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Successful Snack Ideas — Tacos

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Tacos are a favorite snack for everyone at HFP. Not only are they delicious, they’re also easy to make vegan and gluten free, and children are easily included in the process of making them. Parent Helpers assist children in cutting tomatoes, olives, and avocados; mixing, rolling, and pressing corn tortillas; adding spices to beans; shredding cheese and lettuce; and finally, assembling their own tacos. This is an easy snack that appeals to most children, and a sweet way to incorporate new and exciting flavors and textures.

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Fall Inspired Snack Ideas

Spiders, ghosts, and pumpkin muffins all made an appearance at snack this fall season. Here are a few ideas for fun and delicious fall-inspired snacks:

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Pumpkins made from mandarin oranges

Children can peel oranges and help cut celery stem pieces before assembling.

Monster mouths w/ apples, almond slivers and fruit roll (tongue pieces)

Children can assemble all elements of this snack in the classroom.

Banana Coconut Ghost Pops

Vegan and gluten free

Spider crackers

Can easily be made gluten-free with rice crackers or corn chips; can be made vegan with hummus or peanut butter filling. Carrots, celery, etc. for the legs.