Category Archives: Snacks for Kids

Zucchini Muffins

  • zucchini-muffins-400x400-kalynskitchen2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Stir in:

  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 apple peeled, cored and grated

In another bowl, beat:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup oil (vegetable or canola)

Stir into flour mixture until batter is just combined. Spoon into well greased muffin cups, filling to the top. (Note: If you are using muffin liners you may need to spray with cooking spray to prevent the muffins from sticking to the paper.) Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

Nutritional Information:
Calories 146
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 21mg
Sodium 160mg
Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrates 21g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g

Orange Cranberry Muffins

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 navel orange, cut into eighths
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Coat a standard-size 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Put the orange wedges, orange juice, egg and oil into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; whisk to incorporate. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients; pour the orange mixture into it and stir to make a thick batter. Stir in the cranberries.
  4. Divide the mixture among the muffin tins, filling the tins about 3/4 full, and bake until the muffins are golden and push back when gently pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on a rack and enjoy warm or toasted.

Nutritional Information:
Calories 175
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 31g
Fiber 1g
Protein 2g

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Tortilla Pizza

What you need:

  • Small corn tortillas
  • Salsa
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

Mound a little salsa and cheese on each tortilla. Cook on foil-lined tray in toaster oven until cheese has melted and is brown at the edges.

Kids can help: Assemble the “pizzas,” cover the tray with foil

Extras: A layer of refried beans under the salsa, cilantro for garnish, a dollop of sour cream or a sprinkle of finely chopped green pepper

Nutritional Information:
Calories 137
Total Fat 5.5g
Saturated Fat 3.1g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 131mg
Potassium 334mg
Total Carbohydrate 16.8g
Dietary Fiber 2.8g
Sugars 3.2g
Protein 6.7g
Vitamin A 21%
Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 16%
Iron 5%

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Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Ingredients: 2-3 sweet potatoes, cooking spray, cinnamon, sugar (if needed)

Preparation: Preheat oven to 400 degrees, peel sweet potatoes, then cut into ½ inch slices, spray cooking oil directly on baking sheet, place sweet potato slices on baking sheet, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar (if desired), bake for 45-60 min and enjoy!

Baked-sweet-potato-chipsNutritional Information:
Calories 139
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 10mg
Total Carbohydrate 18g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 133%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2%
Iron 4%