Thursday, July 7, 2011

20 Healthy Snacks for kids....

And we eat EVERY ONE OF THESE already!! Talk about a "yaaay!" moment for mommy when I browsed this list and found that Toddler Girl C loves all these healthy foods.  There are so many thing to worry about when raising children, I literally sighed a breath of relief after reading this list. 

http://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/feeding/healthy-eating/the-20-best-snacks-for-kids/

The list goes :
1. Cheese**
2. Peanut Butter**
3. Healthier Baked Goods*
4. Whole Grain Cereal*
5. Quesadillas*
6. Yogurt**
7. Eggs*
8. Sweet Potatoes
9. Hummus*
10. Noodles
11. Pears
12. Smoothies**
13. Snack Mix*
14. Low Fat Ham*
15. Raisins
16. Apples
17. Whole Grain Waffles
18. Strawberries*
19. Oatmeal
20. Tomatoes


* Toddler C has eaten in the past 3 days
** Toddler C eats daily!

I only post this, because I was worried she was starting to act picky... I guess toddlers go thru that stage!  One day she will love apples, the next day she will run screaming from them, shaking her head and yelling "NONONO!!"  While it IS amusing, it has been worrying me that she will be missing out on nutrition because she always wants the same things over and over! "Cheese"?  "Chi" (chicken)?  "Cookie" (turkey LOL!!!) ?  She eats peanut butter plain, she loves it so much :  ) Silly girl.

I particularly liked this recipe from the article, I must try it soon! (for the toddler, not mami who loves frozen yogurt! wink wink)  So simple but yummy!

Confetti Yogurt Pops


Confetti Yogurt Pops
Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 pops.

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories 67
  • Total Fat (g) 1
  • Cholesterol (mg) 2
  • Sodium (mg) 94
  • Carbohydrate (g) 12
  • Total Sugar (g) 8
  • Fiber (g) 1
  • Protein (g) 3
  • Vitamin C (DV%) 7
  • Calcium (DV%) 9
  • Iron (DV%) 1

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Ingredients
  • 2  cups  low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1  cup  assorted berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, chopped strawberries)
  • 5    pretzel rods, halved, or 10 baked snack stick crackers
Directions 1. In a large bowl gently stir together the yogurt and fruit. Spoon into 4-ounce ice-pop molds or 3-ounce paper cups. Cover molds or cups with foil; use a sharp knife to cut a small hole in the foil and insert cut side of pretzel rod or snack stick. Freeze until firm. Remove foil and mold or cup before serving.
2. Store for up to a month. Makes 6 pops.



Please post any links you may have to deceptively healthy kid snacks!  Always on the lookout for ways to cram nutrition down my kids thtoat without her realizing it : )

1 comment:

  1. What a yummy list! The recipe looks delish too!

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