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5 Healthy Thanksgiving Snack Ideas For Kids

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, but you don’t have to reserve all the fun ideas for the day of Thanksgiving. You can celebrate all month long! A pediatric dentist in Fairfax put together this list of fun and healthy Thanksgiving snacks for you to try with your kids this month. These fun snacks would even be a great idea on the day of Thanksgiving to tide the kids until the big meal in the afternoon.

1. Turkey Vegetable Cups

Take your kids’ favorite vegetables and turn them into turkey feathers with these vegetable cups. Carrot sticks and bell peppers work the best for this idea because of their color, but celery and cucumbers could be a good addition to this snack too. Check out Be Different Act Normal for more turkey veggie cup ideas.

2. Turkey Fruit Tray

Create a fruit tray in the shape of a turkey with an apple or pear for the body and your child’s favorite fruits for the feathers. Strawberries, bananas, and grapes work great. You could even use melon balls to form the tail. Find a fun idea for this turkey fruit tray at Clean and Scentsible.

3. Apple and Peanut Butter Turkey

Give your kids their fruit and a healthy dose of protein with this well-balanced snack. Use small cups or cupcake liners filled with peanut butter for the base and apples for the feathers. You can even give your kids the peanut butter base with the apples and grape on the side so they can make their own turkey before they eat it. Find a tutorial at The Party Animal.

4. Crescent Roll Cornucopia

Combine veggies, Pillsbury crescent rolls, and cheese to make this yummy and fun snack. Add a side of ranch dressing to dip the veggies in. You can let the kids pick out their veggies and fill their own cornucopias too. Find the full tutorial at Kid Friendly Things To Do.

5. Turkey Cheese Snack

Transform little Babybel cheese disks into mini turkeys! All you need is the cheese, cloves, and almond slices. You could even use this for a fun creative activity with your kids and teach them how to make their own cheese turkeys. Find the full tutorial at Living Locurto.


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