Snacks are an important part of a growing childʼs diet. Healthy snacks give children extra calories and nutrients between meals.
Skip a pre-packaged snack food and have some fun with your child! Here are a few ideas:
- Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze.
- Spread celery sticks with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese, top with raisins.
- Stuff a whole-grain pita pocket with ricotta cheese and Granny Smith apple slices. Add a dash of cinnamon.
- Mix together ready-to-eat cereal, dried fruit and nuts in a sandwich bag for an on-the-go snack.
Four year old classroom made fruit pizza's for snack: low sugar cookies, low fat yogurt, fresh fruit.