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15 Quick and Easy Afternoon Snacks
hummus and vegetablesPortion control is very important when it comes to snacks. A snack should be just enough to take the hunger pain away, but not enough to ruin the next meal. When teaching kids about portion sizes, I like to use every day utensils rather than measuring cups and “diet food”. Teaching kids to get a bowl or plate and sit down at the table, rather than with the whole box or bag is an important habit to form. Have fruits and vegetables prepared and ready to eat, along with pre-portioned snacks to assist your child in making healthful choices.

1 slice low-fat cheese or string cheese and whole wheat crackers

Baked chips and Salsa

Yogurt and granola or crunchy cereal (Grape-nut cereal, cheerios, Chex)

Nuts and dried fruit/box of raisins

Baby carrots, Bell pepper strips, broccoli, or other raw veggies and hummus or light ranch

Whole grain cereal OR granola bar and piece of fruit

Hard-boiled Egg and piece of fruit

Popcorn and piece of fruit

Pretzels and hummus

½ PB&J and fruit

Sugar snap peas and low fat string cheese

Cottage cheese and peaches or other canned fruit

Celery and peanut butter

Apple slices and peanut butter

Muffin or breakfast cookie

 

Blog post provided by:
Katie Foster, RDN, LD,
Nutrition Services
Hannibal Regional