Ants on a Log:
Celery with peanut butter and raisins. This classic has it all, fruit, veggie, protein, and fat.
Sweet Potato Fries and Yogurt or Ranch Dip:
Baked sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin A and Beta- Carotene and are fun to dip.
Baked kale with a little tamari makes eating greens fun and delicious. Pair these with some crackers and cheese for a balanced snack.
Guacamole Dip: This tangy green dip is easy for kids to help make and tastes great
with veggies, tortillas, or tortilla chips.
Try using cookie cutters to create fun shapes. Also, using low-fat yogurt as a fruit dip adds extra calcium and protein.
Tofu can be marinated with a variety of flavors and cubed for a tasty protein alternative to meat. Add to a sandwich or salad for a twist.
Diced Chicken: Cook extra meat at dinner to cube for snacks. Add to a tortilla
with cheese for a quick and easy protein packed snack.
Nut Butter and Fruit:
Pair peanut, almond, or cashew butter with sliced fruit. This snack has healthy fat and protein along with extra vitamins from fruit.
Bean Dip and Whole Wheat Tortilla Wedges:
Loads of fiber and protein; also delicious in a wrap with cheese.
Low-Fat Cottage Cheese and Whole Wheat Crackers:
High in protein and calcium, cottage cheese is easy for kids to help themselves.
Nuts or Tail Mix:
Try making your own with a mix of nuts, dried fruit, coconut, and sugar-free granola.
Oatmeal to Go:
These low- sugar treats are great to make on a Sunday or activity-free evening.
Pita Bread Sandwich with Cream Cheese and Carrots:
I like to grate carrots and add them to the inside of the pita with cream cheese spread. They add a bit of sweetness and a punch of Vitamin A.
Kids love to help bake. Make your own muffins with extra fruit and nuts and you
can reduce fat by using applesauce.
I like to make smoothies and freeze them in Popsicle molds for a fast frozen treat
Especially home-made with fresh fruit for extra vitamins. Sub rice with quinoa
The carrots make these sweet treat more wholesome. You can also add raisins or nuts for a more nutritious snack.