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    Healthy Kids Snack Ideas
    By: Angela Tyler

    Kids love snacks. After school, in the late evening, or just about
    anytime, kids want snacks. You may be struggling with snack ideas for
    your kids that are healthy and inexpensive.

    Here is a list of the unhealthiest and healthiest snacks you can give
    your kids.

    Bad Food Choices
    Some of the worst snack food choices for kids are packed cookies such as
    Oreo and Chips Ahoy, any type of candy bar, Club crackers and pasteurized
    cheese spread, snack cakes like Hostess and Little Debbie, and high sugar
    drinks such as soft drinks and whole or 2% chocolate milk. While these
    types of snack are convenient and very much in demand, your kids get no
    nutrition whatsoever from them and you are basically spending money to
    fill your kids full of sugar. Kids gain nothing from consuming large
    amounts of sugar except a sudden rush of energy that wears off and leaves
    them cranky and a bad habit that can endure for a lifetime.

    Heathier Choices
    Some of the healthier choices for kid's snacks are unsweetened
    applesauce, bottled water, fruit cups or snacks, raisins and other dried
    fruits, granola bars, low fat or fat free milk, and pure fruit juice.

    Meat and Cheese: Low fat lunchmeats such as chicken, turkey, and ham make
    fun snacks when rolled around a small slice of cheese or on whole wheat
    bread, cut into finger size sandwiches. Cheese and low fat or fat free
    crackers served with low-sodium pickles are favorites as well as turkey
    hot dogs with mustard.

    Fresh fruit: Kids love fresh fruit peeled and sliced into bits size
    pieces with some low-fat yogurt on the side for dipping. Peanut butter
    sandwiches on whole wheat bread with a little sugar free jelly are great
    ideas for a healthy snack that your kids will enjoy.

    Fresh veggies: Fresh vegetables cut into bite size chunks with some low
    fat salad dressing are fun snacks that your kids will love and not even
    notice that they are healthy.

    Finding healthy snacks that your kids will actually eat is not
    impossible. Give your kids healthy choices and arrange the various food
    items in a fun, colorful way on their plates as extra incentive to enjoy
    the healthy foods.

    Childhood obesity is a major problem in our society. Make sure your kids
    eat healthy, fun snacks that give them some nutritional benefits and set
    an example of healthy eating from a young age.

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    Angela Tyler would rather spend time doing the things she loves rather than being stuck in the kitchen. She invites you to www.freequickrecipes.com where you'll find quick recipes for mothers... and others. And, if you are looking for fun exercise for your kids, check out www.funexercisevideos.com/big-kid-exercise.php


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