Homemade Pretzels

Ingredients: Buy 1-2 cans biscuit dough(depending on number of people eating it)(found in the refrigerated section). Beaten egg yolk, coarse salt.

Procedure: Give each child two pieces of dough and have them shape it into a pretzel. They also could make it the shape of their inital. Brush with beaten egg yolk and sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake as directed on the package.

Before baking the pretzels, put parchment paper down on the baking sheet. You can write their names down by their creations so you know whose pretzel is whose.

If you want a sweeter version, spread melted butter on top, and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake as directed on the package.

Yogurt and Orange Juice Popsicles

In my book Summertime Sanity for You & the Kids(A variety of activities for preschoolers thru elementary) I share 15 almost healthy snacks for children.

Another favorite snack that I like to make, especially in the summer is a yogurt and orange juice popsicle. It remids me of the creamsicles I use to have when I was little.

Ingredients: frozen orange juice, vanilla yogurt

Procedure: Mix several tablespoons of frozen orange juice into the vanilla yogurt. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.

If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can put some in ┬ápaper cups and freeze( add popsicle sticks after about an hour).

This also taste great without freezing.

 

Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches

In my book Summertime Sanity for You & the Kids(A variety of activities for preschoolers thru elementary) I share 15 almost healthy snacks for children.

One of my favorite snacks is to make the frozen yogurt sandwich. Not only do my grandchildren love it but also my husband.

To make them you need a carton of flavored yogurt(small or large, depending on how much you are making) or you can get vanilla or plain yogurt and add fresh fruit or frozen orange juice to it, and graham crackers or a healthier version of cookies.

I like to shop around for yogurt and graham crackers that have the least amount of sugar.

To make the frozen yogurt sandwiches have your child spread the yogurt on half of a cracker and then top it with the other half. Wrap in wax paper and freeze for several hours or overnight. You can also place the yogurt graham crackers on wax paper and place on a plate or tray and freeze. Once it is frozen you can put the yogurt sandwiches in a ziploc bag. When ready to eat, take out and enjoy!

What kind of yogurt do you like to use?