Snack Time Fun: Easy Ideas for Cooking with Kids

Ronnie's Awesome List presents a guest article from my sponsor, Instacart, a grocery delivery company that lets you shop online from major grocery stores and then delivers your groceries to you that same day, often within an hour or two. I’ve partnered with Instacart today to share some snack time recipes that are as much fun to make with kids as they are to eat.

Who says that you can’t play with your food? Kitchen activities for the kiddos is an easy way to educate them about healthy eating, spark some culinary creativity and most of all, have fun!

Instacart is a new same-day grocery delivery service in Marin that can deliver fresh produce, pantry essentials, snacks, pet supplies and more to your doorstep. Just choose your favorite grocer (they shop from Whole Foods Market, Andronico’s Community Markets, Mollie Stone’s, Smart & Final, Costco and Petco), and sit back and relax while they take care of the shopping. 

With any of the snack time recipes below, you can order all the supplies with Instacart and get them delivered in as little as one hour, so you can focus on having fun in the kitchen with your little ones.

All of these snacks are not only perfect for summer time playdates, but for the busy back-to-school days ahead. Which will you and your kids tackle first?

Carrot-Raisin Baked Oatmeal

PHOTO: WHOLE FOODS MARKET

PHOTO: WHOLE FOODS MARKET

Great for breakfast or an on-the-go snack! This kid-friendly snack is easy to make and packed with nutritious vitamins and fiber. Get the recipe.

PB&J Bites

PHOTO: WHOLE FOODS MARKET

PHOTO: WHOLE FOODS MARKET

Like a PB&J sandwich, but more fun! Kids will love rolling together these little snack time treats almost as much as they’ll love eating them. Get the recipe.

Hippie Chow

Photo: Whole Foods Market

Photo: Whole Foods Market

Crunchy, chewy and healthy with just a hit of sweet. This recipe just takes a microwave and a little bit of mixing to make a healthy snack that will last the week. Get the recipe.

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