Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ants on a Log

(I've been reading the Snack Girl blog lately and loving it. It's a very user friendly blog with great ideas for healthy snacks. Today she sent over a guest post to share with you. Thank you snack girl)

Ants on a log is a combination of celery, cream cheese (or peanut butter), and raisins. All you do is spread on the cream cheese, add the raisins, and voila!

Let your imagination run wild with this snack. Maybe you don't like ants - so these can be "frogs on a log" and you can be the alligator. Sneak up to the unsuspecting frogs and CHOMP!

This kid friendly snack can be made with cream cheese or peanut butter. If you are watching your weight, try a whipped cream cheese for fewer calories.

Dress these up with almond butter or dried cranberries. Skip the celery completely and use an apple. Whatever you do, you will end up with a great tasting combination of fruits, vegetables, protein, and fun.
Other ideas:
  • Ants on a Slip 'n Slide - celery with peanut butter, a layer of honey, then the raisins
  • Ants on Vacation - no raisins (for when you run out)
  • Turtles on a Log - use chocolate chips instead of raisins
Find other great kid-friendly snack ideas on http://www.snack-girl.com


sienna said...

its official. i eat like a four year old. just minutes before reading this post i finished eating this very snack for lunch. thank goodness peanut butter is considered a protein or i would be in trouble.

Damaris @Kitchen Corners said...

4 year olds usually eat healthier than adults b/c they have their parents feeding them. If you eat like a 4 year old than you are right on!

Karine said...

This is an original snack! Thanks for sharing :)

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