Yummy Peanut Butter Snack Your Kids Will Love
Depending on their age, children also can make many snacks with little adult supervision, said Walsten, who coordinates the FNP's Kids a Cookin' program. Some of her after-school favorites include:
The important thing, Walsten said, is to have healthy ingredients in the kitchen so kids can fix a quick snack when the "munchies" hit..
More information about nutrition, cooking tips and recipes for children, and a link to a Spanish version are on the Kids a Cookin' Web site: www.kidsacookin.ksu.edu.
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1/4 cup quick or old fashioned oats
3/4 cup crisp rice cereal (save 1/2 cup to crush)
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine peanut butter, honey, dry milk, oats and 1/4 cup of the rice cereal.
2. Shape into 1-inch balls.
3. Put the remaining 1/2 cup rice cereal in a large resealable plastic bag and crush with hands.
4. Place peanut butter balls in bag and shake until balls are covered with cereal.
5. Store in covered container in the refrigerator.
Per serving (1 ball): 15g carbohydrates; <1g fiber; 4g protein; 3.5g of fat (0.5 grams saturated); 0mg cholesterol; 80mg sodium; 100 calories.
Peanuts represent one of the most common food allergies in children. To avoid an allergic reaction, it's always a good idea to tell kids who are visiting that this snack contains peanut butter. Even a touch or tiny bite of a food allergen can be harmful.
Not only will kids love the taste of this snack - it's really good for them! Peanut butter provides protein that helps build and repair body tissue. Honey, oats and cereal are carbohydrates, which provide energy. Nonfat dry milk is packed with calcium to help build strong bones. All this nutrition is rolled up into a easy, no-cook snack.