10 Super Snacks for Kids

When you're tight on time and your kids are foaming at the mouth for food, a snack can be just the thing you need to tide them over. Unfortunately, all snacks are not created equal. Although cookies, fruit snacks, juice, brownies and cupcakes may seem like the ultimate mouth-watering in-between option, can you think of one good reason why you should ply your children with plenty of sugar? {relatedarticles}Those common snacks may seem like a convenient way to keep your kids quiet, but it's every bit as easy to come up with creative ideas with a healthy twist. Here are some top 10 snacks that get the job done every time... and they get it done right. 1. Hummus and carrots 2. String cheese 3. Quesadillas prepared with black beans and cheese 4. Freeze low-fat yogurts and serve them as an ice cream treat.
5. Scramble an egg and serve it in a whole-wheat pita. 6. Spoon tomato sauce and low-fat mozzarella cheese in a whole-wheat tortilla and serve as a pizza wrap. 7. Slice up a sweet potato. Spray with non-stick, butter-flavored cooking spray and bake for 30 to 40 minutes on 350 for sweet potato fries. {relatedarticles}Sprinkle with parmesan for an extra kick. 8. Blend fresh fruit with a cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt for a fresh smoothie. 9. Make your own trail mix. Throw together popcorn, unsalted nuts, banana chips and pretzels. If you want an extra sweet treat, add some M & M's. 10. Spread peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat waffles. All of these snacks can be whipped together in a matter of mere moments, and the best part of all is that they're healthy offerings.