While I am so excited to have a more relaxed schedule during the summer, it also means staying active with the kids and making our lunches on-the-go both healthy and fun for the girls. Lisa Drayer, M.A., R.D.also knows how hard it can be to get kids interested in healthy eating, but as a nutritionist she understands the importance of wholesome foods to a child’s growth and development.
Through the years, Lisa has developed creative ideas for snacks that are both nutritious and “kid-approved.” Children enjoy making and eating the snacks below, and most travel well in the lunchbox, too!
Fruit kabobs: Cut cantaloupe, honeydew and pineapple into chunks. Wash and halve some strawberries, and wash a bunch of blueberries. Thread the fruit onto small wooden skewers, alternating colors, and then remove the skewers’ sharp ends before serving.
Peanut butter “face”: This playful dish provides your child with protein and fiber. Spread all-natural peanut butter on one slice of whole wheat bread, then top with two banana slices for the eyes, two orange segments for eyebrows, a strawberry half for the nose, and a string of raisins to make a mouth.
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Turkey roll-ups: You and your child will have fun preparing this low fat but protein-rich snack! Spread low-fat honey mustard dressing on a whole-wheat tortilla. Place a slice of roasted turkey (avoid highly-processed deli meat that contains nitrates and fillers) and a slice of Swiss cheese on top. Roll it up and slice into bite-size pieces.
Creamy orange smoothie: This orange refreshment is full of protein, calcium and vitamin C – perfect for after soccer or gymnastics. For four 8 ounce servings, combine 2½ cups low-fat plain yogurt, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1½ cups fresh orange juice and 3 teaspoons NECTRESSE Natural No Calorie Sweetener. Blend until smooth. Serve well-chilled.
Crunchy chocolate-dipped kiwis: This treat has antioxidants and vitamin C. Heat one ounce of dark chocolate in the microwave for 30-second intervals until soft; stir until smooth. Dip four peeled and sliced kiwis in melted chocolate. Place on wax paper and sprinkle with almonds, then chill until the chocolate solidifies.
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