25 Healthy Snacks for Kids
Kids are always hungry. Isn’t it true? Before meals, between meals, after meals. Whenever you allow your child to have a snack, wouldn’t it be great to have a go-to list for healthy snacks for kids? Well, here you go. I found 25 healthy snacks for kids from the American Dietetic Association-which focuses on healthy yet fun choices for snacks. Many of these would make perfect after school snacks.
- Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze.
- Spread celery sticks with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese. Top with raisins. Enjoy your ants on a log.
- Stuff a whole-grain pita pocket with ricotta cheese and Granny Smith apple slices. Add a dash of cinnamon.
- Mix together ready-to-eat cereal, dried fruit and nuts in a sandwich bag for an on-the-go snack.
- Smear a scoop of frozen yogurt on two graham crackers and add sliced banana to make a yummy sandwich.
- Top low-fat vanilla yogurt with crunchy granola and sprinkle with blueberries.
- Microwave a small baked potato. Top with reduced-fat cheddar cheese and salsa.
- Make snack kabobs. Put cubes of low-fat cheese and grapes on pretzel sticks.
- Toast a whole grain waffle and top with low-fat yogurt and sliced peaches.
- Spread peanut butter on apple slices.
- Blend low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana for thirty seconds for a delicious smoothie.
- Make a mini-sandwich with tuna or egg salad on a dinner roll.
- Sprinkle grated Monterey Jack cheese over a corn tortilla; fold in half and microwave for twenty seconds. Top with salsa.
- Toss dried cranberries and chopped walnuts in instant oatmeal.
- Mix together peanut butter and cornflakes in a bowl. Shape into balls and roll in crushed graham crackers.
- Microwave a cup of tomato or vegetable soup and enjoy with whole grain crackers.
- Fill a waffle cone with cut-up fruit and top with low-fat vanilla yogurt.
- Sprinkle grated Parmesan Cheese on hot popcorn.
- Banana Split: Top a banana with low-fat vanilla and strawberry frozen yogurt. Sprinkle with your favorite whole-grain cereal.
- Sandwich Cut-Outs: Make a sandwich on whole grain bread. Cut out your favorite shapeusing a big cookie cutter. Eat the fun shape and the edges, too!
- Spread mustard on a flour tortilla. Top with a slice of turkey or ham, low-fat cheese and lettuce. Then roll it up.
- Mini Pizza: Toast an English muffin, drizzle with pizza sauce and sprinkle with low-fatmozzarella cheese.
- Rocky Road: Break a graham cracker into bite-size pieces. Add to low-fat chocolate pudding along with a few miniature marshmallows.
- Inside-Out Sandwich: Spread mustard on a slice of deli turkey. Wrap around a sesame breadstick.
- Parfait: Layer vanilla yogurt and mandarin oranges or blueberries.
More great tips and information can be found here.
Source: The American Dietetic Association