All of the running around and playing outside my family does in the summertime seems to work up quite an appetite. Whether it’s a hike through the woods or an afternoon in the pool, the kids are sure to come back inside ready for a cold drink and snack. I do my best to avoid giving them sugary foods and drinks, and take advantage of the many fresh fruits and berries that are in season this time of the year. In fact, I have some ideas to share to make fun summertime food for kids.
My daughter and I both like to get creative with food, and it’s simple to make something fun and delicious with seasonal fruits. We used pineapple, mandarin oranges, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries to make this pretty plate of flowers.
We used mandarin orange segments, and cut rings of pineapple into wedges to make flower petals. Strawberries can easily be transformed into roses with a few strategically placed cuts. Berries are perfect as the flower centers.
Lunchtime can get boring with plain old sandwiches, so I sometimes like to make pinwheels using spinach tortilla wraps. I use half of a package of cream cheese softened, and stir in about 1 to 2 teaspoons of Ranch seasoning. It’s enough to smear onto 3 or 4 wraps. After spreading some ranch cream cheese onto the wraps, I add several slices of sandwich meat, roll them up and slice. This is always a hit at lunchtime at my house.
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It’s so easy to make healthy, delicious and fun food for kids with just a little creativity. What are some of your favorite summertime foods for kids?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Motts for Tots via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.