While temptation may draw upon our weakest moments when it comes to food,
remember we are what we eat, and that starts at a young age. Let
good example and not forget that kids really need a good balanced diet
what age. Taste and texture are key ingredients to peak their interest, because a
nutritious and satiating snack should consist of a high fiber carbohydrate paired
with a lean protein source. Check out the following list for some ideas that will
definitely be approved by the kids! It’s just the start of many healthful suggestions to

1. Sliced apple + 1-2 tablespoons natural peanut butter/almond butter for
2. Kashi whole grain crackers + 1 mini Babybel cheese
3. Popchips
4. Mary’s Gone Crackers + 2 tablespoons natural hummus for dipping
5. Horizon Super Squeezes (milk and fruit blends)
6. Annie’s organic cheddar bunnies
7. 17-20 grapes + 1 part-skim mozzarella string cheese
8. Turkey and cheese roll-ups
9. Low-fat Greek yogurt + ¼ cup low-sugar granola
10. Individual Low-Fat Cottage cheese + 1-2 clementine
11. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich made on 1-2 slices of whole grain bread
12. 2 hard boiled eggs + sliced bell pepper
13. Sliced celery + 2 tablespoons natural almond butter
14. Raw vegetables + 2 tablespoons bean dip
15. Edamame (defrosted/ fresh or dry- roasted)

*Portions reprinted from: www.25amagazine.com