This is incredibly brave!
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As school starts back up, it gets harder and harder to keep your kids eating healthy.
Between school lunches and after school snacks, fast food always seems so convenient!
But here some great ideas for healthy snacks that are nice and easy to make!
1. Homemade Power Bars. If your children expect a sweet treat after school try these. Made with dates (sometimes I use dried figs or apricots, too), they are as sweet as a cookie with none of the sugar. These are also good to carry with you at school pick up time for immediate gratification of hungry tummies.
2. Peanut Butter Apple, aka the "number apple" "letter apple" or "happy apple", depending on the funny design I (or the kids) make with the raisins. Simply cut an apple in half, smear with nut butter and decorate with raisins.
3. Peanut Butter Banana. This is one of New Kid's favorite snacks. Slice a banana lengthwise, fill with nut butter and press halves together. If you are feeling adventurous, sprinkle the nut butter with coconut flakes or dark chocolate chips before sandwiching. You can keep these pre-made in the freezer, but don't thaw them before serving because they get really mushy if you do that. My kids will eat them frozen.