Friday, February 26, 2010

Healthy Snacks For Kids and You

I’d eat way too many Reese’s peanut butter cups, half a bag of Reese’s Pieces, too many handfuls of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, and more Bacon than Chewy can count if I let myself. (Maybe I have and maybe I haven’t, I’m not telling.) But eating like that makes my tummy unhappy later on.

Is it bad if I’m craving bacon right now? Yum.

I recently submitted some quick healthy snacks that my kids and I eat to someone writing an article, so I thought I’d post some here and see what else we can come up with. What do you eat for a quick healthy snack?

  • Fruit of any type
  • Apple slices with almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • Banana cookies (banana slices with almond butter and sprinkled with milled flax seed and sometimes topped with a chocolate chip)
  • Yogurt with flax seed (plain natural yogurt mixed with some natural flavored yogurt)
  • Ants on a Log (celery with almond butter and raisins)
  • Multi-grain crackers with hummus
  • Swiss cheese slices with a few nuts
  • Trail mix
  • Organic Weetabix cereal spread with almond butter and a few sprinkles
  • Cereal (low sugar kind)
  • Frozen peas
  • Edamame leftover from dinner (my kids call them “popping beans”)
  • No Sugar Added Applesauce with flax seed and cinnamon
  • Apple Quesadillas (whole grain tortillas spread with low fat cream cheese and apple slices, warmed up on stove top, and sprinkled with cinnamon)
  • Fruit smoothies (natural lowfat plain yogurt, banana, frozen berries, and a little orange juice)
  • Black Olive Penguins on cucumber or apple slice icebergs (for directions, see this post)
  • Popcorn with raisins and sprinkled with cinnamon (for directions, see this post)
That's about all my brain can think of right now.  Skittles, anyone? 

What healthy snacks do you enjoy?


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