Nutrition Experts

Nutritious Snacks for Kids
Question:

Now that school is out, what are some nutritious snacks to keep on hand for my kids?

Answer:

The snacks below can tame summertime snack attacks. The kids will think they're really cool—and so will you because they're nutritious and a snap to make.
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Ice–cold watermelon wedges
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Fruit kabobs made with chunks of fresh strawberries, cantaloupe, bananas and peaches (dip fruit in lemon juice to prevent browning)
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Frozen grapes
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Peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds or trail mix made with bits of dried fruit, whole–grain cereal, chocolate chips and nuts
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Frozen non–fat yogurt "sundaes" topped with blueberries. Or make a parfait by layering the yogurt with fruit
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Graham crackers or fig bars
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Whole–wheat pretzels
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Single–serving boxes of lightly–sweetened whole–grain cereal
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100% fruit pops. Or make your own by freezing 100% juice in ice cube trays—insert a toothpick in the center of each cube before they're completely frozen
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Fresh fruit salad
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Frozen squeezable tubes of low–fat yogurt. Or freeze smoothies until they're slushy
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Banana "ice cream." Blend frozen bananas, place into cups and top with a sprinkle of chocolate chips and crushed peanuts
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Mini whole–wheat pitas, baby carrots and hummus