Healthy Snacks for Kids (Adults, too!)

Are you in a snack rut?  Here are some ideas that are both healthy and delicious.

  • Dole frozen fruit.  Whether a banana, mango, or mixed berries.  Frozen fruit tastes like candy.
  • Frozen banana pop. Peel a banana, slice it in half, insert a Popsicle stick, freeze.  Be amazed.
  • Earthbound Farm Organic Apple slices.  No extra ingredients besides apples; only ascorbic acid and calcium carbonate – which are safe preservatives there to prevent the browning reaction
  • Earthbound Dippin’ Doubles Apples & Peanut Butter.  With the above apple slices comes a tablespoon serving of peanut butter (ingredients: Organic Dry Roasted Peanuts)
  • 1 mini Larabar. The mini larabars are only 100 calories, and are made with dried fruit and nuts.
  • Peaches & cottage cheese.  ½ cup of 1% milk cottage cheese with 1 sliced peach is delicious and nutritious!
  • Sliced cucumbers & peppers with swiss cheese. This “cocktail party” food is easy and healthy.
  • Edamame (soybeans) low or no-sodium.  Edamame is a complete snack: filled with protein, some starch and fiber.
  • Pop corn (hold the toppings).  Without the butter and salt, popcorn is a low-calorie whole grain snack that is high in fiber
  • Whole grain pretzels (can add almond butter).  To stay in a snack-calorie range, put six medium pretzel sticks into a bag – has 3+ grams of fiber.
  • Home-made trail mixes.  Choose your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruits and shake it all together.

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