Get a Move On – Yum Yum

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!

Monkey Mix

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
Fish-shaped crackers
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.


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