Snacks give everyone important nutrients and help control hunger between meals.
Healthy snack ideas
“Ants on a log” (celery with peanut butter and raisins) Fresh or canned fruit (in 100% juice, not syrup) with fat-free or low-fat vanilla yogurt Whole-grain crackers with low-fat cheese Frozen grapes (rinse and freeze grapes overnight) Whole-wheat bread or apple slices with peanut butter Quesadillas (low-fat cheese on a whole-wheat tortilla) Unsalted pretzels or air-popped popcorn Baked tortilla chips and salsa Whole-wheat pita bread with hummus Water or fat-free or low-fat milk
Put fresh fruit in a bowl at eye-level in the refrigerator or on the kitchen counter. It will be easier for kids to see and grab.
Health On the Go
Put dried fruits and nuts, fresh veggies, or fruit in small baggies. Pack low-fat string cheese sticks. Drink water or fat-free or low-fat milk instead of soda or juice.