- Creating snack kabobs on colorful skewers (drink mixing sticks work great for this)
- Adding a colorful umbrella to a healthy smoothie
- Using cookie cutters to create fun shapes with healthy foods
Recently, I tried the idea of creating a muffing tin snack tray. Have you ever tried feeding your kids their snacks from a muffin tin? It’s amazing how those cute little cups make snacking more fun and interesting. It’s a great way to get your kids to try something new too.
I decided to have the kids try a few new foods in the muffin tin snack tray. I introduced olives, Havarti and Gouda cheeses from Arla Dofino. I added these new foods in with foods they already enjoy like cherry tomatoes, carrot sticks and grapes. They always seem willing to try something new when it’s along side something they already like.
I like that the Arla Dofino cheeses are free of added hormones and preservatives. Havarti and Gouda cheeses are soft and mild in flavor, which also makes it easy to introduce a new food to my kids. They are not big milk drinkers to getting them to try new cheeses is a great way to keep up their calcium intake.
Take a peak in the deli section of you local grocery store to find Alra Dofino. Experiment with fun recipes for grown ups too. For example, I LOVE their gouda cheese in my veggie omelette. I am going to try some Edam and a flavored Havarti in a future recipe. I can’t wait!
Guess what? Arla Dofino is hosting a “Snack-to-School” Facebook sweepstakes from September 15 to October 15, 2015. One winner will receive a semesters worth of Arla Dofino cheese and a Genuine Thermos lunch kit.
What are your tips and tricks for getting your kids to eat healthy snacks?
Look for the #Arla101 hashtag for other ideas and inspiration.