Thursday, August 9, 2012

Sassy Kabobs and Sassy Chachos

Back to healthy & fun snacking with your toddler! We explored cereal necklaces and our sassy version of pizza, now we’re giving two ideas for fun activity based healthy snacks! Healthy food projects you can do with your little one create opportunities for healthy modeling, physical development and bonding. Getting your little one in the kitchen and part of the preparation process is a great way to start healthy eating habits. So, here we go with Dr. Jen’s SASSYKABOBS and SASSYCHACHOS! As always, follow our food safety tips and make sure to accommodate any allergies or special needs your child may have!


  1. Use a water soaked chopstick (the traditional skewer is sharp)  
  2. STEAM chunks of cooked veggies like zucchini or butternut squash, slice up soft fruits such as strawberries or bananas, and pile on the protein: low-fat cheese, turkey or chicken.
  3. Help your little one get it ONTO the stick, and then have him or her slide it up. This is great for fine motor development! 
  4. As always, watch your child while eating this snack and remove the kabob stick to assure it doesn’t become a play toy. We have plenty of those for you to choose from!


You’re thinking “What’s with that name?”. Nachos for CHILDREN = CHACHOS!
  1. Take some whole grain pita bread and lightly toast
  2.  Use some low fat ground beef or turkey  
  3. Add some shredded lowfat cheese  
  4. Make the chachos TOGETHER – it’s a little messy and a LOT of fun!