Feeling high and dry in the quick and easy recipe department, I went online in search of inspiration. And I just HAVE to share with you what I found when I Googled “Easy Kid Friendly Summer Recipes.”
Are you ready?
One of the first recipes to come up was from Epicurious.com. The description says it’s “a great afternoon snack.” Yeah, if I wanted my daughter to be obese, hyperactive and on her way to a diabetic coma.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: Caramelized Chocolate, Banana and Marshmallow Sandwiches. That’s right. You layer chocolate, marshmallow and banana between slices of buttermilk bread that have been slathered with butter and brown sugar. Then you CARAMELIZE IT!!! Now I’ve been to Scotland, where they deep fat fry everything, including candy bars, but that didn’t make my teeth and tummy hurt as much as just thinking about this recipe does.
I guess you could make the case that this “great afternoon snack” is healthy, since it does contain bananas, but… wow. I checked out the comment section, and while most people raved, the last comment made me laugh out loud: “This is a snack only a stoner could enjoy.”
So. I suppose I should redeem this post in some way, huh? How about we share some of our quick, easy and HEALTHY summer snack ideas? I’ll go first! My daughter loves it when we roll turkey and swiss cheese slices in tortillas with a little mustard and mayo. Turkey roll-ups! Great for lunch or for a snack!
Now it’s your turn. What do you whip up when the kids want a healthy summer treat?