These are great ideas for snacks at home:
Apple Sandwich: Slice an apple, spread peanutbutter onto slices, and make a sandwich or add a slice of cheese between the slices.
Yogurt sundae Children can make their own. supply bowls, plain yogurt, cut up fruit, and toppings of wheat germ and dry cereal.
Fruit Kabobs: Skewer cut-up fresh fruit and low-fat cheese cubes, pitted dates, or prunes on long straws or long toothpicks (for older children). Serve kabobs with a dip made with plani, low-gat yogut sprinled with cinnamon or a few drops of vanilla flavoring, or well-stirred, mixed fruit yogurt.
Fruit juice surprises: Divide 1 cup of cut-up fruit pieces (apple, banana, orange, strawberries) into 4 glasses. Add 3 cups ofunsweetened fruit juice and chill.
Veggie kabobs: Skewer cut-up pieces of fresh vegetables (such as cherry tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, cucumbers, green peppers, mushrooms) and low-fat cheese cubes on long straws or long toothpicks (for older children). Serve with salad dressing or a dip madewith mashed beans, yogurt, or cottage cheese and seasoned with herbs.
Toss a salad: Invite children to a homemade salad bar. Set out dishes of cu-up veggies for children to create their own salads.
Celery stuff its- Fill celery with part-skim ricotta cheese mixed with unsweetened crushed pineapple. Or, fill celery with peanutbutter and add a few raisins (this is called 'Ants on a Log').
Lettuce roll: Spread tuna or chicken salad, peanutbutter, or low-fat ricotta cheese on a letuce leaf and roll it up.