8 Power Snacks For Kids

parfait made with sliced fruit and low-fat cottage cheese
Keep them away from the cookie jar with these tasty healthy eats.

Veggie Dip

Slice fresh vegetables into thin strips. Serve with hummus.

Turkey Tortilla

Place deli turkey, low-fat mozzarella, and lettuce on a whole wheat tortilla. Roll tightly, seal, and refrigerate. Cut into 1-inch slices.

Sweet Smoothie

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.

Yummy Yogurt

Mix low-fat vanilla yogurt with low-fat granola and dried cranberries. If you're on the go, grab a Clif Kid ZBar Filled for the same boost you get from granola. 

Ants on a Log

Fill celery sticks with peanut butter and top with raisins.

Fruit Kabobs

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.

Perfect Parfait

Layer low-fat cottage cheese and sliced fruit in a parfait glass or clear cup.

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