Sunday, June 12, 2011

Healthy Fruit Summer Snacks for Kids (PART TWO)

This is PART TWO of a 2 part blog series 
on healthy POWERSNACKS for kids.  
Please see PART ONE for more ideas!


I have 3 snacks to share today:

Fresh Fruit Cones
 
I had some leftover ice cream cones from my Mom's Neapolitan Party.  I wanted to find some creative way to use them up.  I thought of a LOT of fun things you can stuff into a sugar cone, but I decided fresh fruit sounded best for sweet summertime.  
 

First, cut and combine all your fruit.  Then, stir in just a bit of 7up to help your fruit hold it's color.  You can also squeeze in lemon juice and water instead of 7up.

Once you have your beautiful bowl of fresh fruit, you can gently spoon some into the cones for the KIDS.  To keep the juices from dripping out the bottom of the cone, fill the cones with a couple mini dark chocolate chips or micro mini marshmallows before adding fruit.


Then, PRESTO...total cuteness in a cone!



Our little people love snacks made special JUST FOR THEM. 


My grandma, who was visiting us from Arizona,
is ready to serve up some freshness...
Next up...

Yogurt-Stuffed Raspberries
This next fruit treat was inspired from my newest addiction, Pinterest.  I found chocolate stuffed raspberries there via Saucy Sprinkles.  This isn't the first time she has inspired me! She's one aMazIng girl.  She simply placed chocolate chips upside down into the raspberries!  

You can also fill raspberries with:
no bake cheesecake filling
chocolate mousse 
custard
pudding
frosting
whipped cream cheese
frozen yogurt

I filled ours with some healthy POWERSNACK energy food: plain-nonfat yogurt, honey, and almond extract. After gently mixing it, I spooned some in a pastry bag and froze it slightly.  I waited until it was slush-like consistency to make it easy to squeeze into the berries. 

Two little squeezes and they're ready to pop into some cute little mouths!  
These are the perfect bite-sized snack.


Last one...

Apple Brie Quesadillas

These can be made for a hearty little lunch too.  I thinly sliced apples and soaked them in a lemon juice/water bath to help them not brown. 

Then I sauteed onions and arugula in olive oil.  I seasoned with pepper and garlic salt.  You can season with rosemary too if you desire.  I spread the brie on whole wheat tortillas and added my apples and arugula/onion mix.  Then I folded them in half and cooked in my Panini Bread maker until the tortillas were crispy. 
     



Delicious fuel for our day!


 Creating wholesome treats for my little people during their active summer days is my little housewife duty...and gosh I love this whole "homemaker" job, so I'm soaking up every second! 


This is PART TWO of a 2 part post series.  See PART ONE for more ways to enjoy fresh fruit powersnacks! 



I need about a million more healthy snack ideas, 
so share your best....
pretty please and thank you.





 
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30 comments:

Stevie @ MooreBabies said...

LOVE It! Bookmarking these :)

portatoredichrist said...

Where was I for the yogurt stuffed raspberries? Those look incredible! I can vouch for the scrumptiousness of the fruit filled cones. I would definitely ask to have those again.

Leanne said...

The fruit filled cones look so good. I know my kids would eat more fruit if I put them in cones. I am always so impressed with your great ideas. I have those same cone holders. They're so cute!

Jenny said...

With our Grands it's not how to get them to eat fruit...it's how to get them stop! They love fruit! I'm going to try the cone idea! I think they'd get a kick out of that!

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Never thought to put it in cones! Fruit salad is a staple with us!

Judy@cutest-little-things.blogspot.com

Our Italian Kitchen said...

Too cute!! So healthy and adorable!

Jane said...

Yum! Wish I had this idea when my boys were here...Will try them on their next visit. You're NEVER too old for "ice cream"! The raspberries with yogurt look yummy, too.
J

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I need healthy snacks, thanks for sharing these great ideas and stopping my refreshrestyle!
Debbie

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

Your snacks look delicious! I am heading over to Part 1 to see what other fun deliciousness you have cooked up! Thanks for sharing!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Oh, yum! All three of these look absolutely delish! :)

Becca said...

Yum! The more ideas the better!

Kristin said...

Love this idea of the healthy treat cones!the kids still get the "party" look with a healthy twist. Forsure going to make these!

Coley said...

I love putting fruit in cones! And the other ideas look great :)

www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com

adventuresindinner said...

What wonderful ideas. I'm always on the hunt for healthy and easy food for my growing family.

groundcherry said...

The fruit cones remind me a fruit spring rolls! You just use fruit instead of veg, and a peanut butter dipping sauce (sweet, or plain). I'll have to post a recipe for them.

Gabe said...

What a creative (but simple, and I LOVE simple!) way to serve fruit! Most of my kids love fruit, so I have no problem getting them to eat it.... veggies are a whole different story.

I plan to pack a BUNCH of spinach into their smoothies/popsicles this summer! If the smoothie is dark enough they don't notice at all! I'll be making up the popsicles in the next couple of weeks, and then I'll post combinations I come up with!

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

Whoa.whoa.WHOA. Where in the heck did you get those cone stands? Adorable!!

TidyMom said...

Great ideas Lisa, but I really love the cones!!

Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up! http://tidymom.net/2011/great-ideas/

Lori @ Beneath the Rowan Tree said...

So creative (and crafty... how could they say no to these?)

Would you like to share this at our link party?
We hold a weekly Playdate for kid & family related posts and would love to have you share: http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/06/playdate-link-party-in-summer-13.html

Cheers,
Lori
Come & Play:: Playdate
www.beneaththerowantree.com

Jill said...

Love your fruit cones! We made some some banana cones awhile back and my neighborhood kids just loved them!

Jill @ http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

I LOVE the fruit cones!! Great idea, and creative display!! Thanks for sharing!

Jaime said...

Such great ideas! Here's my personal favorite: http://our-everyday-art.blogspot.com/2011/06/cantaloupe-jello-treat.html
Cantaloupe "stuffed" with juice-gelatin. :)

Robin {keephomesimple} said...

You are a genius! I always seem to have left over cones like that after the ice cream is gone. What a fabulous idea to fill them up with fruit! I'm totally going to do this for my kids. Hopefully they think it's as cool as I do.

Lorie said...

Forget the kids! I want the apple brie quessedilla all to myself! ;D

Kristy said...

cute idea!

Christina said...

I will be trying this out soon (my kids are going to love them)! I am always on the look out for healthy snack and party foods. These are perfect! I would love it if you would share these at my July "It's a Celebration" link party. Everyone will love these!
Christina
www.inspirationforcelebration.com

Christine said...

Okay, so I came here because I saw the fruit cones (genius!), and then I get the added bonus of two additional healthy recipes! Very nice...

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/07/tuesday-confessional-link-up-2.html. I hope to see you soon!
~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

The Tablescaper said...

Yum, yum and yum. Each of these ideas sound delicious. Thanks for brinig them to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

DesignDazzle.blogspot.com said...

Lisa,
What a wealth of healthy information! Yumm-o!
Thanks for linking up.
Toni