Healthy After School Snacks Kids Can Make!

Posted September 17, 2014 in healthy kids, kids, cooking class, healthy cooking, after school snacks, back to school, family, Hy-Vee

My niece took a Kids Cooking Class at Hy-Vee to learn how to make healthy after school snacks, and it was adorbs!

A few weeks ago, I saw that the store was offering the class and I asked my sister-in-law if my niece would want to take the class. She said definitely, and we signed her up!

I asked my sister-in-law if I could tag along because I'm a crazy aunt and I thought it would be fun to see what the kids made.

Hy-Vee Dietitian Kaiti George said I could share a few recipes from the class! If you have kiddos (or just need some easy snack ideas), you will love these easy snacks.

First, each kiddo had a place setting with a MyPlate paper plate.

They also got the cutest little aprons!

The kids made four recipes during the hour-long class. All the recipes were no-cook/no-bake and were super easy for kids to make themselves.

First up was Pizza Roll Ups using tortillas, tomato sauce, olives, peppers, turkey pepperoni and cheese. The kids seemed pretty excited that pizza was a healthy snack option! All you do is spread tomato sauce on a tortilla, top with your desired toppings and roll it up. Easy!

The second recipe was Fruit Salsa. This is when the kids got to learn how to use a knife. They used plastic knives to cut the fruit, but they practiced knife safety. My niece concentrated very hard on her fruit chopping.

The kids combined chopped strawberries, kiwi, apples, pineapple and oranges with lemon juice. They ate their fruit salsa with cinnamon chips. This is something I would enjoy!

Their third recipe was more of a food creation. The kids got to build scooters with their food. Below, Hy-Vee Dietitian Kaiti George is asking the class what they think a scooter could be made of. I love my niece's thinking expression! Can you tell that I think everything she does is cute?

The scooters were made with string cheese, cucumbers, grape tomotoes, pretzels and olives. Such a cute idea!

I think my niece enjoyed the class, and hopefully, can now make a few after school snacks on her own! 

Hy-Vee is offering another Kids Cooking Class in October. They will be making Halloween recipes! Contact Kaiti George for more info - kgeorge@hy-vee.com.

*Although I have a partnership with Hy-Vee, this was not a sponsored post. My sister-in-law paid for my niece to take the class. All opinions are my own.

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