Healthy Children - May 2018

MyPlate Snack Tips for Kids

  1. Create a Yogurt Sundae
    • Top plain, low-fat or fat-free yogurt with fresh, frozen, or canned fruit, like bananas, strawberries, or peaches. Sprinkle whole-grain cereal on top for crunch.
  2. Make Pita Pockets
    • Stuff a small whole-wheat pita with sliced bell peppers, salsa, and a slice of low-fat cheese. Melt in the microwave for 15-20 seconds.
  3. Jazz up your Favorite Cereal
    • Make a trail mix! Stir ¼ cup of unsalted nuts, ¼ cup of dried raisins or cranberries, and ¼ cup of whole-grain cereal together.
  4. Make a fruit sandwich
    • Cut an apple into thin slices. Spread peanut butter or almond butter between two slices to create “apple sandwiches.”
  5. Dip your Veggies
    • Create veggie treats by dipping slices of cucumbers, peppers, and carrots in low-fat salad dressing or hummus.
  6. Pack an Afterschool Snack
    • For a healthy afterschool snack, keep a fruit cup packed in 100% juice or water in a bag. Some fresh fruit, like bananas and oranges, are also easy to pack and eat any time.
  7. Try a piece of Cheesy Toast
    • Toast a slice of whole-wheat bread and top with a slice of your favorite low-fat cheese.
  8. Freeze your Fruit
    • For a frozen treat on hot days, try freezing grapes or bananas! Don’t forget to peel bananas and pull grapes from the stem before freezing.
  9. Power up with ‘Roll-Ups’
    • Roll a slice of low-salt deli turkey or ham an apple wedge or around a slice of low-fat cheese.
  10. Build a Fruit Salad
    • Mix your favorite sliced fruits such as pineapple, grapes, and melon.