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April 25th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Healthy Snacks

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Snack time is a children’s pastime that everybody can look back on fondly.  I know I loved coming home from school and having a few cookies and milk before starting my homework.  In today’s world, however, we’re encouraged to seek healthier options for our children – more veggies, less junk.  Still, kids can still look forward to this enjoyable occasion.  These snacks may not exactly be Oreos, but your kids will still love them while benefitting their health at the same time!

Orange Caterpillars

All you need to make this adorable, edible bug are oranges and raisins.  Simply peel and slice up some oranges to make the body and add raisins for feet and eyes.  For additional nutrition, use blueberries for the eyes.

Peanut (or Almond) Butter and Banana Pinwheels

A modern spin on a classic sandwich.  Spread a serving of peanut butter (or almond butter) onto a whole wheat wrap, add a banana, roll it up, and slice into small pieces!

Guacamole

This one will take a little bit more preparation time and ingredients, but the end result is more than worth it!  Just combine all ingredients for the guacamole, refrigerate for one hour, and serve with multigrain chips.  I like to indulge in this particular snack myself!

Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie

This tasty smoothie is a great way to incorporate fruit and calcium into your child’s diet simultaneously.  Simply combine ½ cup of fruit, ¾ cup of yogurt, and 1 cup of milk into a blender and puree until smooth.

For the vegetable-phobic child: Add spinach.  I promise that it won’t change the taste and your child won’t even know about it, aside from possibly asking why their smoothie is green.

What are some of your favorite healthy recipes?

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  1. Awesomeeee!!!!!! I like it so much and the orange Caterpillar that is really great. Thanks for sharing this type of ideas through this post… I will love to try these…healthy snacks..We are also providing healthy snacks tips…. can check it out once…….

    Rose Mary

    16 Aug 13 at 12:09 am

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