Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kid Snacks - Peanut Butter Bananas

So I am always looking for snack ideas for my daughter.  It is way too easy to grab a bag or box of something.  Even when that something is marked "organic", if it is highly packaged, it probably has the nutritional value of paste.

My first attempt was the classic "ants-on-a-log" with peanut butter stuffed celery topped with raisins, craisins, or chocolate chips. My daughter loves peanut butter so I thought it would be a winner.  But I was wrong.  The first thing she said was, "I don't like celery."  And the complete lack of eating pretty much proved that to be a fact.  Too bad I didn't take a picture though, they came out rather lovely I thought.

So my second attempt was peanut butter on banana slices topped with chocolate chips along with some strawberries.  I thought these were super yummy.  My husband thought they were super yummy.  My daughter said, "I don't like bananas."  Sigh.

That is when I remembered that she really never did eat bananas. How does one forget this?  Even as an infant she would not touch baby food with banana in it.  On a rare occasion now she will have a few bites of banana but apparently this was not one of those days.

But if you have a normal child who likes normal kid food, either the ants-on-a-log or these peanut butter bananas should make a yummy and nutritious snack.  As for me, I will keep trying and let you know how it goes.

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  1. Oh, well about the bananas. My dd6 wouldn't eat quite a few fruits for awhile. Now she's more adventurous.

    I love the presentation! Thanks for sharing this at Motivation Monday! I'm sharing your post on my cooking FB page, Frugal Local Kitchen.


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