Extra vitamins, just the right amount of calories, and easy to make -- these munchies are absolutely perfect for little kids and busy moms.
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This super snack planner -- with six recipes to prepare ahead and six you can whip up in minutes -- will stack the chips in favor of your kid's health.
Made with refrigerated breadsticks and pesto, these cute creatures can be prepared ahead and stored in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Per Piece: 96 calories; 3g fat
Rainbow Chips & Dip
It's a snap to make your own chips using colorful whole-grain tortillas. This fresh pineapple salsa beats bottled dip any day. Both the chips and salsa can be made ahead for anytime snacking.
Nutrition Per Serving: 112 calories; 2g fat
Polka-Dot Waffle Sticks
These sweet treats can be made on the fly. Just cover whole-grain waffles with reduced-fat cream cheese and top with jelly.
Nutrition Per Serving: 134 calories; 6g fat
Originally published in the April 2009 issue of Parents magazine.