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Healthy Snacks for Kids!🍎

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Hello to all our Sparklers! We have been wanting to reach out to all of you and see how everyone is doing and surviving during this time. We hope homeschool, work, and routines have been going okay for you all. It's certainly not easy for us and I have developed a new appreciation for teachers!! 🙌

I'm sure I am not the only one whose family has been going nuts on the food and snacking. I swear my kids will literally be done with breakfast and ask for a "little snack." 🤦‍♀️ Haha. I saw a meme the other day and it said, "I don't know how my child has managed getting through the school day without 47 snacks." Isn't that the truth?!😂

So for this blog, I wanted to share with you guys some easy and healthy snack recipes. It has made me nauseous to think about all the crap my kids have been eating! YIKES! A few weeks ago when they announced that school is out for the remainder of the year, I made a promise that I was going to keep healthier options in my house for my kids, and for myself! No more unlimited chips, cookies, or sugary drinks 24/7! 😳 So keep reading and be sure to give these a try because they were a HUGE hit in our house!

First up, I have to share my "Energy Bites" recipe. I have been making these for years but for I've been making them multiple times a week lately. They are so good and perfect for a little sweet and filling bite. These are AMAZING! Packed with protein, fiber, crunch, sweetness, but no refined sugar! WOO!! Here's what you'll need:

1 Cup- Old Fashioned Oats

2/3 Cup- Unsweetened Coconut (I like to use coconut chips)

1/2 Cup- Nut Butter (I use natural peanut butter)

1/2 Cup- Ground Flax Seed

1/2 Cup- Dark Chocolate Chips

1/3 Cup- Honey

1 Tsp- Vanilla

1 Tbls- Chia Seeds (Optional)

Stir everything together in a large bowl until well combined. Cover and chill in fridge for 30 minutes so they will stay together easier when you make the balls. Roll mixture into 1 inch balls. I make ours pretty small. I like the "one-biter" aspect so they don't make a mess because that's what my kids do.. 😆 Keep in a large Ziplock or airtight container and they'll last all week! My kids will eat about three for a snack. Same goes for me. They really do curve a sweet tooth and are pretty filling with the oats and peanut butter so they're a win in my book! 😋

Next up, I'll share this Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin recipe. These are gluten free which is a great option. White flour isn't necessarily bad for you, but there are healthier options. So, here's the recipe:

1/2 Cup- Coconut or Almond Flour (I prefer almond)

1 Tbls- Poppy Seeds

1/2 Tsp- Baking Soda

1/2 Tsp- Baking Powder

1/3 Cup- Coconut Oil, Melted

1/4 Cup- Honey

1/4 Tsp- Salt

2 Tbls- Lemon Zest

Juice of 1 Large Lemon

3 Eggs

1/2 Cup- Almond Milk

Preheat oven to 325. 

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, poppy seeds, and lemon zest.

In a separate bowl, combine the lemon juice, coconut oil, honey, almond milk, eggs. Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature so the coconut oil doesn't harden.

Combine the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. Pour the batter into greased muffin tins and bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes. 

These are so yummy and I love the burst of lemon! My kiddos inhaled these and didn't even know they weren't full of sugar!🍋

Lastly, let's talk drinks. I try not to buy juices in my house. I feel like my kids already get enough sugar from their foods and treats so in the home, we try to stick to water. There are several local spots here in Utah that are only drink shops. Sodas mixed with all sorts of syrups, energy drinks, smoothies, etc. Tons and tons of options!! My girls of course, love a sugary drink from time to time. But they also have "Fruit Water."


