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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

Berry Pops

Makes 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup berry juice blend
  • 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
  • 1-1/2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1-1/4 cups frozen unsweetened berries


  1. Place the juice in a pan and sprinkle the gelatin over it. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until gelatin crystals dissolve.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and place on a hot pad.
  3. Blend yogurt, berries, and warm gelatin mixture in a blender until smooth.
  4. Fill 6-ounce cups with the blended mixture and cover each with a sheet of aluminum foil. Place the cups on a cookie sheet.
  5. Insert the popsicle stick in each cup by making a slit in the foil. Place the tray in the freezer and freeze until hard. Peel away the paper and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts (1 popsicle): Calories: 71; Fat: 1 gram; Protein: 3 grams

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