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.

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Cheesy Potato Sticks

Cheesy Potato Sticks

Makes 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds potatoes, washed (do not peel)
  • 2 tablespoons melted margarine
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut potatoes lengthwise into quarters and then cut each quarter into thirds. Coat potatoes with margarine.
  3. In a wide shallow dish, combine crumbs, cheese, and seasonings. Coat potato sticks with crumb mixture.
  4. Place potatoes in a single layer on cookie sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until crispy on the outside.
  5. Divide into one-half cup portions and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (1/2 cup): Calories: 197; Fat: 6 grams; Protein: 6 grams

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