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Kid Friendly Fall Treats

Good evening!

We hope you all have had a restful and wonderful weekend! Thank you so much for tuning in and checking out this week's Nanny Tip of the Week. As an agency, we are excited for the new fall season that is upon us. Not only does that mean the end of summer, but it means getting the opportunity to celebrate all things related to fall! Thus, this week's nanny tip is here to give you some great recipe ideas that will get you and your kiddos right into the spirit. Be sure to try one or all of these out to get you into the spirit of fall!

1. Oreo Acorns - These cute sweet treats are sure to be the hit of your kiddo's next fall party at school! This kid friendly baking activity includes some of the best ingredients including Oreos, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and pretzels (to name a few) and the final result is both delicious and adorable. Check out the link here for more details on how to make this fall treat! http://www.frugalcouponliving.com/edible-oreo-acorns/

2. Apple Vanilla Muffins - Need a new breakfast recipe for the kids to enjoy on the go? This recipe is super simple and especially easy for kids to make. Plus, this recipe can be modified to include healthier alternatives to sugar and all purpose flour so you can have a win-win situation! Check out the link here for the full recipe: http://sugarspiceandglitter.com/apple-vanilla-muffins/

3. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie - Trying to find a good way to get some protein in your little one's diet before school or after a long soccer practice? Try out this recipe to not only get into the fall spirit, but also as a delicious (and healthy!) treat! The prep time is only five minutes and is chocked full of tasty ingredients. You've got to try this one! Click here for more information on the recipe: http://www.shugarysweets.com/2015/11/pumpkin-pie-smoothie#_a5y_p=4662914

4. Tangerine Pumpkin Snack - Have you been trying to think of a fun way to sneak in some fruit into your kid's diet? These cute tangerine pumpkins are a sure-fire way to getting your picky eater to eat their daily serving of fruit for the day. All you need is some celery and a tangerine to complete this cute snack idea. This only takes a few minutes to complete and will save you the hassle of your children missing out on their daily fruit and veggie requirements. Click here for more information on how to set up this cute snack and for other cute healthy snack alternatives: http://brendid.com/tangerine-pumpkin-8-healthy-halloween-snack/

If there's one thing we know at Chicago Collegiate Nannies, it's that being a little creative can go a long way! Don't be afraid to let those creative juices flow and try out a few new recipes like the ones listed above. Thanks so much for checking out our nanny tip this week and we can't wait to see how your attempts at these snacks turn out for you and your kids! We at Chicago Collegiate Nannies hope you have an excellent week and we will see you next week for another fun Nanny Tip of the Week!

Samantha Carney

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