In a small bowl, mix the first five ingredients.
In a large bowl, measure out 4 cups of old-fashioned oatmeal. Pour the liquid over the oatmeal, stir until well-mixed and bake at 275 degrees for 60 minutes.
Mix all ingredients and serve.
* For Deluxe Trail Mix (and not quite so healthy) mix Healthy Granola, Honey Nut Cheerios, regular Cheerios, raisins and M&M’s.
Spray a 12″x9″ baking pan with cooking spray; spray the back of a spoon with cooking spray. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add marshmallows; cook until melted, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Gently stir in cereal.
Pour mixture into the baking pan, using the back of the spoon to spread evenly. Cool for 30 minutes. Cut into bars and wrap individually in plastic wrap.
For extra thick bars, use a 9-inch square baking pan.
In large bowl, measure cereal. Butter a 13×9-inch pan.
In a large sauce pan, cook 5 cups marshmallows, the chocolate chips, corn syrup and butter over low heat, stirring occasionally until mixture is melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla.
Pour hot mixture over cereal; quickly toss until completely coated. Stir in the cup of optional marshmallows, if desired.
Use a buttered back of a spoon to press mixture evenly in pan. Let stand uncovered at least 1 hour.
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Roll out the crescent roll dough onto a 9×13 inch baking sheet, and pinch together edges to form the pizza crust.
3. Bake crust for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Once finished cooking, remove crust from oven and let cool 15 minutes without removing it from the baking sheet.
4. In a small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, mayonnaise, and dry Ranch dressing. Spread the mixture over the cooled crust. Arrange broccoli, cauliflower, shredded carrots, and Cheddar cheese over the cream cheese layer. Chill for one hour, slice and serve.
This is a super simple version of the well-known fruit pizza.
Spread crescent roll on the bottom of a 13 x 9″ pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes. Let cool.
Combine cream cheese and marshmallow creme. Spread on the cooled crust. Top with desired fruits.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in small bowl. In large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. Gradually combine the two mixtures. Stir in oatmeal and chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 7 to 8 minutes for chewy cookies or 9 to 10 minutes for crispy cookies.
Jiggles are a fun snack to make. The kids love them and it’s a way to work on colors and shapes without the kids knowing that they’re learning!
In a medium bowl, pour in both gelatin powders.
Heat the apple juice in the microwave just before boiling.
Pour the juice in with the gelatin power and mix well with a whisk. Pour into a 8″ x 8″ pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cool in the refrigerator for at least three hours.
Use fun shaped cookie cutters to cut out and serve the jiggles.
Tiny little sandwiches that the kids gobble up just because of the fun shape I make them in. (And maybe the fact that I cut off the crust!)
The mini-wiches in the photo are ham and cheese, but you can use PB&J or any other filling the kids would like.
Make a sandwich and cut it into fun shapes with play-dough cutters.
Smoothies can be great for snack or for breakfast. I have this recipe that is popular and I have a different smoothie recipe under the breakfast recipes that the kids like.
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
In a small bowl, mix together the peanut butter, dry milk, raisins and honey.
Crush the graham crackers into fine crumbs and place in a shallow bowl.
Roughly grab and form some of the peanut butter mixture into a small ball. It becomes easier to work with once you roll the ball into the graham cracker crumbs.
(Avoid giving children under 1 year of age peanut butter or honey.)
Mix the four ingredients together and form into 1″ balls. Serve immediately. Stores well in an air tight container.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Dip each cheese curd in milk, then roll in the bread crumbs. Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 4 – 5 minutes.
Spread a thin layer of marinara on a small plate. Place a serving of baked cheese curds on the plate. Serve immediately.
Stir ingredients together and serve!
Very simple recipe and the kids love it. The hardest part is getting the peanut butter to stick to a banana slice. Once you master that, you’re good to go!
Top the bananas with peanut butter. The secret is that you can’t try to spread the peanut butter. Bananas get slippery as soon as you touch them with anything. Use the knife to “push” the peanut butter onto the banana. Place some Rice Krispies in a shallow bowl. Dip the peanut butter covered bananas into the Rice Krispies.
Slice the apples and place on a plate or dice the apples and put in a bowl. (The diced apples work better for younger children.) Slightly melt the peanut butter in the microwave to give it a pouring consistency. Top with diced strawberries, chopped nuts and shredded coconut.
Grease a 13″ x 9″ baking pan with cooking spray. Mix the oatmeal, Rice Krispies, dried fruit and nuts together in a large bowl.
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the brown sugar, honey and vanilla extract. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture begins to foam. Remove from the heat immediately and pour over the dry ingredients. Stir well. After the mixture has cooled for just a few minutes, add the mini chocolate chips. Stir and again and then spread this mixture in the baking pan. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
This isn’t much of a recipe. It’s more like an idea for a healthy snack.
In a microwavable bowl, melt some peanut butter for dipping. I would use about 2 tablespoons per child. Peanut butter melts quickly, so check often for consistency while melting
Pour into individual serving cups. Add the carrot sticks and celery sticks. Serve.
A quick and easy snack, that would also work well as a nutritious breakfast.
Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on one side of each tortilla. (This will prevent the quesadillas from slipping apart when the children eat them.) Cover one tortilla with banana “coins”. Top with the second tortilla, peanut butter side down. Cut into pizza slices and serve.