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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Healthy Summer Snacks for Kids

Encourage children to eat healthy by making it fun. Here are some fun, healthy snack ideas:
  1. Frozen bananas: Put a wooden stick into a peeled banana. Cut large bananas in half first. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze. Once frozen, peel off the plastic and enjoy. 
  2. Frozen graham cracker sandwiches: Mix mashed bananas and peanut butter, spread between graham crackers and freeze. 
  3. Fruit smoothies: Blend fresh or frozen fruit with yogurt and milk or juice. Try 100% orange juice, low-fat yogurt, and frozen strawberries. 
  4. Frozen juice cups: Pour 100% fruit juice into small paper cups. Freeze. To serve, peel off the paper and eat. 
  5. Ants on a Log: Thinly spread peanut butter on narrow celery sticks. Top with a row of raisins or other diced dried fruit. 
  6. Caterpillar kabobs: Assemble chunks of melon, apple, orange, and pear on skewers for a fruity kabob. 
  7. Fruity peanut butterfly: Start with carrot sticks or celery for the body. Attach wings made of thinly sliced apples with peanut butter and decorate with halved grapes or dried fruit. 
(Source: ChooseMyPlate.gov)

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