Rice Cake Animals! A fun and healthy snack for kids and toddlers made with rice cakes, peanut butter and fruit.
I wrote last week about how I have been getting lots of requests lately for more healthy snack ideas for kids. Lets face it, kids like to snack… a lot! And unless we parents are prepared it can be too easy to just give in to the chocolate bar they are screaming for in the shop!
So today I thought I would share another quick and easy snack idea that’s fun and healthy too. This isn’t really a portable snack and is best made and eaten at home but it doubles up as a great activity for kids. Let their imaginations run wild creating fun animal faces with fruit!
I used bananas, strawberries and blueberries to make my animal faces but depending where in the world you are right now those fruits may not be available. The beauty of this snack is that it can be made with whatever fruit you have available to you. Some dried fruits will work well too. If your kids can’t have peanut butter then try jam or cream cheese instead.
Just a little disclaimer on the cat face – if you make it with uncooked spaghetti like I did, just watch out when serving it to toddlers and young children!
- 3 rice cakes
- 3 tbsp peanut butter
- Fruit: banana, strawberries, blueberries, raisins.
- Uncooked spaghetti for the cat whiskers
- Spread the peanut butter on the rice cakes and decorate them with chopped fruit, making funny animal faces!