Healthy Children - December 2018

10 Tips for Making Great Tasting Snacks

  1. Create a yogurt sundae!
    1. Top plain, low-fat or fat-free yogurt with fresh, frozen, or canned fruit, like bananas, strawberries, or peaches. Sprinkle whole-grain cereal on top for crunch.
  2. Make Pita Pockets
    1. Stuff a small whole-wheat pita with sliced bell peppers, salsa, and a slice of low-fat cheese. Melt in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.
  3. Jazz up your favorite cereal
    1. Make a trail mix! Stir ¼ cup of unsalted nuts, ¼ cup of dried raisins or cranberries, and ¼ cup of whole-grain cereal together.
  4. Make a fruit sandwich
    1. Cut an apple into thin slices. Spread peanut butter or almond butter between two slices to create “apple sandwiches.”
  5. Dip your veggies
    1. Create veggie treats dipping slices of cucumbers, peppers, and carrots in a low-fat salad dressing or hummus.
  6. Pack an afterschool snack
    1. For a healthy afterschool snack, keep a fruit cup packed in 100% juice or water in your bag. Some fresh fruit, like bananas and oranges, are also easy to pack and eat any time.
  7. Try a piece of cheesy toast
    1. Toast a slice of whole-wheat bread and top with a slice of your favorite low-fat cheese.
  8. Freeze your fruit
    1. For a frozen treat on hot days, try freezing grapes or bananas! Don’t forget to peel bananas and pull grapes from the stem before freezing.
  9. Power up with ‘roll-ups’
    1. Roll a slice a low-salt deli turkey or ham around an apple wedge or around a slice of low-fat cheese.
  10. Build a fruit salad
    1. Mix your favorite sliced fruits such as pineapple, grapes, and melon.