I decided to create my own at home for my girls. That way, they feel like they're getting a "Fancy" drink, but no refined sugar or chemicals! These are so fun to dress up for a midday pick me up! Super fun if you have a wine glass or something to serve it in. I just throw in the fruit I have in the house with some ice water. You can add a little natural sweetener with Stevia but we don’t think you need it. Put some fruit on a toothpick for a little mocktail vibe and they love it!🍸

For some other ideas; copycat Balboa Bars. If you've been on Balboa Island in California, hopefully you've been able to try one. But it's basically a frozen banana dipped in chocolate with any topping you can imagine. They're so delicious. So what I have done, is put halved bananas on popsicle sticks, dip in melted dark chocolate, then let your kids top them with sprinkles, chopped nuts, etc. Lay them on a plate with parchment paper and freeze until solid. After 45 minutes to an hour, they have an awesome frozen treat!🍌

Another great idea is frozen grapes. Sounds odd but I'm telling you, they taste like frozen candy. Simple but just a new idea to switch up the fruit.🍇

I certainly hope this gives you all a couple of ideas for the next little while to get through the school year and summer. As scary and unnerving as this pandemic has been, we really are all in this together and the entire world is dealing with it. It has been so amazing to see our country, state, city, neighborhood, come together to support local businesses, spend more time as a family, etc. Let's keep at it, you guys! Listen to your state leaders with what they recommend for your state and support local business when you can. SIP is in full swing and working hard to get all your orders out quickly. We love you all and we hope you have a great day!! ❤️❤️

Love,

Jessie, Blogger for SIP

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72 comments

  • Jessie Cozzens

    Kelly Gray

    We have been spending a whole lotta time outside. We have started a garden and we haven finding new trail to walk and explore

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    Autumn Mata

    Definitely trying the protien bites and frozen grapes! My kids love healthy, so these are awesome!

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    Katie

    Definitely going to try these. My little girl I think will especially love the frozen grapes.

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    Amy

    Thanks for sharing my kids loved all of them ❤️

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    Alis

    Love the drink idea!!
    Would love to see more recipes!

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    Taneka Parnell

    Will try these

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    Rasheka Moore

    Thanks for sharing. Trying these out with my baby soon

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    Rosalyn Young

    The protein bites and fruit water are always a hit with the family, thank you.
    I’ve been ordering clothes from SIP for a while now and only just found the app and the blog so I’m very excited to read more of what I missed.

    I’d like to see some ideas of multi age level indoor learning games if you have any. Action indoor games we can play as a family.
    Where we live it’s getting 100 degrees and higher now and my daughter has sensory issues so she will not wear a mask, so we spend most of our time indoors now.

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    Amanda

    Thank you for sharing. I will definitely have to try these. I like the idea about the drinks too. This quarantine has been rough at times but we got through it and have spent some quality time as a family which has been really nice.

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    Norma Guzman

    Thanks for all the recipes, I will have to try them for sure as my daughter & I have a sweet tooth & bad habits. Yes I said it 🤦🏽‍♀️
    We been exploring outside with snakes, walks, bike rides & just soaking in this time at home with our family. Enjoying our time with our twins seniors ❤️ This quarantine time has made us slow down & enjoy each other’s company.

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    Ginny Watts

    Will definitely try these! They sound great and yummy! The girls will love them!!

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    Ginny Watts

    Will definitely try these! They sound great and yummy! The girls will love them!!

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    Briana Bautista

    We definitely will try this ♥️

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    Shyann D Lunsford-Moore

    I love the little no bake bites. My kids are picky so they usually just destroy them every where. Can’t wait to try the poppy seed recipe😁

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    Jennie

    Thanks for sharing

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    Elizabeth Albright

    Me and my 2 daughters just been spending time together doing crafts playing outside on our trampoline taking walks getting ice cream and always on sparkle in pink website looking at new clothes my daughters always want them all there such beautiful made clothes thank you sparkle in pink!!!!

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    Virginia Wood

    Thanks for sharing

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    Courtney V.

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try some with my little!

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    jenna Lavoie

    Thanks for sharing can’t wait to try some of these ideas with my kiddos!!

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    Natasha

    I’m glad I can across this blog I need some help snacks for my baby. Thanks SIP!!

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    JULIA SPENCE

    DURING THIS TIME WE HAVE TAKEN TIME TO REALLY GO THROUGH ROOMS , GET BETTER ORGANIZED, CREATE BETTER CLEANING AHBBITS, ALSO HAVE SPENT MUCH NEEDED FAMILY TIME AT THE LAKE FISHING AND RIDING BIKES : )

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    Becky Kees

    We have been spending some extra time outside as well as creating fun ways to learn letters and numbers.

