Healthy Snack-Time Treats

Ants on a Log or Apple Ladybugs might be just the pick-me-up your child needs.

By Miriam Myers , GreatSchools Staff

Snack Time

Healthy snacks help kids re-energize throughout their active day. Make sure the portion size is small so the snack will not interfere with meals. Enjoy some of these healthy snack ideas:

Try out these insect-inspired snacks. Your kids will take pleasure in making and eating these healthy treats!

Ants on a Log



Cut the ends off of the celery sticks. Fill the center of the celery with peanut butter or cream cheese (logs). Press the raisins (ants) gently into the top of the peanut butter or cream cheese.

Apple Ladybugs



Slice the apples in half and remove the cores. Place each apple half flat side down on a plate. Apply a dab of peanut butter or cream cheese on to the back of each apple half. Stick raisins onto the dabs for spots and eyes. Stick three pretzels on each side of the apple to make the legs. Stick two pretzels into the apple to make the antennae.