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25 yummy snacks for kids

When a snack attack strikes, refuel with these good-for-you, nutrition-packed snacks.

  1. Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze.
  2. Spread celery sticks with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese. Top with raisins. Enjoy your "ants on a log."
  3. Stuff a whole-grain pita pocket with ricotta cheese and Granny Smith apple slices. Add a dash of cinnamon.
  4. Mix together ready-to-eat cereal, dried fruit and nuts in a sandwich bag for an on-the-go trail mix.
  5. Smear a scoop of frozen yogurt on two graham crackers and add sliced bananas to make a yummy sandwich.
  6. Top low-fat vanilla yogurt with crunchy granola and sprinkle with blueberries.
  7. Microwave a small baked potato. Top with reduced-fat cheddar cheese and salsa.
  8. Make snack kabobs. Put cubes of low-fat cheese and grapes on pretzel sticks.
  9. Toast a whole-grain waffle and top with low-fat yogurt and sliced peaches.
  10. Spread peanut butter on apple slices.
  11. Blend low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana for thirty seconds for a delicious smoothie.
  12. Make a mini-sandwich with tuna or egg salad on a dinner roll.
  13. Sprinkle grated Monterey Jack cheese over a corn tortilla. Fold in half and microwave for 20 seconds. Top with salsa.
  14. Toss dried cranberries and chopped walnuts in instant oatmeal.
  15. Mix together peanut butter and cornflakes in a bowl. Shape into balls and roll in crushed graham crackers.
  16. Microwave a cup of tomato or vegetable soup and enjoy with whole-grain crackers.
  17. Fill a waffle cone with cut-up fruit and top with low-fat vanilla yogurt.
  18. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on hot popcorn.
  19. Banana split: Top a banana with low-fat vanilla and strawberry frozen yogurt. Sprinkle with your favorite whole-grain cereal.
  20. Sandwich cut-outs: Make a sandwich on whole-grain bread. Cut out your favorite shape using a big cookie cutter. Enjoy the fun shape and the edges too!
  21. Spread mustard on a flour tortilla. Top with a slice of turkey or ham, low-fat cheese and lettuce. Then roll it up.
  22. Mini pizza: Toast an English muffin, drizzle with pizza sauce and sprinkle with low-fat mozzarella cheese.
  23. Rocky road: Break a graham cracker into bite-sized pieces. Add to low-fat chocolate pudding along with a few miniature marshmallows.
  24. Inside-out sandwich: Spread mustard on a slice of deli turkey. Wrap around a sesame breadstick.
  25. Parfait: Layer vanilla yogurt and mandarin oranges or blueberries in a tall glass. Top with a sprinkle of granola.

Get dipping with these tasty snacks:

  • Baby carrots and cherry tomatoes in low-fat ranch dressing
  • Strawberries or apple slices in low-fat yogurt
  • Pretzels in mustard
  • Pita chips in hummus
  • Graham crackers in applesauce
  • Baked tortilla chips in bean dip
  • Animal crackers in low-fat pudding
  • Bread sticks in salsa
  • Granola bar in low-fat yogurt
  • Mini-toaster waffles in cinnamon applesauce