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Healthy Snacks for Kids
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Here are some fun, tasty snack ideas. Kids can be creative if you give them the tools to be creative with. Idea…Give them fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and say, ‘What can you make out of this?’
Here are 10 great healthy snack recipes that help boost kids’ nutrition:
Cut a banana in half and put each half on a Popsicle stick. Roll the halves in yogurt and then coat with granola and freeze. Your child can enjoy them frozen or slightly thawed.
Quick Pizza Muffs.
Drizzle tomato sauce and sprinkle low-fat mozzarella or soy cheese shreds on a whole-grain English muffin half. Sprinkle with seasonings, such as oregano and garlic. Heat in the toaster oven until the cheese melts.
Make yogurt parfaits by layering fruit, like strawberries, kiwi and blueberries, and Greek yogurt in a parfait glass. Top with granola.
Homemade Happy Trails.
Make a mix of ready-to-eat cereal, dried fruit, and nuts and seeds. Place in a sandwich bag and you have an on-the-go snack.
Cut up cubes of low-fat cheese and place them with grapes on mini pretzel sticks.
Kids may enjoy “ants on a log,” which are celery sticks spread with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese and topped with raisins.
Take a corn or multi-grain tortilla and sprinkle with low-fat, grated Monterey Jack cheese. Place slices of avocado, tomatoes, olives or anything your kid likes inside…Fold it in half and then microwave for 20 seconds. Cut in thirds and serve with mild salsa and Greek yogurt for dipping.
Arrange pita chips, baby carrots, and apple slices on a plate. Serve with hummus, or low-fat yogurt as a dip.
PBJ – oothy.
Blend Greek yogurt, soy, almond or skim milk, frozen berries, walnuts and a spoonful of peanut butter …yum!
Air-pop some of your own kernels or choose a low-fat brand of popcorn (Newman’s makes an all natural brand). Heat a bit of peanut butter in a skillet, just to the gooey stage…roll the popcorn in and let harden…Movie time!