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Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

by Tiffany in Children, Healthy Eating

Kids in the Kitchen
It is tough to find good snacks for kids in this day and age of highly processed, fast foods. So I put together a list of some healthy snacks that are sure to please mom and children alike. Make sure to use organic ingredients for all of the snacks listed below:

Apple Slices and Peanut Butter (try adding a bit of organic maple syrup to the peanut butter and microwaving for an extra special treat)

Fruit Slices and Soy Cream Cheese (a tub of vegan soy cream cheese (at room temperature) with 1/4 cup undiluted apple juice or orange juice concentrate and a dash of cinnamon. Stir vigorously until smooth. Serve with apple and pear slices, strawberries, and banana chunks for dipping.

* Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins

* Tortilla Chips sprinkled with Cheese

* Fruit Skewers – simply cut any fresh fruit in season into bite-sized chunks and alternate on wooden or bamboo skewers with grapes

* Fruit Leathers

* Dried fruits such as organic raisins, dates, apricots

* Crackers and Cheese

* Hard Boiled Eggs

* Ants on a log (celery with peanut butter and raisins)

* Carrots, celery, and pita triangles with Hummus dipping sauce

* Banana Pops (dip in yogurt, roll in crushed grains, and freeze)

* Frozen grapes

* Tropical Smoothie Popcicles

* Stonyfield Farm yogurt cups or smoothies

* Dehydrated Veggies from Just Tomatoes

* A box of Raisins

* A bowl of mixed, raw nuts

* Green Smoothies

See also: Moving Beyond Hot Dogs and Pizza

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

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