I don’t know about you but my kids are constantly eating us out of house and home. When they’re not at school they seem to require feeding every 2 hours or needing to know what snack or meal is coming next! I wanted to make a few snacks that the kids would consider treats but also had some nutritional benefit to them.
These banana recipes can be enjoyed by parents as well as children and I for one need a boost in the afternoon after helping the kids with their home learning during lockdown.
All three of these snacks could make good banana snack ideas for toddlers with a just a few tweaks suitable to your own child.
The first snack your little can use chopsticks to try and eat. This will aid them with their fine motor skills and pincer grip.
You may need to adapt the slicing of your child’s snack to the appropriate size for the age of your child to prevent choking hazards.
First up is banana sushi. Such a fun snack idea that is also filling. Simply use the same toppings we used or you could make them with these toppings or alternatively add or switch up the toppings.
Take a soft tortilla wrap either white or wholemeal and spread some peanut butter on 3/4 of the wrap and some chocolate hazelnut spread on the remaining wrap. Take your banana and straighten it out slightly and don’t worry if it cracks in places. Place the banana on the edge of the wrap and then roll it up quite tightly.
Slice the banana roll up into sushi sized slices and serve with chopsticks for some chopstick practice!
Tip – To make it healthier use wholenut peanut butter
We have named these chunky monkey banana bites. Again filled with peanut butter but this time sealed in some dark chocolate. I feel that the dark chocolate can be classed as being good for you!
Tip – The addition of some coconut oil to the melted dark chocolate gives it a nice sheen and smooth consistency to the chocolate topping. With leftover chocolate you can coat the banana fully in the chocolate. Alternatively you can increase the chocolate and coat them all fully.
This is one from my January activities for kids – Seasonal play ideas post
Hat – Strawberry / Raspberries / Grapes / Blueberries
Eyes and buttons – Currants
Nose – Carrot
Let your little one slice up the banana. With supervision help them thread the banana onto the kebab stick and add the fruit to make a bobble hat. Gently press currants into the banana for eyes and buttons. Then take a small piece of carrot and place as his nose. You could always serve with some squirty cream for snow!
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