I have one child at home by 12:30pm on most school days. I am always looking for craft ideas to keep my daughter busy until my son gets home (and then he can entertain her!).
I am a big fan of engaging her in projects, particularly ones that involve healthy delicious foods (like preparing dinner but she doesn’t always think cooking dinner is fun)! A new kid-friendly box company called Foodstirs combines creativity, fun, and healthy food! Check out www.foodstirs.com for a complete list of their brilliant kits for more after school, holiday, and weekend ideas.
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Don’t miss Foodstir’s Blog, which also shares creative and healthy recipes to stir up some fun with your kids. Here is a great afterschool activity and recipe from their blog that helps kiddos practice counting and fine motor skills. Get messy! Have fun! And eat healthy!
Baked Zucchini Chips
5 medium size zucchinis, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt, pepper and favorite seasoning to taste
1.) Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
2.) Slice zucchini as thin as you can but still keeping it in a circle shape.
3.) On a parchment lined baking sheet, evenly spread slices in a single layer.
4.) Lightly sprinkle with desired seasoning and allow to sit out for 10 minutes to draw out excess water.
5.) Blot zucchini with paper towel.
6.) Using a pastry brush, gently brush each zucchini chip with olive oil.
7.) Bake for 60 min to 90 min or until zucchinis brown and become crispy. Oven times may be longer without convection fans.
8.) Remove from oven and cool before serving.
9.) Can store in airtight container for up to 2 days.