A few weeks ago I shared that we were reading Owls in the Family as part of our school time. We made these owl paper lanterns to decorate our classroom and I promised more Owl themed crafts. While we didn't get around to making ALL the crafts I had planned (we never do), we did make a few. But the most favorite owl themed thing we made were these Healthy Owl Snacks.
You may have seen similar owl snacks on Pinterest. That's where I got the idea. But those were made with frosting and candy corn. My kiddos get too much sugar as it is, especially now that Halloween and birthdays and soon Thanksgiving and Christmas are here. So, I am already beginning the holiday sugar battle and I'm starting with these snacks.
My owls are still made with a graham cracker, but instead of frosting for the eyes I used bananas, peanut butter, and mini chocolate chips. Those mini chips are just enough to let the girls think they are getting something sweet, but it's not that much, so I don't mind. It's a nice compromise.
Then instead of a candy corn for a beak, we used a baby carrot. You can cut the carrot in half or use a smaller carrot for a smaller beak. Or go ahead and use a longer carrot for a funny looking long beak.
The girls think this is the coolest snack. They have requested it over, and over, and over again.
Sometimes when I get lazy, I just spread peanut butter over the cracker and add sliced bananas on top. It doesn't look like an owl, but you get the same flavors.What are your favorite healthy snacks?
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