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    Jennifer Staats

    We have been spending ALOT of time playing family board games and natural trail walks. I believe being outside within a safe time is best for our daughter.

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    Angela Dobs

    Me and my lo have been enjoying the pool. She says we’ve gotta try the fruit water.

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    MIndy BRinley

    Me and my kiddos have been doing a ton of fishing!

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    Kimberly Russell

    We have been doing our virtual learning, lots of games and crafts, and to be honest, lots of yelling and fighting! Haha. Our 6 year old daughter has Coffin-siris syndrome and the sudden change in daily schedule has been hard for her. She misses school and her friends. So she is enjoying aggravating her 10 or old brother ❤❤.

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    Ashlee Mays

    Just been doing alot of crafts and hanging outside, going on walks and bike rides. Also we are a big board game family! Trying to keep busy and stay sane during all of this :)
    Love seeing all the easy snacks on the blogs!!

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    Craleta Robins

    I’ve been homeschooling and allowing the kids to play in the backyard as much as possible?

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    Craleta Robins

    I’ve been homeschooling and allowing the kids to play in the backyard as much as possible?

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    Wittanie McEwen

    I have been busy homeschooling my 4 school age kids, trying to entertain my 3 year old, and deal with my own kindergarten class. The days fly by!

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    sherin

    Great ideas 💡!! Looks really delicious 😋 .

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    Pamela Brenner

    These snacks sound delicious!

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    Brittany Paolucci

    I needed more healthy snacks ideas

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    Ana Hdz

    Me encantan las ideas

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    Robin Burgess

    We have been Doing a lot of arts and crafts ❤️💜

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    tammy mills

    would love some recipes that are safe and healthy for kids to help make

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    Julie Allen

    Such a great idea!!!

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    Heather Holle

    Looks so good

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    Destiny Infante

    This looks too healthy for me lol!
    I’m a SAHM and I just chill and nurse my baby 24/7, hungry chunkers lol!💖✨ It’d be nice to see at least one BLW blog ❤️

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    Shawn Flick

    I love these snack ideas!

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    MIchelle Carney

    Awesome ideas for healthy snacks! I will definitely be making all of these this summer!

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    mallory d

    looks good

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    Ashley Coleman

    Looks good

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    Hope

    I love this idea for healthy snacks! Can’t wait to try it.

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    Tammy

    What great ideas! Will be trying a few of these for my kiddos. We have been doing a lot of outside activities and even planted a vegetable garden, and can’t leave out lots of school work thru the day.

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    Cassie

    Hi ladies!! These recipes are great looking and fun for the kiddos! We have been staying busy with lots of time outside because it’s been great outside. Here in Houston you only have that for a short period of time till it’s just to HOT AND HUMID to be out for long periods of time. Planting, playing in the sprinklers, and just getting messy. Can I say I’m sooo tired of cleaning…..

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    Sylvia Salazar

    We’ve been remodeling our game room, planting our veggies and our daisies, painting rocks and given them to every business open.

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    MIchelle Sunday

    We’ve been crafting and baking a lot! Plus lots of outdoors time! I’d love to see some fun summer ideas people have for home since a lot of places will be closed for a while. Love SIP❤️❤️

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    Tara Henry

    We’ve been doing tons of crafts and going on a lot of walks outside!

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    Amanda Jacks

    Hey! We have been doing lots of crafts and painting. Also, just getting lots of time outdoors. My daughter is easily entertained always so she finds fun ways to entertain herself. Maybe post some creative ways to play outdoors like fun games we don’t normally think of?

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    We have been spending a whole lotta time outside. We have started a garden and we haven finding new trail to walk and explore

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    Definitely trying the protien bites and frozen grapes! My kids love healthy, so these are awesome!

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    Definitely going to try these. My little girl I think will especially love the frozen grapes.