Colavita, a family owned company that helped bring olive oil to American tables, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year of being in the U.S. To join in this celebration, we came up with ten of our most favorite snacks for kids using their famous olive oil.
Olive oil is one of nature’s best entities and it’s very healthy for you. It can prevent against heart disease, is full of antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties and does not cause any weight gain. By substituting grease or other unhealthy oils for your kids’ snacks, they’ll be happier and more energetic.
Check out these ten snack ideas and get your bottle of Colavita today!
10. Roasted Chick Peas with Olive Oil
These little peas are a great crunchy snack that kids will love to pop in their mouths! Preheat your oven to 400°F, drain and rinse a can of chickpeas, and dry them with a paper towel. Toss the chickpeas in a bowl with a tablespoon of Colavita Olive Oil, a pinch of salt, and any spices of your choice. Spread them out in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until crispy.
9. Sweet Potato Fries with Olive Oil
Sweet potato fries are perfect for kids who don’t want to try new things. Cut just like typical French fries (but way more healthier) these sticks with some olive oil on top will satisfy any greasy craving, but in a better way. Preheat your oven to 400°F and slice a sweet potato into thin fries. Toss them in a bowl with a tablespoon of Colavita Olive Oil, a pinch of salt, and any spices of your choice. Spread them out in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until crispy.
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6. Avocado Toast with an Olive Oil Drizzle
Grab a few slices of multigrain bread and cut up an avocado. Drizzle the olive oil on top with a pinch of salt and pepper. It’s filling and healthy – a perfect after school snack!
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5. Caprese Salad Skewers
These skewers are a fun way for kids to enjoy a classic salad. Slice up some cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil. Thread them onto skewers and drizzle away.
5. Roasted Chick Peas with Olive Oil
Roasted chickpeas are a great alternative to chips or crackers for kids who love to snack. They are crunchy, savory, and easy to make. All you need is a can of chickpeas, Colavita olive oil, and your favorite seasoning. Rinse and drain the chickpeas, then toss them in olive oil and seasoning before roasting them in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Check out this recipe for inspiration: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeD3-nzlamc/.
4. Sweet Potato Fries with Olive Oil
Sweet potato fries are a healthier alternative to regular French fries, and they’re just as delicious. Cut a sweet potato into thin sticks, then toss them in Colavita olive oil and your favorite spices. Roast them in the oven until they’re crispy and golden brown. Your kids will love the taste, and you’ll love how healthy they are. Check out this recipe for inspiration: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeQhxx1BLfB/.
3. Bread and Olive Oil to Dip
Sometimes, simple is best. A classic snack of bread and olive oil is a great way to satisfy hunger and add some heart-healthy fats to your diet. Cut up your favorite bakery bread into slices, then pour some Colavita olive oil into a cup and add your favorite spices. Dip the bread into the oil and enjoy. It’s quick, easy, and delicious. Check out this recipe for inspiration: https://www.instagram.com/p/BdfxbGjhroj/.
2. Radishes with Olive Oil
Radishes are a superfood that’s packed with vitamins and minerals. They’re also a great low-calorie snack that’s perfect for kids who are a little more adventurous. Simply wash a few radishes, cut them into bite-sized pieces, toss them in Colavita olive oil and spices, and roast them in the oven for 15 minutes. They’ll come out crispy and delicious. Check out this recipe for inspiration: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeO2KhbB-Do/.
1. Avocado Toast with an Olive Oil Drizzle
Avocado toast is a trendy snack that’s also super healthy. Simply toast a few slices of multigrain bread, then top them with mashed avocado, a drizzle of Colavita olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. It’s a filling and nutritious snack that’s perfect for after school or any time of day. Check out this recipe for inspiration: https://www.instagram.com/p/BeQvpM1hELj/.
In conclusion, Colavita olive oil is a versatile and healthy ingredient that can be used to create delicious snacks for kids. Whether you’re roasting chickpeas, baking sweet potato fries, or dipping bread into olive oil, there are plenty of ways to incorporate this heart-healthy oil into your diet. So why not grab a bottle of Colavita today and start experimenting with these tasty snack ideas?