• Healthy Snack Ideas

    We have a very long afternoon so it is important for your child to have a snack everyday. Healthy snacks provide the fuel your child needs for proper brain function and learning. Whether eaten at school or on the go at home, healthy snacks are easy and quick to put together and eat. They offer important nutrients and energy in each delicious bite. 

     
    Healthy Snack Ideas
    • Raw vegetables and dip
    • Trail mix Breadsticks or pita chips with hummus
    • Pretzelapple
    • Tortilla chips with bean dip
    • Cheerios, granola, or other cereal in a bag
    • Toasted whole grain breads or crackers with fruit spread or nut butters
    • Graham crackers or gingersnaps dipped in applesauce
    • Mini rice cakes
    • Apple slices with hazelnut butter
    • Fresh fruits
    • Dried fruits, especially raisins
    • Applesauce or other fruit cups
    • Soy yogurt or regular yogurt
    • Individual boxes of soymilk, rice milk, or fruit juices
    • Homemade muffins or cornbread Cheese sticks
    Trail Mix Tips: Trail mix is easy to make, just toss together your child’s favorite raisins and cereal. Don’t forget the M&M’s! Homemade trail mix is often more nutritious than prepackaged ones.

    Maple Cranberry Granola • Makes about 6 cups

    3 cups rolled oats
    1 cup wheat germ
    1/2 cup raisins
    1/2 cup dried cranberries
    1/4 cup sesame seeds
    1/4 cup maple syrup
    2 tablespoons molasses
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    Preheat oven to 300°F.
    Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
    Transfer to a 9- x 13-inch baking dish. Bake, turning often with a spatula, until mixture is golden brown, about 25 minutes.
    Per 1/2-cup serving: 231 calories; 7 g protein; 39 g carbohydrate; 6.5 g fat; 2.5 g fiber; 5 mg sodium; calories from protein: 11%; calories from carbohydrates: 66%; calories from fats: 23%

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