25 Healthy Snacks for Kids


1. Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze.

2. Spread celery sticks with peanut butter or low-fat cream cheese. Top with raisins. Enjoy your “ants on a log.”

Tackling the Problem of Picky Eaters

The most frustrating time to be a parent can be at the dinner table. We know fruits and vegetables are good for our kids, but can someone clue them in? Getting your kids to eat healthy doesn't have to be difficult. We found some tips that can help.

Just eat it already!

After spending the day chasing a toddler or working in an office, somehow you have managed to prepare a meal for your family. The table is set, the sippy cup is full and your spoon is ready to ply food in your feisty toddler's mouth with the nutritious, fill-in-the-blank food.

Cheesy Penne with Chicken and Broccoli

From No Whine with Dinner:

Cheesy Penne with Chicken and Broccoli

Makes 5 Servings

Healthy After School Snacks

There are tons of prepackaged snacks out there for kids (just turn on the TV in the mid-afternoon and you’re sure to be inundated with commercials for them), but rarely are they actually nutritious.

Funny Face Omelet

From Janet Carter, pediatric outpatient dietitian with the Medical University of South Carolina


(Note: ¼ cup egg substitute can be used in place of egg)

  • 1 egg OR ¼ cup egg substitute
  • ½ Tbsp water
  • Canola cooking spray
  • 1/8 cup shredded, reduced-fat cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

Possible Toppings: