The kids race in the front door famished after a long day at
school and they immediately begin to forage through the cupboards
and refrigerator for a snack. These recipes will help tame their
hunger and put a little fun into their afternoon.
A fun twist on grapes and cheese. Putting their clay modeling
skills to the test, the kids will enjoy making these tasty
• Clean hands
• 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
• 2 dozen seedless grapes, any variety, washed and patted
• 1 cup chopped nuts, almonds, peanuts, etc.
Flatten 1 Tbsp. portion of cream cheese in the palm of your hand.
Place a grape over the cream cheese; roll to cover grape with cream
cheese. Roll in chopped nuts and serve.
We love cheesecake but hardly ever make it because of the time
involved. This simple and delicious recipe curbs that cheesecake
craving in no time.
• Mixing bowl
• Hand mixer
• Serving bowl
• 1 (8 oz.) container low-fat cream cheese, softened
• 1 (8 oz.) container low-fat strawberry yogurt
• ½ cup sliced strawberries
• Several graham cracker rectangles or fun-shaped cookies for
Beat the cream cheese until fluffy; mix in yogurt and strawberries.
Place in a serving bowl. Arrange graham crackers around bowl and
Math Facts Gorp!
This "non-recipe" recipe will get the kids back into practicing
their math facts. Then they get to eat the tasty results.
• 1 sandwich-size zip-top bag
• 1 set of math facts flash cards (addition, subtraction,
multiplication or division)
Any of the following:
• Dry roasted peanuts
• Popped popcorn
• Corn nuts
• Dried fruit: raisins, cranberries, apricots, apples,
• Sunflower seeds
• Chocolate chips
• Banana chips
• Cereal O's or squares
Place all food items in individual bowls on work surface. Each
child draws a flash card and gives the answer by counting the
corresponding number of food items they want to add to their
zip-top bag. If they get the answer correct, they add the food into
their bag, if not, it goes back into the bowl. Play as long as the
kids are engaged.
Michelle Ann Anderson is a freelance writer who loves
sharing her love of food with those around her. Her blog can be
found by visiting www.MichelleAnnAnderson.com
See more of Michelle's stories here.
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