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A Healthy School Snack to Slow Down Time

snail

Do you ever wish time would slow down?

Most days I’m OK with the time that passes. But then there are days when I look in the mirror and say, “Hey lady, where did you come from?”

I look at my kids and think “Golly, they were all babies just yesterday.”

I see the weeds in my garden and think, “I just picked them two days ago!”

I look at my husband and can’t believe it’s possible that we’ve been married almost 22 years.  We seriously can’t be old enough to have been married that long.

Some days I wish time would slow down just a bit, kind of like this snail who moves nice and slow.

Fallen snail

Then I remind myself to just enjoy the time, no matter how fast or how slow it may go.

Because –

The lady in the mirror can’t look 25 forever.

If my kids stayed babies, I wouldn’t get to hear how excited they were when they told me they made safety patrol, or co-captain of the flag squad, or had a great hit in baseball.

The weeds in my garden will be there no matter how fast (or slow) time passes.

And my husband – well, 22 years is darn good and I’ll gladly take another 22 with him.

Enjoy your time!

 

I saw this idea over at Nestle Kitchen’s website.

Fruit and Veggie Snails

This is a fun after school snack for the kids. You get everything ready, they get to assemble.

Use smaller apples. The larger the apple the harder it is for it to stand up in the peanut butter.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

1 box (1.65 ounces each) any flavor WONKA NERDS Candies
2 small red apples cut thinly
1 bunch celery, cleaned
1 bag shredded carrots or just julienne them yourself
Small jar of creamy peanut butter
1 sealable plastic storage bag
Safety scissors
Kitchen knife

Directions:

Cut a thick vertical slice from a whole apple, just missing the core. Do this on both sides.
Cut a celery stick that is about 1 inch longer than the width of the apple slice.
Put the peanut butter into the plastic bag, snip off the end to make a small hole.
Fill the trough of the celery stick with the bag of peanut butter, and set aside.
Using the plastic bag filled with peanut butter again, draw a spiral on both sides of the apple slice.
Wedge the apple slice into the filled celery stick. (Larger apples like to fall over.)
Add NERDS to one end of the celery stick to make his eyes.
Add two carrot shreds for antennae.

Nestle Kitchens

 

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5 Responses to “A Healthy School Snack to Slow Down Time”

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    suzy supnet — September 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Such a cute idea. I love it.

    • Kendra replied: — September 10th, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

      I know – as soon as I saw it I knew I needed to try it out. Always trying to look for fun, healthy snacks and this one certainly is.

  2. #
    Ellora@ Creatively Southern — September 10, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    My two year old would love this! What a great idea to get kids to eat a healthy snack! Pinning this!!

    • Kendra replied: — September 10th, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

      I’d love to see what a two year old creates with these items. 🙂

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    Erin — September 11, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Ok, these are the cutest!! Stopping by from Talent Show Tuesday. My son would love these as an after school snack. Such a great idea!