From Parents Magazine
Are your kids clamoring for a snack the minute they get home? Do you need something to fend off hunger pangs while you finish up dinner prep? Here are eight healthy snacks that will satisfy kids and adults alike—and help your family make good nutrition a priority.
Slice fresh vegetables into thin strips. Serve with hummus.
Place deli turkey, low-fat mozzarella and lettuce on a whole-wheat tortilla. Roll tightly, seal and refrigerate. Cut into 1-inch slices.
Blend a banana with 1 cup nonfat milk and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder or malted milk powder. You can add variety by mixing in other fruits, yogurt or peanut butter.
Mix low-fat vanilla yogurt with low-fat granola and dried cranberries.
Ants on a log
Fill celery sticks with peanut butter and top with raisins.
Fruit & cheese kebabs
Skewer melon chunks, pineapple wedges and grapes (sliced in half if your child is under 4) on an ice-pop stick, alternating fruit with small cubes of low-fat string cheese. Use yogurt for dipping.
Top cooked oatmeal with 1 tablespoon peanut butter and 1 tablespoon raisins. Mix and serve.
Layer low-fat cottage cheese and sliced fruit in a parfait glass or clear cup.
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