While it’s easy to say “eat healthy,” it can be difficult to know what to feed your child after you’ve heard “I’m hungry” for the 15th time in a day. Healthy snacks that boost brain power and strengthen bones and muscles don’t have to be difficult to make. Here are a few easy recipes to get your little one on the right snack track. Encourage your child to help out – it’s a great way to practice math, reading and science, too!
1 Cup Banana Chips
1 Cup Flaked Coconut
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
3 Cups Toasted O Cereal (like Cheerios)
Mix all the ingredients in a zip-top bag and shake well.
Fish in a Pond
1/2 cup lowfat cream cheese or cheese spread
4 celery ribs, stems removed
Scoop the cream cheese into a bowl. (You can tint the cream cheese with blue food coloring to make it look like a pond.) Dip the celery sticks into the cheese, then into the bowl of crackers to “catch” a fish.
This is part of the Get a Move On series – keeping your child healthy through activity and movement.