A Fun, Colorful & Healthy Snack for Kids

March 13, 2018

Implementing healthy eating habits for toddlers can be quite the challenge. Luckily, we have been fortunate enough that Owen loves just about everything in this photo. That being said we know the struggle of picky eaters and are always looking for unique ways to make eating healthy foods fun for him and painless for us parents.

If you’ve been following along for awhile you’ve seen that Wonderful Halos are one of our go tos for both snacks and DIYs for the entire family. Since these little mandarins are bursting with Pure Goodness they are perfect for snacks, recipes and crafts we thought why not combine all the ways we love to use them into one little activity for Owen.

I had so much fun putting this spread together you guys and Owen loved it.

I honestly didn’t expect it, but we spent so much time putting the fruits and veggies in their little “celery boats”, counting them, identifying colors and each and every item on the cutting board here. It felt like one of those mom wins, you know?

This is definitely something I would love to try on his next play date or whenever I’m on “snack-duty” to not only keep the kids entertained, but to provide a healthy alternative to traditional toddler snacks, that’s free of common allergens, require no advance preparation, and are a good value. Scroll through to snag our ingredients and instructions for this one.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of celery
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • ½ cup of hummus
  • Handful of blueberries
  • 2 Wonderful Halos mandarin oranges, peeled  
  • 1 green apple, sliced
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes
  • Handful of green, seedless grapes
  • ¼ cucumber, sliced

Instructions:

  • Wash and trim your celery, removing any leaves. Cut in half, horizontally.
  • Wash the rest of your fruit and veggies. Remove grapes from the vine, peel your Halos, and slice your cucumber and apple.
  • Create little fruit and veggie boats with your celery. Fill each piece with peanut butter or hummus.
  • Add your sliced cucumber and tomatoes to your celery boats filled with hummus (this is a great time to include your kiddos)!
  • Add your blueberries, Halos, sliced apples and grapes to your celery boats filled with peanut butter.
  • Enjoy!

This post was sponsored by Wonderful Halos.

Photography by Amy Frances.

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