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Healthy snacks for kids: These tips and ideas will help you encourage healthy eating any time of day. Veggies, f...

Healthy snacks for kids: These tips and ideas will help you encourage healthy eating any time of day. Veggies, f...

Cheese is an ideal healthy snack for kids since it contains the protein and fat needed to maintain energy throughout the day. Pair it with fruit on kabobs, with apple slices or with whole-grain pretzel sticks. Yogurt satisfies sweet cravings and can be made extra-fun by freezing it into popsicles, topping it with nuts and berries or tossing it in the blender with fruit and ice to make a delicious smoothie. Carrots can be thinly sliced into 'chips' and served with plain yogurt, hummus or peanut butter. Other kid-friendly dipping veggies include celery, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and cauliflower. Nuts are another filling, high-energy snack that kids love. Spread peanut or almond butter onto whole grain tortillas and roll them up into pinwheel shapes, or just serve them alongside fruit, vegetables, pretzels or crackers. Bananas can be dipped in yogurt and crunchy cereal and th...

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