Healthy Snacks for Kids and Parents!

  • Fresh fruit (apples, bananas, pears, clementines, peaches, plums, berries, kiwis, watermelon, etc.

  • Apple with nut butter

  • Whole grain crackers, brown rice cakes or toast with hummus, nut butter or avocado/guacamole

  • Carrot or cucumber slices with hummus or guacamole

  • Eggs - fried, scrambled or hard-boiled

  • "Ants on a log" - celery with nut butter and raisins

  • Unsweetened nondairy or greek yogurt with applesauce or fresh fruit + 1 tsp. honey/maple syrup

  • "Mini pizza" - whole wheat english muffins with some marinara sauce (no added sugar) + light sprinkle of cheese

  • Deli meat (no nitrates) alone or make a quick sandwich!

  • Egg salad, tuna salad or a plant-based version made with chickpeas, served with whole grain bread or crackers

Avoid processed food that comes in a bag or box and has a long shelf life (lots of preservatives). Avoid foods with added sugar (even some deli meats!) or made from white flour. Avoid foods with vegetable oil, canola oil, safflower oil, etc. Avoid chips (even "veggie chips" which are not healthy!), pretzels, zbars and other granola/energy bars, cookies, and sweetened yogurt.