Planning on what to offer the little ones come snack time? Try whipping these up.
WORDS TEO KUAN YEE
If junior tends to keep to safe fruit choices such as apples and oranges, why not up the ante by combining more fruits to make a colourful fruity skewer. Take some wooden skewers and thread the colourful fruit onto each. Take half a strawberry, 1 tangerine segment, 1 cube of peeled mango, 1 cube pineapple, 1 green and 1 red grape, and top it off with 2 blueberries. Arrange the skewers in a rainbow shape on a plate for junior to help himself.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Ingredients (makes 6)
This recipe is so easy, junior can help measure and mix the ingredients and scoop the dough. First, mix all the ingredients in small bowl, stirring it for 5 minutes. Scoop into small balls and arrange on a baking sheet. For chocolate chip flavour, you can decorate each cookie with a chocolate chip at the top. Bake for about 8 minutes at 200 degrees celsius and cool on a rack.
Healthier than ice cream, this is a healthy treat to cool junior down on a hot lazy afternoon. Mix the nuts followed by banana and berries on top of the vanilla yoghurt.
If your kid loves cheese, this easy recipe will be a sure-winner. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the cheese, butter, flour, salt and pepper until the mixture resembles pea-size crumbs and add the milk. Use your hands to form the dough into a ball.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough till ½cm thick. Use a small knife or cookie cutters to cut the dough into your desired shapes, trying to make them around the same size. Gently transfer them to an ungreased cookie sheet, leaving a small gap between them. Bake the crackers for about 10 minutes, until the edges of the crackers are golden. Cool on baking sheet on a rack.
Fun Animal Toast
Can’t get junior to like wholemeal bread? Try making a cute animal face with it. Spread a thick layer of peanut butter on the entire surface of one side of the toast. To create a brown bear’s face, decorate it by placing two sliced bananas at the 2 top corners of the toast (the ears) and a smaller slice of banana with a blueberry in the middle (the snout), and raisins for the eyes.