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1. Stick a straw through the center of a strawberry to remove the sour core.

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2. Catch popsicle drips with a cupcake liner.

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No more sticky fingers!

 

3. Have kids make their own edible snack necklace before a road trip.

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4. Insert a plastic or wooden spoon into yogurt cups and freeze for easy yogurt pops.

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5. Prevent spills by covering a cup with plastic wrap.

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6. Prepare single servings of peanut butter and celery in lidded jars.

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If your child can’t finish it all in one serving, just twist on the lid for later!

 

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7. Cut the bottom off a cupcake to make a mess-free sandwich.

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8. Turn apples into “donuts” with peanut butter and sprinkles.

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If you don’t have a fruit corer, use a small circular cookie cutter, a metal pastry bag top, or a knife to form holes in sliced apples. Pipe peanut butter (a baggie works well—just fill, snip a corner off, and pipe through) onto slices and decorate with sprinkles.

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9. Make frozen yogurt dots.

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Fill a pastry bag or Ziploc bag (snip a corner off) with yogurt, and pipe yogurt onto wax paper and freeze. Add food coloring for more fun!

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Bonus: Dip fresh fruit like sliced bananas and blueberries in yogurt and freeze.

 

10. Coat fresh grapes in Jell-O mix and refrigerate for a sweet treat with a serving of fruit.

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11. Make caterpillars out of grapes, chocolate chips, icing and skewers.

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12. Use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes out of cheese, tortillas, and sandwiches.

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13. Fill plastic eggs with surprise snacks for treats on-the-go.

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14. Slice right through a pint of ice cream to make ice cream sandwiches.

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Use a hot, sharp knife to slice directly through the packaging.

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Slide the ice cream out of the packaging onto a cookie, and stack a second cookie to complete your sandwich. Easy peasy!

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