Healthy Eating, Parenting & Pregnancy

Delicious Do-it-yourself Snacks For Kids


In the United States, there are almost seven million school children who arrive home from school everyday who are hungry and are yearning for some quick tasty snacks. However, most of these children would end up eating junk food because they arrive home before their parents, who are most likely still tied up with their day jobs. Rather than filling themselves up with sweets, candies and chocolates every time they come home from school they can become little chefs and learn some easy ways to prepare some nutritious and scrumptious afternoon treats on their own.

Kids can readily make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches but they find it difficult to cook up other foods because it requires more time and a bit of cooking skills. There is now a way out of this dilemma because there are many products that are now available in your local grocery stores such as the Tyson refrigerated, fully-cooked chicken and steak strips. These chicken strips, can be prepared and heated up by children very quickly and easily to beef up their favorites – pizza, tacos and pasta. These delicious do-it-yourself snacks for kids contain well-balanced nutrients, high in protein with zero grams trans fat. With these Delicious Do-it-Yourself Snacks for Kids, parents are assured with safe, healthy and wholesome nourishment for their children’s nutritional needs.

These healthy alternatives will also provide children with cooking skills and better eating habits. They will look forward to having some delicious snacks that they can prepare on their own every time they come home. They will also learn their way around the kitchen and might even aspire to become professional chefs in the future.

Fiesta Chicken Nachos


1 ¼ cups Tyson® Southwest Seasoned Chicken Breast Strips

1 bag (10 oz.) tortilla chips

2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese

Cooking Procedure:

1.    Arrange in layers the chips, cheese and chicken strips on a large, microwave-safe plate.
2.    Put into the microwave and set it on High for 30 to 45 seconds or until the cheese melts.
Serving Suggestion: Best served with pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream. Refrigerate leftovers.

Chicken Tacos Olé


1 package (6 oz.) Tyson® Refrigerated Fajita Chicken Breast Strips

4 taco shells

1/2 cup shredded cheese

Shredded lettuce

Cooking Procedure:

1.    Heat chicken and taco shells as instructed in the packaging directions.

2.    Fill the taco shells with meat, cheese and lettuce..

Serving Suggestion: You may also put in other toppings such as diced fresh tomato, salsa and sour cream. Refrigerate leftovers.

By encouraging kids to make their own snacks sometimes will teach them the importance of independence. It can also increase family time by making the children part of your daily cooking routine, washing vegetables, doing dishes etc.  So go ahead, try out some simple, easy to make snacks and teach your kids how to0.


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