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The 20 Best Snacks For Kids


Looking for a little help while putting together an afternoon snack for your child? Parents Magazine did the research and came up with 20 great snacks for your tots.

  1. Peanut Butter: This versatile childhood favorite’s got plenty of protein and fiber. For a change, try making silly PB&J sandwiches: Instead of bread, use toasted mini waffles or rice cakes.
  2. Sweet-Potato Chips: Sweet spuds are one of the most nutritious vegetables around: They’re packed with vitamin A and are a good source of B6, C, and folate. These simple, delicious chips are a great alternative to the greasy, store-bought variety.
  3. Healthy Baked Treats: Your child will never guess you’re sneaking fruits or vegetables into her diet when you bake them into yummy muffins or breads. Banana bread, zucchini muffins, and carrot bars are a few of our favorites for kids. Our tasty Carrot-Cake Bars contain beta-carotene from the carrots and vitamin C from the pineapple.
  4. Whole-grain cereal: A bowl of enriched whole-grain cereal with milk and fruit is power-packed with vitamins, calcium, and fiber. Cheerios are a classic, but another brand we like is Barbara’s Bakery Multigrain Shredded Spoonfuls.
  5. Cheese: The protein in this versatile snack keeps energy levels high until dinnertime. We like to stick salt-free pretzel sticks into cubes of low-fat cheese to make “satellite snacks,” but you can also make cheese more interesting to kids by melting some on an English-muffin half, serving it with whole-wheat crackers, or cutting a face in a slice of American cheese.

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