Freck says pleasurable associations with shopping, food preparation and family meals help children develop healthy dietary habits for life.
National Nutrition Month in March, is a great time for reinforcing healthy eating habits. To help get your kids started, here are a few yummy, healthy snacks recommended by the American Dietetic Association.
- Mix together ready-to-eat cereal, dried fruit and nuts in a sandwich bag for an on-the-go snack.
- Top low-fat vanilla yogurt with crunchy granola and sprinkle with blueberries.
- Blend low-fat milk, frozen strawberries and a banana for thirty seconds for a delicious smoothie.
- Make a mini-sandwich with tuna or egg salad on a dinner roll.
- Toss dried cranberries and chopped walnuts in instant oatmeal.
- Sandwich cut-outs: Make a sandwich on a whole grain bread. Cut out your favorite shape using a big cookie cutter.
- Toast a whole grain waffle and top with low-fat yogurt and sliced peaches.
- Stuff a whole grain pita pocket with ricotta cheese and Granny Smith apple slices. Add a dash of cinnamon.
- Spread peanut butter on apple slices.
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