July 27, 2010

Snack ideas

I got a good list snack ideas from the What to Expect website. It was titled "Healthy Snacks for Kids: 23 Toddler-friendly Ideas," but I think these would be good for all ages, not just toddlers. Mostly very simple things, but sometimes I struggle coming up with simple.

Here's a few of my favorites:

•Ants on a log — spread peanut butter on celery sticks and sprinkle with raisins
•Whole-grain tortilla chips topped with veggies, salsa, and shredded cheese, alongside guacamole for dipping
•Apple slices with string cheese or peanut butter
•Berries topped with low-fat frozen yogurt
•Crinkle-cut carrot “chips” with hummus
•Whole-wheat pita-bread triangles or baked wheat crackers with melted reduced-fat cheese for dipping
•Dip a banana in yogurt, roll in crushed cereal and freeze for a tasty frozen snack
•Graham crackers with applesauce for dipping
•Yogurt smoothie made with low-fat yogurt, milk, ice and any fruit
•A graham cracker sandwich filled with a scoop of frozen yogurt and sliced bananas
•A small baked potato with melted reduced-fat cheese and salsa
•Graham cracker with low-fat cream cheese
•Whole-grain pretzels, with a slice of cheese
•Cucumbers, celery, or red peppers with low-fat dressing for dipping
•Mix one cup of whole-grain oat cereal with 1/4 cup chopped walnuts and 1/4 cup dried cranberries for a healthy trail mix


Emily {Frilly Details} said...

I'm no toddler, but some of these snacks sound pretty yummy!

Linda (: said...

I know a little 2 year old who won't eat. I'm passing this on to his aunt who can pass it on to his mother - great ideas!!