Keep them away from the cookie jar with these tasty healthy eats.
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Slice fresh vegetables into thin strips. Serve with hummus.
Place deli turkey, low-fat mozzarella, and lettuce on a whole wheat tortilla. Roll tightly, seal, and refrigerate. Cut into 1-inch slices.
Blend a banana with one cup nonfat milk and two tablespoons cocoa or malted milk powder. You can add variety by mixing in other fruits, yogurt, and peanut butter.
Mix low-fat vanilla yogurt with low-fat granola and dried cranberries.
Ants on a Log
Fill celery sticks with peanut butter and top with raisins.
Place melon chunks, pineapple wedges, and grapes (sliced in half if your child is under 4) on an ice-pop stick, alternating fruit with small cubes of low-fat string cheese. Use yogurt for dipping.
Ode to Oatmeal
Top oatmeal with 1 tablespoon peanut butter and 1 tablespoon raisins. Mix and serve.
Layer low-fat cottage cheese and sliced fruit in a parfait glass or clear cup.
Originally published in the April 2007 issue of Parents magazine.