Saturday, June 27, 2015

Book Review : The Best Homemade Kids' Snacks on the Planet

Product was received for free in exchange for an honest review.

If you're a parent or a caregiver, you know that kids are hungry all the time. And while you want to give them the best, snack time can be a true test. How do you avoid the convenient-but-unhealthy storebought treats and instead provide something that not only tastes good, but is good for them them too?

With The Best Homemade Kids' Snacks on the Planet, you'll find more than 200+ great ideas for solving the snack conundrum. Recipes and ideas you can whip up in minutes, without fuss in the kitchen, or fuss from your kid! So whether you're packing snacks for your purse, the school bag, the sports bag, or the can't-make-it-until-dinner whining hour, you'll find quick and healthy ideas everyone in your family will love, including:
  • Fun fruity dips! - getting our kids to eat more fruit can be difficult, why not combine the art of dipping that kids tend to love, with naturally healthy fruit!
  • Popsicles galore! - popsicles isn't about pouring fruit juice inside a mold, with these 5 fun popsicle ideas you can feed your kids a healthy snack. 
  • No-bake treats: let's turn the oven on and heat up the house! -said no mom ever. With these delicious no-bake treats whipping up a nutritious snack is a breeze.
My thoughts:

The best kid's snack book by far.  Since there are over two hundred snack recipes, there is something every should like in this book. Great book for kids parties.

the  step by step directions are so simple to read and understand, even your kids can help with reading and understanding them.  Just about every ingredient needed for these snacks can be bought in your local grocery store.  There are also colorful pictures of what some of the healthy snacks will look like.  There is even a chapter on mini meals.  So this takes the place of fast foods, and is one hundred percent healthier.  There are eight different chapter of all of good healthy snacks, mini meals, fruit and veggie snacks, no-bake bites and dips, baked bites, re-imagined classics, super smoothies and drinks and frozen delights and special treats.

The Feedback chart in the back of the book is great.  Gives kids and adults a chance to rate the snacks, etc up to five starts.  They get to write the date it was made, put notes about the snack and answer yes or no if they would make it again.

I have made over five of these snacks in this book with my eleven and eight year old, and they loved everyone of them.  We made Fresh Fruit Toaster Pastries, Strawberry Shortcakes and Oatmeal Raisin Cookie dough Bites to name a few.  We plan on making many more recipes from this book.