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4th of July Snack Foods for Kids – Red White and Blue Smoothies, Cookies and Kebobs

Celebrate the 4th of July with a few kinda healthy, super fun, kid-friendly, homemade snacks. If you have picky eaters one of the best ways to encourage healthy foods is by letting the kids help prepare the foods.  These 4th of July snack foods are perfect for all aged children to help make!

 

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Celebrate the 4th of July with a few kinda healthy, super fun, kid-friendly, homemade snacks.

If you have picky eaters one of the best ways to encourage healthy foods is by letting the kids help prepare the foods.  These 4th of July snack foods are perfect for all aged children to help make!

Red, White and Blue Smoothie

What you need

Blender ( I LOVE this one)

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Fun Straws

Blueberries

Strawberries

Cranberries

Milk (any kind, we use unsweetened almond milk)

Directions

There really is no wrong way to make this tasty 4th of July Smoothie.  I really don’t even bother measuring anything out.

Let the kids help wash the produce and then just toss it all in the blender.

Add enough milk to get whatever consistency you like.

We like ours a bit runny but my husband would prefer to eat his with a spoon! Weirdo!

4th of July Fruit Pizza Cookies

What you need

*Fruit Dip

**Sugar Cookies

Blueberries

Strawberries

Strawberry Huller and Slicer

* You can purchase store made or make your own.  To make your own mix together 8 oz of  ROOM TEMPERATURE cream cheese, 1 small tub of cool whip and 1 packet of vanilla pudding mix.

** You can make your own, buy sugar cookie dough (which is what we do) or buy bagged sugar cookies.

Directions

If baking cookies, do that 1st.

If making your own fruit dip, do that next and refrigerate until ready to use.

Wash your produce.

Hull and slice your strawberries.  You don’t really need this handy little tool but I got mine in my stocking last Christmas and use it ALL the time!

Once cookies are cooled, spread a nice layer of fruit dip on each cookie.

Let your children decorate their cookies with the fruits.

If you want to be extra fun you could add some sprinkles too!

Red White and Blue Fruit Kebobs

What you need

Skewers

Star Cookie Cutter

Blueberries

Watermelon

Big Marshmallows

Directions

Wash all produce.

Slice watermelon into 1/2 inch layers

Place layers on a flat, clean surface and lets kids use star cookie cutter to cut out pieces of watermelon.

Let kids add Watermelon stars, blueberries and marshmallows to each skewer.

Eat and Enjoy!

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