Keep your kids (and yourself) energized in the afternoon! These next snacks are great for after school and during homework. Get your kids involved in making these snacks and learning about the importance of raw food. Teaching your child about nutrition will guide them towards a healthy attitude.

 

Build-Your-Own “Raw Banana Split”

Raw Banana Split

 

INGREDIENTS:

2 Bananas, sliced lengthwise
1 tablespoon nut butter
Toppings: shredded coconut, slivered almonds, or honey

 

DIRECTIONS:

1. Slice the bananas lengthwise and spread the nut butter along the flat side.
2. Add either shredded coconut, slivered almonds, or honey on top of the nut butter.

 

Banana Ice Cream

INGREDIENTS:

5-6 very ripe bananas

 

DIRECTIONS:

1.  Slice the bananas into very small chunks
2.  Freeze overnight in a freezer bag
3.  Blend them until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides and blades of the blender if they get stuck.
 

Sushi for Kids

INGREDIENTS:

2 slices of bread
3 carrots and cucumbers, sliced lengthwise
½ cup of your choice of spread (cream cheese, hummus, etc.)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cut the crust off on all sides of the slices of bread & cut the in half
2. Push the halved bread down on it to make it thinner
3. Smear your choice of spread on the bread
4. Lay a few pieces of carrots and cucumbers on the bread
5. Roll the bread to imitate sushi
6. Cut into bite sized pieces & enjoy!

 

*Optional: Use a low-cal ranch dressing as a dip, and teach your child how to use chopsticks!

If you are interested in snacks your kids can bring to school, check out our Back To School [Packed] Snacks blog.