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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

Fruit Salad Cones

Makes 6 servings


  • 1 large banana sliced
  • Half of a 15-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/4 cup miniature marshmallows
  • Half of a 20-ounce can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 3/4 cup low-fat lemon yogurt
  • 6 ice cream cones


  1. Combine all of the above ingredients.
  2. Spoon into ice cream cones. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (1 cone): Calories: 108; Fat: 1 gram; Protein: 2 grams

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