• Snacks for Kids







    25 Easy, Tasty (and Healthy) Snacks

    When a snack attack strikes, refuel with these nutrition-packed snacks.

    You may need an adult to help with some of these snacks.

    1. Parfait: Layer vanilla yogurt and mandarin oranges or blueberries in a tall glass. Top with a sprinkle of granola.

    2. Inside-Out Sandwich: Spread mustard on a slice of deli turkey. Wrap around a sesame breadstick.

    3. Rocky Road: Break a graham cracker into bite-size pieces. Add to low-fat chocolate pudding along with a few miniature marshmallows.

    4. Mini Pizza: Toast a whole-wheat English muffin, drizzle with pizza sauce and sprinkle with low-fat mozzarella cheese.

    5. Spread mustard on a flour tortilla. Top with a slice of turkey or ham, low-fat cheese and lettuce. Then roll it up.

    6. Sandwich Cut-Outs: Make a sandwich on whole grain bread. Cut out your favorite shape using a big cookie cutter. Eat the fun shape and the edges, too!

    7. Banana Split: Top a banana with low-fat vanilla and strawberry frozen yogurt. Sprinkle with your favorite whole-grain cereal.

    8. Apple Pie Oatmeal: Make one packet of microwave oatmeal with low-fat milk. Mix in 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce. Sprinkle with apple pie spice or cinnamon.

    9. Mix together peanut butter and cornflakes in a bowl. Shape into balls and roll in crushed graham crackers.

    10. Microwave a cup of tomato or vegetable soup and enjoy with whole-grain crackers.

    11. Fill a waffle cone with cut-up fruit and top with low-fat vanilla yogurt.

    12. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on hot popcorn.

    13. Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze.

    14. Spread celery sticks with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese. Top with raisins.

    15. Stuff a whole-grain pita pocket with ricotta cheese and Granny Smith apple slices. Add a dash of cinnamon.

    16. Mix together ready-to-eat cereal, dried fruit and nuts in a sandwich bag for an on-the-go snack.

    17. Smear a scoop of frozen yogurt on two graham crackers and add sliced banana to make a yummy sandwich.

    18. Microwave a small baked potato. Top with reduced-fat cheddar cheese and salsa.

    19. Make snack kabobs. Put cubes of low-fat cheese and grapes on pretzel sticks.

    20. Toast a whole-grain waffle and top with low-fat yogurt and peaches.

    21. Mix together low-fat cream cheese, mixed dried fruit bits and shelled sunflower seeds. Spread on a toasted English muffin.

    22. Blend low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana for thirty seconds for a delicious smoothie.

    23. Make a mini-sandwich with tuna or egg salad on a whole-grain dinner roll.

    24. Sprinkle grated Monterey Jack cheese over a corn tortilla; fold in half and microwave for twenty seconds. Top with salsa.

    25. Spread peanut butter on apple slices.

    Authored by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics staff registered dietitians.
    ©2012 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Reproduction of this tip sheet is permitted for educational purposes.


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