Healthy Habits - Missy's Rainbow Kabobs & Nutritious Snacks

Hey! My name is Missy and I’m a guest blogger here at PBS Kids Utah. I’m a fine artist and illustrator, but I’m also a big time foodie!

I love food! I love to eat! I love trying new food! I love snacking! I love when something that tastes good is also good for my body! These two snacks are tasty AND healthy! They are easy for kids to make all by themselves (or with supervision for the little ones). My mom and grandma taught me to make these when I was a kid.

Supplies:

For “Rainbow Kabobs”:

  • Long toothpicks or BBQ skewers
  • Strawberries (stems removed)
  • Cuties (peeled and separated)
  • Grapes
  • Blueberries

For “Nutritious Snacks”:

  • Crackers
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Spice Blend (garlic salt, lemon pepper, or any other spice blend you like will work too)
  • A spoon

Instructions:

“Rainbow Kabobs”

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Careful with the toothpicks and skewers with little ones! Adult supervision required.
  3. Take your toothpick/skewer and first add a strawberry.
  4. Next, add one section of a Cutie.
  5. Next, add a grape.
  6. Finally, add a Blueberry.
  7. Now you have a four-color rainbow; red, orange, green, blue.
  8. Eat and enjoy your Rainbow Kabob!

“Nutritious Snacks”

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Spoon some cottage cheese onto a cracker.
  3. Repeat with as many crackers as you’d like (four is usually a good amount).
  4. Lightly sprinkle with your favorite seasoning on the cottage cheese.
  5. Eat and enjoy your Nutritious Snacks.

Making snacks with kids is so much fun and really teaches them independence and encourages them to try new foods! There are countless recipes you can find online or in books from the library. When I cook something myself, I think it almost makes it taste better! Also, don’t forget to clean up after yourself. Put away any leftover cottage cheese, toothpicks, then rinse off any spoons and dishes you used. For good measure and good health, wash your hands one more time!

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