Nutritious snacks

Try to get into the habit of always bringing a bag of nutritious snacks whenever you leave home with your child. This allows you to feed her whenever she is hungry and avoids stopping for non-nutritious junk food. Here are some examples of healthful snacks:

• Apples or applesauce

• Burritos made from beans or meat

• Buttered popcorn

• Celery sticks stuffed with cheese or peanut butter

• Cookies made with wheat germ, oatmeal, granola, fruits, nuts

• Cheesecake

Chocolate milk

• Cottage cheese

• Crackers with cheese, peanut butter, or tuna salad

• Custards made with extra eggs and cream

• Dips made with cheese, avocado, butter, beans, or sour cream

• Dried fruit such as apples, raisins, apricots, or prunes

• Granola mixed with dried fruit and nuts

• Hard-cooked and deviled eggs

• Ice cream made with real cream

• Juice made from 100 percent fruit

• Milkshakes made with whole milk or cream

• Peanut butter on crackers or whole wheat bread

• Sandwiches with real mayonnaise or butter

• Vegetables such as carrot sticks or broccoli florets

• Yogurt, regular or frozen

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