Purchase pre-cut or baby carrots, so your kids can serve themselves this easy go-to snack without having to cut anything. Throughout the week you can mix it up by substituting different vegetables or by trying other flavors of hummus.
Peanut butter makes a protein-packed, healthy snack. Slather two tablespoons on whole wheat toast and drizzle it with honey for a tasty power snack.
Fruit plus protein equals a snack that will keep them full until dinner.
Pile a store-bought crust with slices of your kid's favorite fruit. Kiwi, strawberry and banana make great options. Drizzle with honey or chocolate, slice and serve.
The old classic — celery stalks with peanut butter and raisins — can be prepared quickly and safely by small hands. You can even have them dip the celery into the jar of peanut butter instead of getting out a butter knife. No double dipping!
Skip the movie-theater-style buttery popcorn. Instead, pop a bag of plain popcorn in the microwave for a simple crunchy snack. Mix in raisins, nuts and small chocolate candies for a new take on trail mix.
This ready-to-go, crustless sandwich will be perfect for your kids when they get home craving a snack.
Choose a thick salsa with chunks of tomato and other veggies. Serve with whole grain chips.
Toss fresh or frozen fruit, yogurt and ice into a blender. Or, for moms who like to plan ahead, make a big batch at the beginning of the week and freeze them in individually-sized servings.
Spoon flavored yogurt into a bowl and serve with grapes for dipping. Kids aren’t big on grapes? Switch out the fruit with sliced peaches or apples.
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