Meal Ideas for Kids: Funky Monkey Dogs

Children need a lot of energy during the day to help them learn to read, write, spell and do the rest of their schoolwork. It’s important for them to nourish their bodies with wholesome foods.  To help keep your little ones going throughout the day, we’re happy to feed more than just their minds with healthy meal ideas for kids.  Children can even help create these recipes with you, as they learn about measurement, nutrition, and clean as you go practices!

Today’s great meal idea for kids is Funky Monkey Dogs!


“This balanced meal consists of:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Bananas
  • All fruit jam
  • Granola

Today’s meal idea is super easy (and tasty)!  It took about 4 minutes to make, and is an easy food for kids to handle since it’s all wrapped up in a piece of bread. Here’s the recipe:


1. 1 slice whole wheat bread
2. 1 teaspoon all fruit jam
3. 1 teaspoon all natural or organic creamy peanut butter
4. 1 tablespoon granola
5. 1 medium size banana, peeled


1. Spread peanut butter on half of bread
2. Spread jelly on other half
3. Sprinkle granola on top of that
4. Put banana on one side of bread and roll up banana in bread
5. Eat and scratch like a monkey… 🙂

The combination of ingredients in Funky Monkey Dogs is perfect for kids!  Together, they are a:

  • Great source of energy
  • Great source of Protein
  • Great source of Fiber
  • Great way for kids to eat fruit

For more fun meal ideas for kids, check out The Kids’ Cooking Network – Recipes for The Young Chef, Book 1 on Amazon

After your children have finished this tasty meal and helped clean up, talk with them about what they learned.  Chances are, they really enjoyed helping to prepare it and didn’t even realize that they were learning during the process!

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