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25 fun healthy snacks for kids- American Dietitic Association

Posted on Apr 01, 2009 by Maggie LaBarbera

Kids are growing fast and they often need a snack in between meals. But what are some healthy snacks you can give kids that are full of nutrition and taste great? Here is a list of 25 healthy snacks ideas you can offer your child from the American Dietetic Association. See resources below for our printable 'healthy snack food' tracking sheets for kids and a new pdf printable list of healthy snack food ideas from our website Nourish Interactive.

  1. Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze.
  2. Spread celery sticks with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese. Top with raisins. Enjoy your “ants on a log.”
  3. Stuff a whole-grain pita pocket with ricotta cheese and Granny Smith apple slices. Add a dash of cinnamon.
  4. Mix together ready-to-eat cereal, dried fruit and nuts in a sandwich bag for an on-the-go snack.
  5. Smear a scoop of frozen yogurt on two graham crackers and add sliced banana to make a yummy sandwich.
  6. Top low-fat vanilla yogurt with crunchy granola and sprinkle with blueberries.
  7. Microwave a small baked potato. Top with reduced-fat cheddar cheese and salsa.
  8. Make snack kabobs. Put cubes of low-fat cheese and grapes on pretzel sticks.
  9. Toast a whole grain waffle and top with low-fat yogurt and sliced peaches.
  10. Spread peanut butter on apple slices.
  11. Blend low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana for thirty seconds for a delicious smoothie.
  12. Make a mini-sandwich with tuna or egg salad on a dinner roll.
  13. Sprinkle grated Monterey Jack cheese over a corn tortilla; fold in half and microwave for twenty seconds. Top with salsa.
  14. Toss dried cranberries and chopped walnuts in instant oatmeal.
  15. Mix together peanut butter and cornflakes in a bowl. Shape into balls and roll in crushed graham crackers.
  16. Microwave a cup of tomato or vegetable soup and enjoy with whole grain crackers.
  17. Fill a waffle cone with cut-up fruit and top with low-fat vanilla yogurt.
  18. Sprinkle grated Parmesan Cheese on hot popcorn.
  19. Banana Split: Top a banana with low-fat vanilla and strawberry frozen yogurt. Sprinkle with your favorite whole-grain cereal.
  20. Sandwich Cut-Outs: Make a sandwich on whole grain bread. Cut out your favorite shapeusing a big cookie cutter. Eat the fun shape and the edges, too!
  21. Spread mustard on a flour tortilla. Top with a slice of turkey or ham, low-fat cheese and lettuce. Then roll it up.
  22. Mini Pizza: Toast an English muffin, drizzle with pizza sauce and sprinkle with low-fatmozzarella cheese.
  23. Rocky Road: Break a graham cracker into bite-size pieces. Add to low-fat chocolate pudding along with a few miniature marshmallows.
  24. Inside-Out Sandwich: Spread mustard on a slice of deli turkey. Wrap around a sesame breadstick.
  25. Parfait: Layer vanilla yogurt and mandarin oranges or blueberries
Cut up fruits are also a great snack!Source: American Dietetic Association

'Healthy snacking' resources from Nourish Interactive our fun and healthy family nutrition website:

20 Healthy Snack Food Ideas for Kids -Printable list to put on fridge for new snack food ideas

Healthy Snack Foods for Kids Article from our nutrition library

Healthy Snacks Ideas for Half Time

Kids' Healthy Snacking Printable Goal Agreement Set healthy goals with our agreement sheets

Healthy Snacks Printable Food Tracking Sheet A weekly snack food diary for kids





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