Serving healthy snacks to our kids is important not only for growth and development but also to support and encourage lifelong healthy eating habits. Get your kids on board with healthy eating through these creative healthy snack choices your kids will love!
This versatile childhood favorite has plenty of protein and fiber. For a change, try making silly PB&J sandwiches with toasted mini waffles or rice cakes instead of bread, or try it with yogurt and raspberries in a yummy frozen treat that’s super fun to eat.
Whole Grain Cereal
With vitamins, calcium, and fiber, a bowl of enriched whole grain cereal with milk and fruit is a power-packed snack or healthy start to the day. For a fun and flavorful twist, try our cute clusters with yogurt-covered cereal and dried strawberries
Mini Waffle Cones
Toast a frozen whole grain waffle and fill the waffle cone with cut-up fruit and top with low-fat vanilla yogurt.
Cheese and Fruit Kabobs
Put cubes of low-fat cheese and grapes on pretzel sticks. To add more variety add melon balls, berries, pineapple chunks, and cubed peaches for different creation every time.
Made from pureed chickpeas, hummus is an excellent dip for kids. It has an appealing nutty flavor, is thick enough not to be messy, and contains folate, vitamin B6, and iron. Serve hummus with cut-up vegetables or salt-free crackers for dipping, or use it to make a pita bread sandwich.
Kids go crazy over these delicious sippable treats, and they’re packed with nutrients. Use nonfat vanilla yogurt, 100 percent orange juice, and a banana as the smoothie’s base, then experiment with a combination of cut-up fresh or frozen fruit. It’s a great way to sneak two or three servings of fruit and fiber into your child’s diet.
What healthy snacks do you like serving your kids? –Cute Beltz