Sunday, February 1, 2009

Elizabeth’s Healthy but Yummy Snacks for Kids

Each of these recipes are designed to be a healthful snack, with no salt or sugar, and very easy to prepare. The first two require no cooking and the third utilizes a microwave. The dishes have been approved by several children that play and snack in my home.

Banana Milk Shakes for Two (Makes 2 cups.)

Blend together until smooth:

1 small banana
1 cup skim milk
1/2 tsp. almond extract
4 ice cubes

Honey Bee Applesauce
(Makes 6 cups.)

Wash and peel 3 large apples. Remove cores and seeds.
Slice as thinly as possible.

Blend together until smooth:

3 large apples, prepared as stated above
1 qt. cold water
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup honey

Hot Cinnamon Apples
(Makes 2 cups, requires microwave)

Wash and peel 4 small apples. Remove cores and seeds.
Slice into quarters.

Combine in microwavable dish:

1/3 cup water
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp. cinnamon
1.4 tsp. allspice

Pour over apples. Cover with waxed paper.
Microwave on high power for five minutes.


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