I came across these brilliant ideas on Parenting.com. It’s not always easy to make healthy snacks for the kids on the run but they have some wonderful ideas on their site.  I’ve pulled some of my favourites that I’ll be trying in the coming weeks.
1) Apple and Grape Cars
Cut apples into 1/2-inch slices. Insert toothpicks horizontally into both ends of the apple slice. Slide grapes onto the toothpicks to make wheels.
2) Kiwi and Banana Palm Tree

Use half of a banana as the trunk of the tree. Cut one kiwi into slightly curved slices, and place slices on top of the banana so they fan out like palm tree leaves.

3) Red Pepper and Hummus Volcano

Place 2 tablespoons of hummus on a plate. Use a butter knife to spread the hummus into a triangular shape. Cut a red pepper into 1/4-inch slices, and place them at the top of the hummus to make it look like spewing lava.

4) Solar System Plate

Cut circular slices of banana, pear, kiwi, orange and cheese, and cut a long, thin rectangle of the cheese for Saturn’s rings. Place the circles and a grape, blueberry, chickpea and one slice of pepperoni on a plate. Place them in the order of the planets and the sun: Sun (orange), Mercury (chickpea), Venus (banana), Earth (kiwi), Mars (grape), Jupiter (pepperoni), Saturn (cheese), Uranus (pear) and Neptune (blueberry). Place tiny dollops of plain Greek yogurt between the planets to make stars.

5) Strawberry Flower

Slice two strawberries into 1/4-inch slivers. Arrange the slices into the form of flower petals. Fill the middle with blueberries and use a stalk of celery for the stem and leaves.

6) Teddy Bear Toast

Toast one piece of whole wheat bread. Spread peanut butter on the entire surface of the toast. Place two banana slices in the top corners of the toast as the ears and one slice in the middle for the snout. Place a blueberry on the snout for the nose, and finish it off with raisins for eyes.

7) Orange and Carrot Sun

Thinly cut one large orange into circular slices. Place one slice in the center of a plate. Arrange baby carrot sticks around it into triangular-shaped rays, and give it a happy face by placing two raisins on the orange as eyes.

8) Tomato and Mozzarella Caterpillar

Arrange grape tomatoes and mozzarella balls into a wiggly caterpillar bodyshape. Using a toothpick, dab two small dollops of hummus on the front tomato for the eyes and then stick two halves of one toothpick in the top of the tomato head for the antennae.