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Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Bites Recipe

This easy strawberry cheesecake bites recipe is satisfying without the guilt!

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These happen to be delicious, the perfect portion size and a great after school treat!

Of course, you sent a great school lunch today with your little one; but I am sure you might be looking for ways to get them to eat more fruit. Easy-to-put-together that is!

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Don’t you love when you make a recipe that tastes like you had to have spent hours preparing it, when in reality it’s a snap to put together? That is exactly what you get with these strawberry cheesecake bites.

They are absolutely divine! Picture a rich and thick slice of strawberry cheesecake without all the work, half the mess, and in bite-size form. As a matter of fact, because of their size you’ll find it all too tempting to just pop the whole thing in your mouth.

Of course, this is just speculation- I’m not speaking from experience.

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They make a great addition to your child’s lunchbox! It is even a treat that I will include in my son’s (who has type 1 diabetes) lunchbox without guilt. With roughly 9 carbohydrates per “bite”, two of these will give him a treat fix and half of a serving of fruit. I like to add additional strawberry slices (that haven’t been made into “bites”) to his lunch so that it seems like he is getting more.

Wouldn’t these be perfect to serve hungry kids this summer, especially once strawberries are in season?  Or do you have any graduation parties coming up that you’ll be helping with? If so, these would be a great appetizer!

Not to mention, they are seriously so easy to make! Maybe even a little too easy…you’ll want to be making them every day. Plus, they are made with staple ingredients, so chances are you will already have most of the needed ingredients on hand.

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This would be a good recipe to enlist the help of your kids with. They’ll love dunking fresh strawberries in the cream mixture and seeing how the crushed graham cracker crumbs sticks to the strawberries, when you roll it around.

I’m confident this dip would work well with a variety of other fruits as well, as the dip on its own is absolutely heavenly. The possibilities are endless!

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

  • Author: MOMables
  • Yield: 16
  • Cuisine: Treats

Ingredients

  • 8oz tub whipped cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
  • 16 medium-large strawberries

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar.
  2. Put the combined cream cheese and powdered sugar mixture in a bowl.
  3. Put the graham cracker crumbs into another bowl.
  4. Dip the widened end of the strawberry in the cream cheese mixture, then roll it around in the graham cracker crumbs.

Carbohydrate Breakdown:

1 strawberry cheesecake bite (using medium-large sized strawberry) = 9 carbohydrates

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39 super easy to make banana split bites via Momables.com

Banana Split Bites Recipe: Better than Fruit Salad! {video}

What’s better than a fruit salad? These fun banana split bites of course!

Banana Split Bites Snack Recipe MOMables.com

These sweet pieces of frozen fruit encased in a chocolate shell is the perfect after school snack your kids will love! Oh! If you need more ideas, click here.

Ditch the chocolate cookies, ice-cream and whipped toppings. Most are full of unidentifiable ingredients and very little nutrition.

Our banana split bites have all the delicious flavors you get from a banana split in bite-size form!

Check out how easy they are to make:

Bonus: it’s not as messy as a real banana split.

Each serving is skewered through a popsicle stick -a kid favorite- and it makes it portable and the perfect treat for your kids’ lunchbox.

I know these don’t actually contain ice cream… but because the fruit is frozen you really get the “ice cream feel”.

If you are anything like me, you are usually taking a bite (or two) of the afternoon treats along with your kids. This is one MOMtreat you won’t feel guilty about eating!

Yes, haven’t you heard? There are health benefits of eating chocolate (in moderation). Another bonus to the great taste of these sweet treats is that they are low-carbohydrate (diabetic friendly).

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Freeze these overnight, and stick them in your child’s lunchbox in the morning, directly on an ice pack. They will have thawed a little bit by lunchtime, which is exactly how they’re enjoyed best!

You can stick the entire lunch container in the freezer and pull it out right before heading out to after school activities or weekend soccer games. I prefer stainless steel containers since they are better temperature conductors but any lunch box will work!

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Banana Split Bites

Makes 12 Bites

  • Author: MOMables
  • Cuisine: Treats

Ingredients

  • 12 1″ pieces pineapple
  • 1 banana cut into bite-sized pieces (make sure your bananas aren’t too ripe)
  • 6 medium sized strawberries, cut in half
  • 2.5oz dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Chopped nuts or coconut (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut fruit and assemble into stacks.
  2. Press a popsicle stick through the fruit and freeze until solid.
  3. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Melt the chocolate along with the coconut oil on the stove-top or in the microwave, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Once completely melted, remove the frozen fruit from the freezer.
  5. Dip the fruit in the chocolate, let the excess drip off and then place on the sheet to harden.
  6. If desired, dip the chocolate covered side immediately in chopped nuts or coconut before placing them on the sheet to harden.
  7. Once the chocolate is completely hardened, remove from the sheet and place in an airtight container to store in the freezer until ready to serve.

Notes

Make sure that your bananas aren’t too ripe. If you use a ripe banana the sugars break down, which will result in a mushy banana once thawed. Using an unripe banana with prevent this.

 

Carbohydrate Breakdown:

  • 1 bite-sized piece of banana= 3
  • 1″ piece of pineapple= 2
  • 1/2 medium strawberry= 1
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dark chocolate (total varies depending on type and brand)= 4

Carbohydrate total per Banana Split Bite= 10 carbohydrates

 

1 Power Breakfast: Easy Strawberry Smoothie

Easy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Want to get your kids involved in the kitchen? Here is an easy way to help them learn how to wash fruit, measure and enjoy the taste of real food!

Power Breakfast: Easy Strawberry SmoothieThere is something so great about bringing your kids into the kitchen.  Not only is it a perfect opportunity to spend time catching up on the day’s events, but also to take advantage of those small teachable moments that so often present themselves.

Moments to teach them about cooking and food, to share with them how and why you make the choices to feed them the food that you do.

Getting your kids interested in cooking doesn’t have to mean making an elaborate or time consuming recipe.  It can be as simple as a smoothie.

In our house, it’s a strawberry smoothie that my oldest son makes for us several mornings a week.  He was inspired by a cooking class at school and brought the recipe home to make it his own using ingredients we have always have on hand.

This will be a great addition to your breakfast menu and leftovers can be frozen as popsicles or packed in a thermos for lunch.

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Strawberry Smoothie

Power Breakfast: Easy Strawberry Smoothie
  • Author: MOMables
  • Cuisine: Snacks

Ingredients

  • Makes four, 1 cup servings
  • 8 hulled strawberries, frozen or fresh
  • 1/2 cup milk, dairy or nondairy
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine strawberries, milk, yogurt, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Blend for several seconds on low setting to combine.
  3. Add ice cubes.
  4. Blend on high setting of blender for several seconds or until smooth and creamy.
  5. Pour equal amounts into glasses and enjoy!

 

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