Healthy Kids Snacks That Aren't

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Whole Grain Chips

When you're on the run and your kids can't wait until their next meal, you might want to swing by a vending machine and grab something to help get them through the day. A small bag of Sun Chips might seem like the best choice, what with its "Heart Healthy" multigrains and proclamation of 30% less fat than your average chip. Multigrains are good, but not in chip form. Sun Chips' low-fat claim needs to be considered in context as well.

The average vending machine-sized bag, which weighs in at only 1.5 ounces, contains 10 grams of fat with 1.5 saturated. As an alternative, try the similarly sized Baked! Lays 1 ounce bag for 1.5 grams of fat with no saturated and half the calories. Sun Chips may have less fat than the other fried salt bomb chips but if your kids want something crunchy and you are restrained by the vending machine, reach for the Baked! Lays instead.

Use your intuition when preparing meals for your kids. Something that was made to last months in the dry goods department won't be as healthy as something that you can find shopping along the edges of the grocery store in the fresh sections.