Tasteful Tuesday - "Snack Time"

Happy Tuesday all you Beauties!  As a spin off to my post yesterday on Momma Monday, I am sharing with you today...Homemade snacks that you will approve of for your little ones (who am I kidding, and your big ones, I LOVE these snacks too)!  I hope you enjoy these cook free snacks that will feel your kiddos up with goodness, and will make them smile too. 

Bag O' Teddies:
  • 1  single-serving-size bag  bear-shape graham snack cookies or animal crackers
  • 1/4  cup  vanilla or fruit-flavor low-fat yogurt*
  • 1/4  cup  sliced fresh fruit or berries (strawberries, mandarin orange segments, blueberries, bananas)
1. Use scissors to cut open bag of cookies along one of the short ends. Spoon yogurt over cookies in bag. Top with fruit. Serve from the bag with a spoon. Makes 1 serving.
3. *Note: If desired, use vanilla or chocolate low-fat pudding instead of yogurt.  (Our fav is graham or chocolate bears, with strawberry Greek yogurt and bananas or sliced strawberries).

Carrot Crinkle Fries: **We eat these when we grill burgers too.  YUM!
  • 1  pound  carrots
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1/4  teaspoon  dried thyme
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
Directions 1. Slice carrots into 1/2-inch-wide sticks using a crinkle cutter. Toss with olive oil, dried thyme, and salt. Bake at 400°F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until soft, on a parchment paper–lined pan.

Fruit Kabobs:
  • 4    cantaloupe or honeydew melon slices
  • 2  oz.  reduced-fat cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack cheese slices
  • 4    fresh blackberries
  • 4    whole fresh strawberries
1. Use 1- to 1-1/2-inch cookie cutters cutter to cut shapes out of cantaloupe and honeydew slices and cheese. Thread fruit and cheese onto 4 small skewers. (CUT OFF SHARP ENDS!) Place in a flat storage container and chill until serving time (or up to 24 hours). Serves 2.

Safari Snacks: A fun twist on Ants on a Log
  • 1/2  of an 8-ounce package  reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
  • 1/2  cup  creamy peanut butter
  • 2  to 3 tablespoons  milk
  • 2  teaspoons  honey
  •   Celery sticks, animal crackers, and/or assorted dippers such as peeled jicama sticks, carrot sticks, apple wedges, pear wedges, or graham cracker sticks
Directions 1. For dip, in a small mixing bowl beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in peanut butter, milk, and honey until well combined and smooth. If desired, chill before serving.
2. To serve, spread dip in celery sticks and garnish with animal crackers and cut-up fresh fruit. Or, serve with assorted dippers. Makes twenty 1-tablespoon servings (1-1/4 cups).


  1. Those Safari snacks are sooo cute!!!!!

  2. SO cute and yummy! #1 mom award! xo, Kelly