Does anyone else have a hard time thinking up good, healthy and easy afternoon snacks? Tillamook is working with Feeding America and you can easily help, without spending any of your own money, and in return they will donate the money for you! Keep reading to find out the deets. I sincerely encourage you to help. We can all help those who are suffering.
Our grocery stores are slam packed with “snacks” which consist of mostly sugar, fats etc. I hate the thought of fruit roll ups. Sorry, but it just doesn’t seem like the type of snack that would benefit growth, and development. Not to mention help my children make healthy choices which will influence how they eat as adults. And so, I’ve set out to find my own solutions. Nothing too fancy, just quick and reliable options that will keep my kiddos happy and healthy.
This is totally one of those make with the kids snacks. I mean look how few ingredients it takes. Easy peasy. While a mess may occur, it’s minimal. Plus, I think kids eat better and are more prone to like healthier foods if you let them assist in the kitchen.
One good thing to know about this snack is that the yogurt can pull on the banana when you are dipping it in the yogurt. It’s a smart idea to have a spoon in there so help lift the tip of the banana out of the yogurt.
Then just lay the banana in homemade or good quality granola, cover and place on a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze for 30 min-over night.
You can store these babies for a couple days in saran wrap in a ziploc bag.
Or of course, just eat it as soon as it’s frozen.
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Frozen Banana Pops
Yogurt Flavor of Choice (we did Tillamook Marionberry
Cut the bananas in half, sliding a popsicle stick in the cut end.
Place the yogurt in a tall glass and dip the banana in, using a spoon to help lift it out. Lay the banana in a bowl of granola and use a spoon to cover it.
Place on a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet and freeze for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy!