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Three simple and healthy kid friendly snacks that you can whip up in no time! Veggie roll-ups, watermelon pizza, and granola balls. They are packed with fresh fruit and veggies, and are sure to be your kids favorite!
It’s summer, kids are off school, and snacking is in full swing at my house. My kids practically live off snacks. I personally love to stock up on fresh fruit, veggies, cheese, and occasional crackers. But homemade snacks with fruit and veggies are probably one of my favorite things to make. I have found that sometimes presenting veggie snacks in a more fun way the kids are more likely to eat them. So today, I’m sharing three fun, healthy, and versatile kid friendly snacks that you can put together in no time to serve alongside refreshing beverage, like Schweppes Sparkling Seltzer Water. We love it because it has no sugar or caffeine and just the right amount of flavor!
First are these veggie roll-ups. My kids love them! I’ve made them so many times with all types of veggies. I use whole wheat tortilla, then add a layer of cream cheese, light sprinkle of onion powder, veggies, and shredded cheese. You can use just about any veggies you like. I normally go for ones that my kids like and also throw in something that they may not eat as often. And if you have picky eaters, chop up your veggies fairly small and I bet they’ll be more likely to eat them.
Another snack are granola balls. It’s basically granola with almond butter, pretzels, and dried fruit in a ball form. What makes these so fun are their size and obviously the taste. These specifically have sweet and salty thing going on. They’re soft, yet crunchy at the same time, and another kid favorite. You can use any dried fruit you like.
Last and probably the most fun snack is a watermelon pizza. I mean anytime the word “pizza” is used in a sentence you know the kids are going to love it! This watermelon pizza is all about the fruit. It starts with a big round slice of watermelon. I normally like to cut a slice right in the middle of the melon…that way it’s nice and big. Then a layer of Greek yogurt cream cheese, fruit, granola, coconut, and drizzle of honey. Cut into wedges and let your kiddos dig in!
All of these snacks are perfect for hot summer days! They don’t take much time to make, you can customize each to your own liking, and they are healthy. I love it that I can make these on a whim to serve to my kids with a cold refreshing drink. I love Schweppes Sparkling Seltzer Water. It comes in a variety of flavors and is hydrating, natural, unsweetened, caffeine free, and perfect drink for hot days at home or on-the-go. It has just the perfect amount of flavor and makes drinking water a little more pleasant. We love it cold over ice or sometimes I will add sliced lemons and limes or even fresh fruit.
You can purchase your Schweppes Sparkling Seltzer Water at any ShopRite stores in the water aisle. It comes in variety of flavors like lemon lime, raspberry lime, orange, and pink grapefruit just to name a few!
- whole wheat tortilla
- whipped cream cheese
- onion powder
- fresh baby spinach, chopped
- carrots, shredded
- tomato, chopped
- cucumber, thinly sliced
- shredded Mexican cheese
- kosher salt and black pepper to taste
- 3/4 cup granola
- 1/2 cup mini pretzels
- 1/2 cup creamy almond butter*
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 2 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 round slice watermelon, about 1-inch thick
- fresh fruit (your favorite), sliced and/or chopped
- shredded coconut
- Spread cream cheese evenly over the entire tortilla. Sprinkle lightly with onion powder and then layer on the veggies and cheese (in any order you like). Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Starting at one end, tightly roll up the tortilla and slice into serving pieces.
- In a food processor, pulse granola and pretzels into medium crumb like consistency. Add almond butter and cranberries; pulse couple times until combined. Refrigerate the mixture for 20 minutes and then roll into approximately 1-inch balls. Store refrigerated in a closed container. Makes about 12-14 balls.
- Combine together the cream cheese and Greek yogurt. Spread the mixture evenly over a slice of watermelon. Top the watermelon with fruit, granola, coconut, and light drizzle of honey. Cut into wedges and serve immediately.
All three snacks are super versatile: use your kids favorite veggies for the roll ups, favorite dried fruit for the granola balls, and favorite fruit/toppings for the watermelon pizza. Each snack takes approximately 15 minutes to make.
*I used all natural, no stir, almond butter (one ingredient) and found that different brands yielded different results. So you may require anywhere from 1/2 cup – 3/4 cup almond butter.