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?

Yum, BACON!

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