Other then fruits and veggies what are some really healthy snacks for my kids?

Question by Jade: Other then fruits and veggies what are some really healthy snacks for my kids?

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Answer by hotgirlnad

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  1. cheese, crackers, oatmeal, sugar free cookies.



  3. yogurt, granola bars, apple sauce, oatmeal cookies, fruit cups

  4. kathy_is_a_nurse says:

    Go online and do a word search for “nutrition bars” + “recipes”. You’ll find a large selection of tasty and healthy homemade treats you can make yourself. Some might need a little modification, such as substituting corn syrup or sugar with applesauce.

    The following is a recipe that started out as an online recipe and then I modified to make healthier and suit my husband’s tastes. This is a delicious recipe. We even take it to parties where my husband’s running friends attend. People LOVE it. I’ve been told I should sell the bars commercially…it’s that good.

    Cranberry Almond Protein Bars

    1 C rolled oats
    1/2 C wheat germ (you can substitute oat bran or milled flax seed if you prefer)
    6-8 oz. dried cranberries (Try experimenting with other dried fruits, like apricots)
    ½ C Grape Nuts cereal (or generic equivalent)
    ½ C granola-type cereal (our favorite is Post Great Grains with Raisins, Dates, and Pecans, but any will do)
    1 C blanched almonds, sliced or slivered
    ½ C flavored protein powder (We use “Isopure” or “Muscle Milk.” There are many flavors: Our favorite is Cookies and Cream) Other protein powders vary in how intense their flavor is. You may find that you want to add a little flavoring extract to the recipe, like vanilla for instance. If so, I would recommend about ½ tsp. put into the other wet ingredients. If you don’t want to spend the money on protein powder, you could substitute non-fat dry milk (but the protein powders are much healthier and add a lot of flavor).
    ½ C applesauce (no sugar added)
    2 Tsp butter
    ½ C honey
    1-1/2 C crunchy peanut butter
    ½ Tsp bee pollen (I add this for our allergies. You may or may not want to do it.)

    •Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place oats, wheat germ/flax seed, granola, and almonds on a cookie sheet in oven to toast. I usually just leave them in while I’m putting the other ingredients together, but total time in oven is about 20 minutes.

    •In a medium sauce pan over low heat warm butter, honey, applesauce, flavoring if used, and peanut butter until runny. Stir frequently to avoid scorching.

    •Combine all dry ingredients including seeds, nuts, bran, protein powder, bee pollen, and fruit in a large mixing bowl.

    •Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until well-combined. Pour into medium sized baking pan (about 8” x 11”) lined with wax paper. To make less of a mess, I put another layer of wax paper on top of the mixture and smooth with my hands (It works very well). Press until smooth in pan. Depending on size of pan, bars should be about 1” thick.

    •Remove the upper layer of wax paper and place uncovered in fridge or freezer to harden.

    •Once firm, turn out onto cutting board to cut into desired sizes. Although this recipe is very healthy, it is also very calorie dense and filling, so we make small squares (about 1” x 1”) for snacking. You can either wrap the bars individually with plastic wrap or foil, or place them in a Tupperware-type container. Refrigerate (May be frozen if you don’t anticipate using the bars within about a week).

  5. hm….carrots…lol..they can pretend to be bunnies and eat lots of carrots! or cheese….lil cubes of cheese is popular w/ kids.

  6. dazed&confuzed says:

    nuts, granola bars, raisins, oatmeal chocolate chips.

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