Tuesday, March 3, 2009

25 Healthy Snacks for Kids, (you too!)

NUTRITION FACTS SHEET

When a snack attack strikes, refuel with these nutrition-packed snacks.
Easy, Tasty (and Healthy) Snacks

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


peanutbutter 2. Spread celery sticks with peanut
butter or low-fat cream cheese.
Top with raisins. Enjoy your “ants
on a log.”


1214318455ea0RXy 3. Stuff a whole-grain pita pocket
with ricotta cheese and Granny
Smith apple slices. Add a dash of
cinnamon.


1189513258KjuNS9 4. Mix together ready-to-eat cereal,
dried fruit and nuts in a sandwich
bag for an on-the-go snack.


1092538624b4Sz1S 5. Smear a scoop of frozen yogurt on
two graham crackers and add
sliced banana to make a yummy
sandwich.


blueberry 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.


yogurt 9. Toast a whole grain waffle and top
with low-fat yogurt and sliced
peaches.


10. Spread peanut butter on apple
slices.


berrybowl 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.


soup 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.

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When a snack attack strikes, refuel with these nutrition-packed snacks.
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 shape using 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-fat
mozzarella 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
in a tall glass. Top with a sprinkle
of granola.

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DIP IT! BONUS SNACKS

*Dip baby carrots and cherry tomatoes
*Dip in low-fat ranch dressing.
*Dip strawberries or apple slices in ow-fat yogurt.
*Dip pretzels in mustard.
*Dip pita chips in hummus.
*Dip graham crackers in applesauce.
*Dip baked tortilla chips in bean dip.
*Dip animal crackers in low-fat pudding.
*Dip bread sticks in salsa.
*Dip a granola bar in low-fat yogurt.
*Dip mini-toaster waffles in cinnamon applesauce.

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2 comments:

  1. Anthony, I tried a couple of these ideas, and they're really good! I especially liked the Rocky Road snacks. What can I say, I'm a kid at heart.(smile)

    Thank you for giving everyone your delicious, and nutritional, snack recipes. I'm going to try most of them.

    with warm regards,
    Mattie

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  2. Hi Mattie,
    It is always so nice to hear from you. I appreciate your kind comments, and, I'm so glad to know that I have been able to make a difference. Your confirmation is what this is all about. In fact, take a look sometine on my website at http://www.medicalnutritiontherapyservices.com . There you will find, on the "about" tab, the struggle of a woman that was a former patient of mine. She lost 50#'s in the photo's and press release photo article. She later reached the milestone mark of 100#'s. The hospital that I was working in bavk then, approached and asked to do a story. We all share a common bond: it's just one-step, daily, a little at a time, to reach our goals. Change happens slowly; however, the effects are everlasting, when things are done slowly, too. She started slowly and making gradual changes over time, and trying things, like you have. The reason I do this blog is for you--the reader-- and the others like you that share your feelings and ideals. Again, I'm glad to know I've made a difference and I appreciate your enthusiasim and readership. We'll talk again soon. :)
    Sincerely,
    Anthony

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