Snack Idea for Kids: PB&J Nutty Cake!

There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” ~George Bernard Shaw

Children use a great deal of energy as they learn to read, write, spell, and focus on their other schoolwork as well as extracurricular activities. To keep them going strong, it’s important that they stay nourished with wholesome, healthy foods.

To help keep your little ones going throughout the day, we’re happy to help feed their minds (and stomachs) with a healthy snack or meal idea for kids every week.  Children can even help create these easy and fun recipes with you!

Today’s great snack idea for kids is a PB&J Nutty Cake!


This healthy and crunchy snack consists of

1. 1 – Cinnamon flavored brown rice cake
2. 1 tablespoon organic or natural creamy peanut butter
3. 1 teaspoon all fruit organic or regular all fruit spread
4. 1 teaspoon chopped nuts
5. 1 tsp dried cranberries or 1 dried date broken into pieces (can also use fresh fruit that you have
on hand i.e. blueberries, raspberries, etc.)

Here’s how to create this crunchy cuisine:

1. Lay rice cake flat on a plate
2. Using a teaspoon, spread peanut butter on rice cake
3. Using a teaspoon, spread fruit spread on top next
4. Sprinkle with nuts and dried or fresh fruit
5. Pick up carefully and eat away…

For more fun meal and snack 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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