wash the strawberries and cut the tops off of them.
  3. Next, open the yogurt and mix thoroughly. Then dip each strawberry into the yogurt to coat.
  4. Place each coated strawberry on a tray covered with wax paper.
  5. Place strawberries in the freezer for around 30 minutes or so. Kids will love the cool frozen treat!
  6. You can make these in mass quantities to leave in the freezer for a quick, healthy snack or even to use to make smoothies! For a smoothie, just take the frozen yogurt covered strawberries and add a fresh banana and some juicy grapes to the blender. No need for ice or any liquids. Comes out cool, thick and the perfect consistency!

 

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These are amazing…you can’t just eat one!!!!  They are great just out of the oven, or reheated after being frozen!

 

Ingredients:

2 package rolls of crescent rolls (16 total)

4 oz. crumbled feta cheese

4 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese

3 oz. fresh baby spinach – washed and chopped

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

1 egg white – beaten

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Next, add the spinach and the cheeses to a large mixing bowl.

Then add the crushed red pepper flakes and stir well.

Unroll the crescent rolls and put a spoonful of the spinach mixture into the center of each and then re-roll into a crescent.

Move the crescents over to a 9×13 baking sheet.  Lightly brush the tops with egg whites.

Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the crescents are golden brown.  Remove from the oven and serve while still warm!

The leftover crescents can easily be stored in freezer-safe resealable plastic bags and popped into the freezer for a snack on another day!

 

Spinach and Cheese Crescent Rolls
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Recipe type: Rolls
Serves: 16
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Ingredients
  • 2 package rolls of crescent rolls (16 total)
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 oz. fresh baby spinach - washed and chopped
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 egg white - beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Next, add the spinach and the cheeses to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Then add the crushed red pepper flakes and stir well.
  3. Unroll the crescent rolls and put a spoonful of the spinach mixture into the center of each and then re-roll into a crescent.
  4. Move the crescents over to a 9x13 baking sheet. Lightly brush the tops with egg whites.
  5. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the crescents are golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve while still warm!
  6. The leftover crescents can easily be stored in freezer-safe resealable plastic bags and popped into the freezer for a snack on another day!

 

 

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This is a super yummy snack that will take care of your sweet tooth and is still a little on the healthier side!  Also makes a special after school snack for the kids!

 

Ingredients:

1 banana – cut into chips

peanut butter

milk chocolate

milk

 

First, cut up the banana into small chip sized pieces.

Next, using a knife, add peanut butter to each of the banana tops.  Place in the freezer for about an hour to harden up the banana, this makes it easier to dip.

After the bananas have frozen through, add water into a sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Place your chocolate into a large metal bowl, and place the bowl over top of the boiling water – this makes a homemade double boiler.

While the chocolate is beginning to melt, add a small bit of milk to make the chocolate a creaming, pour-able mixture.

After the chocolate has been melted to desired thickness, use a fork to dip the banana pieces into the chocolate and a spoon to completely coat each piece.

Place the chocolate covered bananas back on the baking sheet.  Once all have been covered, place back in the freezer for about an hour to harden the chocolate.

After the chocolate has hardened, enjoy these little mini bites as a snack or an after dinner treat!

Store the extras in a freezer ready plastic container to enjoy another day!

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Frozen Bananas Bites
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 1 banana - cut into chips
  • peanut butter
  • milk chocolate
  • milk
Instructions
  1. First, cut up the banana into small chip sized pieces.
  2. Next, using a knife, add peanut butter to each of the banana tops.  Place in the freezer for about an hour to harden up the banana, this makes it easier to dip.
  3. After the bananas have frozen through, add water into a sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Place your chocolate into a large metal bowl, and place the bowl over top of the boiling water - this makes a homemade double boiler.
  4. While the chocolate is beginning to melt, add a small bit of milk to make the chocolate a creaming, pour-able mixture.
  5. After the chocolate has been melted to desired thickness, use a fork to dip the banana pieces into the chocolate and a spoon to completely coat each piece.
  6. Place the chocolate covered bananas back on the baking sheet.  Once all have been covered, place back in the freezer for about an hour to harden the chocolate.
  7. After the chocolate has hardened, enjoy these little mini bites as a snack or an after dinner treat!
  8. Store the extras in a freezer ready plastic container to enjoy another day!

 

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I grew up with homemade banana bread and once I was old enough to cook, my mom passed along her banana bread recipe to me.  I love this recipe!  It smells amazing while baking and my own kids really love it!

 

Ingredients:

4 ripe bananas

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

3 tbsp milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

 

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Next step is to mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

Then it is time to add the milk, oil and vanilla.

Next add the eggs and mix together.

Last, it is time to add the bananas and mash them up completely into the mixture.

Once completely mixed, pour into individual greased tin loafs (this can also be baked in a large bread pan, just adjust the cooking time).

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tops of the loaves have browned and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Allow to cool and serve.

Any uneaten loaves can be individually sealed in plastic bags and popped into the freezer for a yummy homemade snack another time!

 

Banana Bread
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 8
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Ingredients
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Next step is to mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Then it is time to add the milk, oil and vanilla.
  3. Next add the eggs and mix together.
  4. Last, it is time to add the bananas and mash them up completely into the mixture.
  5. Once completely mixed, pour into individual greased tin loafs (this can also be baked in a large bread pan, just adjust the cooking time).
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the tops of the loaves have browned and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Allow to cool and serve.
  7. Any uneaten loaves can be individually sealed in plastic bags and popped into the freezer for a yummy homemade snack another time!

 

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