15 Snack Ideas for Kids

1.     Cut up vegetables with a
yogurt dip or hummus

·       
To make yogurt dip, strain plain yogurt through a cheese
cloth to make the yogurt thick. Add chopped herbs such as chives, garlic, basil
and coriander

2.     Cut up fruit with a
yogurt dip or low fat cheese like skim milk mozzarella

·       
To make yogurt dip, add thawed mashed frozen fruit such as
strawberries, blueberries or bananas to plain yogurt

3.     Portable Pizza

·        Provide a pizza dipping sauce (can be an low sodium spaghetti
sauce from a jar) with a cheese stick, whole wheat pita, broccoli florets and
Yves pepperoni slices (or real pepperoni)

4.     ½ cup homemade trail mix

·       
Some foods to include: unsalted sunflower seeds, dried
banana and papaya chips, granola, raisins and soy nuts

5.     Homemade baked goods with
a glass of milk (see
Sweet Revenge)

·       
Oatmeal cookies, brownies, corn bread, muffins, granola bar

6.     Fruit Smoothies

·       
Blend ½ cup plain yogurt or silken tofu (or ½ and ½) with ½
cup frozen fruit, honey to taste

·       
Optional ingredients can include wheat germ or ground
flaxseed

7.     Whole wheat bread(1
slice) or 4 crackers (non trans fat) with 1 ounce of cheese or nut butter or No
Nuts Golden Pea Butter

8.     ½ cup cottage with ½
small cantaloupe

9.     Popcorn with fresh
parmesan

10.  Quick Apple Crunch

·       
Combine 3 TBSP of peanut butter with 3 TBSP of rice cereal
with 1 apple cubed

11.  Non trans fat salt free
pretzels and a fruit

12.  Hard boiled egg with ½
whole wheat pita

13.  Ants on a log

·       
Celery, cream cheese or peanut butter  or No Nuts Golden Pea Butter with raisins

14.  Homemade chocolate
pudding (
email me for recipe)

15.  Organic tortillas with
homemade guacamole

·       
The guacamole can be made by mixing in a commercial salsa
mix with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice or just add finely chopped tomatoes,
onions, red and green peppers, thawed frozen corn and lemon juice

Healthy
Drinks:
 WATER!, skim or 1% milk, soy beverage, all natural (no added sugar) juice limited to1/2 cup per day.


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