Keep these products around -- and you'll always have something healthy to make the kids.
Made with chili pepper, cumin, and other spices. It's so flavorful that you won't even miss the salt. (20 calories, 0 fat per Tbs.)
Kids love to dip their chicken nuggets in the yummy ketchup, but it also helps them learn to like new foods like carrots or asparagus. Simply Heinz Ketchup is made with real, simple ingredients and no high-fructose corn syrup.
Easier for kids to handle than the typical crunchy corn shells, these taco boats have a raised edge, so the toppings don't fall out. And they're made with only three ingredients: whole-grain corn flour, oil, and salt. (50 calories, 2g fat each)
Yogurt pumps up the texture of this light dressing available in the refrigerated section. It also works well as a marinade for chicken or veggies. (50 calories, 3g fat for 2 Tbs.)
This fluffier version of the popular sandwich filling contains about 50 fewer calories and 4 fewer grams of fat per serving than typical creamy PB. "But it tastes every bit as delicious," says tester Amie Rutledge, whose 4-year-old is a fan too. (140 calories, 12g fat per 2 Tbs.)
Lower in calories than the company's grape jam, this spread was a hit among tasters who described it as "sweet and tangy." (40 calories, 0 fat per Tbs.)
Take a healthy shortcut -- these products will cut back on your time in the kitchen.
Chunky pieces of zucchini, yellow squash, onion, and pepper are ideal for the backyard barbecue or grill pan when you don't have time to cut your own. (20 calories, 0 fat per 3/4 cup)
Frozen seasoned veggies are usually sodium bombs, but this tasty one has just 110 milligrams per serving. "My 2-year-old daughter, Harper, kept asking for more," says Tanya Bodenstedt. (40 calories, 0 fat for 1/4 of the bag)
Hello, healthy spuds! These are crispy and taste salty despite not being high in fat and sodium. (120 calories, 3.5g fat per 7 wedges)
The company recently made refined flour extinct by switching the breading on its frozen dino-shaped nuggets to nutrient-rich whole grain. Kids gobbled them up. (180 calories, 11g fat for 4 pieces)
Made with whole-wheat flour and fortified with iron and B vitamins, these low-sugar silver-dollar-size pancakes are a great finger food for toddlers and preschoolers. (70 calories, 1g fat per 4 pancakes)
What's better than bacon? Thicker-cut "Sunday" bacon with 25 percent less sodium than most regular versions, no added nitrates, and a whole lot of flavor. (60 calories, 5g fat per 2 slices)
Our tiny tasters ate kale when it was chopped up with bite-size pieces of cabbage, carrots, and snap peas in this bagged salad. (25 calories, 0 fat per 11/2 cups)
There's room for a little dessert in your child's diet if he eats healthfully the rest of the day. Keep treats under 200 calories.
Although fig gelato sounds grown-up, kids enjoyed it as much as their parents. "It's like my taste buds had a party," says 12-year-old Marissa Mok. Lucky for the whole family, it's lower in calories and fat than typical high-end ice cream. (170 calories, 5g fat per 1/2 cup)
These crispy cookies, made with whole grains and dried cherries, have only about 2 grams of sugar per piece, so you don't have to deal with that after-dinner crash. (47 calories, 12/3g fat each)
Baked with the ingredients you'd use for a homemade batch, these treats are worth the calories. (70 calories, 4g fat each)
We're over the moon about these brightly colored, delicious pops because they're made with water, fruits, probiotics, and veggies and contain only 2 grams of sugar each. (25 calories, 0 fat per pop)
Dig into these between-meal munchies that supply nutrients as well as a burst of energy.
Pinto beans, brown rice, cheese, and veggies are stuffed into a small, soft wrapper. "It's awesome," says Cari Wasmund, mom of a 3-year-old. (200 calories, 6g fat for 5 or 6 pieces)
Made with Greek yogurt, this mild-flavored dip is perfect for parties and playdates. (25 calories, 1g fat per 2 Tbs.)
A super school snack, ten black pitted olives come in a portable cup with an easy-to-peel lid. (38 calories, 4g fat per container)
Talk about clean eating: The only ingredient in this Target brand is corn. (120 calories, 21/2g fat per 3/4 cup)
A favorite among dads at the tasting, this hearty dip is gluten-free and contains only 1 gram of sugar per serving. "It would be a hit at a tailgate," predicts Marc Patterson. (35 calories, 1g fat per 2 Tbs.)
How else will you get your kid to try dragon fruit? "Our 2-year-old thought it was delicious," says Crystal Franke. (70 calories, 1g fat per tube)
Each bar contains only seven ingredients and 41/2 grams of sugar. Now that's sweet! (90 calories, 31/2g fat per bar)
Use the enclosed salt packet to add the amount you want to these yummy pretzels. (170 calories, 3g fat per pretzel)
Kids can put this creamy spread on crackers easy peasy. (35 calories, 1 1/2g fat per wedge)