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Healthy snack recipes for kids

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Kid-friendly summer snack recipes & tips

School’s out for summer and your kids need healthy snacks to keep them well-fueled for their fun in the sun. If your pantry is packed with processed convenience foods, Nicole Selinsky, a children’s nutrition expert, says it’s time for Mom and kids to deliciously embrace healthy summer snacking. Here are Selinsky’s snacking tips and recipes.

Kid-friendly summer snack recipes & tips

Yogurt Ranch Dip & Veggies

Makes 6 servings


  • 1 ounce ranch dressing mix
  • 2 cups low-fat plain yogurt
  • 3 celery stalks, cut into sticks
  • 3 carrots, cut into sticks


  1. Combine yogurt and dressing in a large bowl until blended.
  2. Serve as a dip with celery and carrots sticks.

Nutrition Facts (2 tablespoons dressing, 2 celery and carrots sticks): Calories: 79; Fat: 2 grams; Sugar: 6 grams; Protein: 5grams

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