5 HEALTHY SNACKS FOR KIDS:
ANTS ON A LOG
Raisins with peanut butter on celery
This snack is a great one to make with your kids’ help. Take a stick of celery (be sure to wash it and cut off the ends), spread your favorite kind of peanut butter inside the celery trough, and line up raisins from end to end. This crunchy and creamy treat looks like ants marching down a log.
BANANA POPSICLE BITES
Frozen banana chunks
The “popsicle” part will hopefully help your kids want to eat this more. And the best part is there’s no added sugar–just straight up banana. This snack is super easy to make but will need time to freeze. All you have to do is take a ripe banana, take off the peel, cut it up into bite-sized chunks, spread the chunks out on a paper plate, and stick your plate in the freezer. These can be frozen in just a few hours for same-day snacking. If you want to make them in advance, then once they are frozen, transfer them into a Ziploc bag (they will last stored in the freezer for a while this way).
Greek yogurt on crackers with berries
Here is another snack that is fun to make with the kids. Take a Ritz Cracker (or substitute with another kind of cracker), plop some greek yogurt on top, and put your favorite kind of berry around the outside edge. You now have a cracker snack that looks like a crown.
DIP AND STICKS
Carrot sticks and hummus
This is a super quick and easy snack, and if your kid likes hummus, then it should definitely become a go-to for you! All you have to do is take some baby carrots or cut a large carrot into sticks and serve them with a scoop of your favorite hummus. (You can substitute ranch or another dip as an alternative if your kid doesn’t like hummus.) You can also use celery sticks or almost any veggie.
EASY CHEESY CHUNKS
Chopped cheese stick with grapes
It’s called “easy” for a reason, folks. Take a cheese stick, chop it into bite-sized chunks, and serve it with some washed grapes or your kid’s favorite fruit. That’s it.