Friday, February 4, 2011

Quick Snack

I know that when I was a home child care provider, a quick snack was handy to have on a busy day.  If that snack also allowed the kids to be creative, even better!

Here is a quick snack idea that doubles as an art project.  I got the idea for these "egg heads" from Family Fun magazine:

These are super easy to make!  Simply slice a hard boiled egg and place each slice on a round cracker.  (We didn't have any round crackers so I used a cookie cutter to cut shapes from a whole wheat tortilla).  Then, allow the children to decorate their egg slices with eyes, noses, mouths, etc. made from whatever you have handy.  We used olives, chives, carrot bits, cherry tomatoes, celery leaves, and nuts. 

Use whole grain crackers if possible for a nutrient-rich snack!

Crediting information:  This snack is creditable for 1 meat/meat alternate and 1 bread/bread alternate at snack.  (using at least 1/4 of an egg and 10 grams (0.4 ounce) of crackers for 1-5 year old children).

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