Is Your Child A Picky Eater? Here are some fun and HEALTHY snacks to try.

Posted on March 24, 2011


We all know how difficult it can be to get a child to try new fruits and vegetables. These picky eaters tend to steer away from the foods that are the healthiest. However, try these 25 health snack recipes by the American Dietetic Association and fruits and vegetable may soon turn into your child’s favorite food.

Here are some of our fun favorites:

  • Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze.

  • Spread celery sticks with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese. Top with raisins. Enjoy your “ants on a log.”

  • Smear a scoop of frozen yogurt on two graham crackers and add sliced banana to make a yummy sandwich.

  • Microwave a small baked potato. Top with reduced-fat cheddar cheese and salsa.

  • Blend low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana for thirty seconds for a delicious smoothie.

  • Spread peanut butter on apple slices.

  • Microwave a cup of tomato or vegetable soup and enjoy with whole grain crackers.

  • Sandwich Cut-Outs: Make a sandwich on whole grain bread. Cut out your favorite shape using a big cookie cutter. Eat the fun shape and the edges, too!

  • Spread mustard on a flour tortilla. Top with a slice of turkey or ham, low-fat cheese and lettuce. Then roll it up.

  • Rocky Road: Break a graham cracker into bite-size pieces. Add to low-fat chocolate pudding along with a few miniature marshmallows.


For more nutritional information take a look at the National Library of Medicine.

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