Nutritious Snacks for Kids
Now that school is out, what are some nutritious snacks to keep on hand for my kids?
The snacks below can tame summertime snack attacks. The kids will think they're really cool—and so will you because they're nutritious and a snap to make.
Ice–cold watermelon wedges
Fruit kabobs made with chunks of fresh strawberries, cantaloupe, bananas and peaches (dip fruit in lemon juice to prevent browning)
Peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds or trail mix made with bits of dried fruit, whole–grain cereal, chocolate chips and nuts
Frozen non–fat yogurt "sundaes" topped with blueberries. Or make a parfait by layering the yogurt with fruit
Graham crackers or fig bars
Single–serving boxes of lightly–sweetened whole–grain cereal
100% fruit pops. Or make your own by freezing 100% juice in ice cube trays—insert a toothpick in the center of each cube before they're completely frozen
Frozen squeezable tubes of low–fat yogurt. Or freeze smoothies until they're slushy
Banana "ice cream." Blend frozen bananas, place into cups and top with a sprinkle of chocolate chips and crushed peanuts
Mini whole–wheat pitas, baby carrots and hummus