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Any suggestions for meal/snack ideas?

My six year old daughter is very active and has a fast metabolism. She is skinny, but according to charts/dr not underweight. She enjoys eating and isn't that picky.

I was just wondering if there are any suggestions of foods/snacks... something new?


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Asked by CSJMommy3 at 3:25 PM on Jul. 24, 2012 in Food & Drink

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  • simply go-gurt frozen (simply = no HFCS)

    nuts, make her own trail mix

    baby bell cheese (FUN!!!!!!!)

    pirates booty

    pretzels dipped into nut butter

    Answer by hibbingmom at 3:26 PM on Jul. 24, 2012

  • oh - my daughter is 6. when she goes off on her bike her favorite two things are a bag of frozen blueberries or a stack of deli roasted turkey meat. or both... lol

    Answer by hibbingmom at 3:30 PM on Jul. 24, 2012

  • My 5 year old is the same way. She eats every few hours on schedule. She's tiny...only weighs 36 lbs, but healthy. Here are her favorite snacks.

    Fruit and cheese kabobs
    Sweet potato chips
    Veggies with hummus
    Rice cakes with almond butter
    Greek yogurt with berries
    Unsweetened applesauce
    Quiona salad


    Answer by texasgurl33 at 3:34 PM on Jul. 24, 2012

  • Homeade granola,, it is awesome,, I use Ina Garten's.
    how about Quesadillas? They can be made fast, and you can hide steamed broc, cauli, and stuff in them.

    Answer by kimigogo at 4:36 PM on Jul. 24, 2012

  • my DD (4) really loves lettuce wraps...cheese slice, lunch meat, wrapped up in a piece of lettuce. we also do make your own trail mix. i just take all the cereals, raisins, pretzels, goldfish crackers, whatever and let her make her own gorp. its fun & healthy.

    Answer by okmanders at 11:46 PM on Jul. 24, 2012

  • My boys love "spaghetti pizza". I use leftover spaghetti marinara for this or make a batch with whole wheat spaghetti and homemade marinara that I make with tons of veggies for added nutritition.
    Take some cooled spaghetti marinara (about 2 cups). In a bowl mix 2 eggs, a couple of tablespoons of milk and grated mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Mix with the pasta. You can add any other ingredient your kids live like goat cheese, tuna or pepperoni, and mix well.
    Heat olive oil in a pan and add the pasta mixture, press it well to form a pie. Let it cook until golden brown, 8-10 minutes. Flip onto a plate, add a bit more EVOO to the pan and slide back, cook for about 5-7 more minutes until golden brown on the other side. Let rest for a couple of minutes and cut in slices (or even fun shapes with cookie cutters) and serve with more Parmesan to sprinkle on top.
    I serve it along thinly sliced cucumbers with some vinegar, salt, sugar

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 1:24 AM on Jul. 25, 2012

  • and chopped fresh mint.

    If your kids like sushi, you can make sushi balls. Make sushi rice (good recipes online!), once it's cooled make little balls, slightly smaller than ping-pong balls, poke a hole and fill them with whatever you want. Close them and roll them in toasted sesame seeds. Serve with low sodium soy sauce diluted in citrus juice (equal part of different citrus fruit: lemon, lime and orange). Add some chopped chives to the sauce.
    You can take little sticks and serve them as lollipops.


    Answer by momto2boys973 at 1:30 AM on Jul. 25, 2012

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