Summer time is a great time for kids to enjoy the outside and play hard. However, getting your child to continue to eat healthy during summer vacation can be a challenge sometimes. I have searched high and low for some kid friendly treats, that are healthy as well as tasty. Even our toughest little critics will be sure to enjoy these:
Veggies and dip; carrots, celery, broccoli and peppers and dip in low fat ranch dressing.
Smoothies: blend nonfat plain yogurt, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries and ice in a blender.
Fruit kabobs; dice up your favorite fruits and line them up on a wooden skewer.
Baby carrots and a side of hummus.
Slice a banana in half and smear peanut butter on top.
Baked tortilla chips with white bean dip.
Keep a bowl of fresh fruits and vegetables that are clean and ready to eat on the kitchen table or front and center in the refrigerator so that the kids can reach it.
Frozen blueberries or strawberries on top of non fat yogurt make a refreshing afternoon snack.
Make your own frozen snacks using unsweetened fruit juice, water and seedless watermelon chunks. Pour into ice cube trays, add wooden sticks and freeze
Half a turkey sandwich on 100% whole wheat bread with a sliced apple.
String cheese and whole wheat crackers.
Low fat graham crackers with peanut butter
Cereal Parfait (shown above), with Low fat or Non fat yogurt, cheerios and top with raspberries & blueberries.