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Ten Healthy Snacks

Ten Healthy Snacks

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Proper nutrition is vital to a child’s health, development and performance in school and sports.  Here is a wide variety of ten healthy snack ideas for growing kids. Find the ones that work for your family.

 

1.     Baked Veggie Chips – Thinly slice carrots, turnips and beets; lightly coat with olive oil; bake at 400F for about 30 minutes. 

2.     Trail Mix – Combine raisins, almonds, cashews and other dried fruit or nuts.  Portion out ¼ cup servings.

3.     Fruit Smoothie – Blend bananas and strawberries with low-fat yogurt or almond milk.  Serve in 8oz portions. 

4.     Ants on a Log – Spread one tablespoon peanut or almond butter on a celery stick and top with raisins or dried cherries.

5.     Fruit Salad – Mix pineapple chunks, grapes, bananas, berries and other favorite fruits with lemon juice. 

6.     Veggies and Dip – Dip vegetables like carrots, celery, cauliflower and radishes in hummus or low-fat ranch dressing. 

7.     Oatmeal – Prepare ¼ cup rolled oats with ½ cup almond milk and top with fresh berries. 

8.     Sweet Potato “Fries” – Slice a small, sweet potato into spears, dust with cinnamon, and bake at 400F for about 30 minutes.

9.     Banana Popsicles – Insert wooden sticks into peeled bananas, coat with vanilla yogurt, place on parchment paper, and freeze for an hour. 

10.  Fresh Fruit & Veggies – For easy access to healthy snacks keep a bowl of whole fruit on the countertop and washed grapes and cut veggies (i.e. carrots, celery) in the fridge. 

Published May 1, 2022

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