What a summer we’ve had! It’s been such good weather, and it’s not over yet. For most parents, but not me unfortunately, the summer holidays means there is more time and spent at home and therefore more snacks and meals to make. If your kids are anything like mine then it is a constant battle to stop the snack attacks every 20 minutes!
I went to a workshop a couple years ago which was all about making food fun for your children. I’m lucky that my two aren’t particularly fussy, but if you do have a little one who isn’t keen to try new foods, then it’s often a great idea to try and add a little twist to what you’re making and inject some fun into it.
In light of this, I thought it would be a good idea to share a couple fun summer kids’ recipe hacks with you all. These are a couple recipes that my two children absolutely love and enjoy eating. We are working with Breville for the next few months, and to help us with our family cooking they have sent us some products to make our lives a bit easier. We’ll try them out and let you know what we think!
On to the super easy recipes:
Little Berry Frozen Smoothie Pots
A hand full of blueberries.
A hand full of strawberries.
A hand full of banana.
A hand full of grapes.
Fresh orange juice.
A hand full of ice.
Little pots and straws to pour the smoothie into.
Put all the ingredients into the container and pop on the lid. With the juice, just fill it half way up the container. Press the blend button and get blending. We used our Breville Blend Active Family blender and found it really easy to set up, use, and even clean afterwords. It did a good job and everything blended well.
Once all blended, and nice and cold with the ice all crushed, pour into the little pots and serve.
Sweet Toastie with Fruit Popsicles
Two slices of bread.
Any fruit you have.
4x cocktail skewers.
Spread the peanut butter onto the bread. And then the jam.
Pop into the Breville Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster and toast, which has cut and seal technology to make sure you get a perfect toastie every time – I love that!
While the toastie is toasting, cut the fruit into chunks in half. Put onto the small cocktail skewers.
Take toast out, wait for it to cool and cut into smaller triangles.
Then pop your fruit popsicles on and you’re good to go!
Little I is an absolute peanut butter monster so she often enjoys these when she comes in from her activities at the weekend or as a snack (if she shares with her brother) after pre-school.
Another sweet toastie we enjoy is banana and Nutella, or French toast with strawberries and yogurt. YUM! It’s fun to mix it up and turn something that’s usually savoury, into something sweet.
Fruity Fruit Jelly Cups
Jelly cubes (we used Hartley’s Raspberry).
Water – boiling and cold.
Fruit – we used fruit to match what flavour the jelly was.
Straws or sticks to decorate.
Follow the instructions on the jelly packet regarding the volume of boiling then cold water to make the jelly up with. When boiling our water to use, we used our Breville Flow Kettle which has a great sleek and modern design. I really like the lid on it, and the fact it comes off completely. And the lenght of time it took to boil the water wasn’t bad at all. Pretty quick if you ask me.
Pop in the fruit, mix around and then place in the fridge for setting.
Serve with summer themed little sticks or straws in silicone cupcake cases.
The novelty factor of these are great and I didn’t realise how much L like jelly until we made these!
Hope you enjoyed these super quick and super easy recipes to make some fun little snacks for your little one this summer. Let me know your favourite hack recipes.
*This post is sponsored by Breville but all words, thoughts, opinions and images are 100% our own.