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What are fun, healthy snacks?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:52 PM on Nov. 22, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • I think the only way to make snacks fun is to have the children help in preparing them. Otherwise, they're just food. Variety adds interest.

    My kids always liked homemade popcicles --plain yogurt mixed with pureed fruit, or homemade lemonade or pudding make tasty, lower-sugar, additive-free cold snacks, even nice on a day in the house in the cold weather.

    I also made gelatin at home --it doesn't take any longer than making jello, but you can use your kids' favourite flavours and even toss in chopped fresh fruit or thawed frozen berries, or home-canned fruits, or dried fruit that's been soaked (15 minutes in boiled water)... even shredded coconut or chopped nuts add interest to ordinary jelly. If you double the amount of gelatin, you can make 'jigglers' --jelly that can be cut into shapes and picked up with fingers. Gelatin itself is an excellent protein source... Or, for a savour snack, gel tomato juice or v8.
    LindaClement

    Answer by LindaClement at 2:00 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • Kids love to dip! Cut fruit in yogurt, fresh veggies with hummus, guacamole or salad dressing, cooked whole wheat pasta and veggies with marinara or peanut sauce or cheese sauce
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:03 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • my son loves yogurt (you can add your own fruit), he likes apple and cheese slices, raisins in tiny boxes are fun (my son feels like a "big boy" with his very own box), sweet potato fries are fun as a snack or side dish
    Owl_Feather

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 2:23 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

  • ants on a log- celery with pnut butter and raisins on top
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:21 PM on Nov. 22, 2009

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