Aug 27 2010

Healthy Back to School Snacks

Healthy Back to School Snacks

 

Busy parents are always on the lookout for simple yet healthful ways to feed their kids.  Fortunately, we here at KLOVE understand your concerns which is why we asked celebrity nutritionist, author and chef Christine Avanti for her recommendations.  Below are Christine’s suggestions for healthy back to school snacks.

 

Homemade:

Bake blueberry muffins using organic apple sauce instead of refined white sugar and butter. (http://www.christineavanti.com/Healthy-Recipe-Intro.php)

 

PB&J on mini bagels, whole wheat crackers or rice cakes - made with natural peanut butter and no sugar all natural fruit preserves.

 

Greek yogurt granola parfait made with low sugar or homemade granola.

 

Whole Wheat Bagel dipped into Fruity Cream Cheese -cream cheese mixed with organic fruit spread and fresh fruit.”

 

Honey Almond Popcorn Globes -only 64 calories!! (http://www.christineavanti.com/Healthy-Recipe-Intro.php)

 

Homemade granola

 

Quick grab and go snacks:

apple slices

blueberries

Fruitabu all organic fruit leather  (made by Kashi-no high fructose corn syrup)

string cheese

Baby Bel cheese

Popchips

hummus dip with celery, carrot and cucumbers, zucchini and red bell pepper slices instead of greasy potato chips

organic juice boxes made with real juice instead of juice made from concentrate and high fructose corn syrup


 
Cafeteria:

Hummus with veggies

Sliced fresh fruit

Yogurt fruit parfait

 

Listen to Christine discuss healthy after school snacks: part 1 & part 2

Comments (3) -

8/20/2010 4:53:35 PM
Claire United States
Claire
Looks good-sounds good! I have been listening to KLOVE for 5 years!
8/20/2010 9:53:44 PM
Dana United States
Dana
I'll use these for sure. I've been having fun with this site http://www.c4vct.com/kym/bento/ and have even made the kids bento boxes. The love having their cloth covered box and chopsticks even at home.
8/30/2010 4:23:36 AM
Margarita United States
Margarita
yum.... A great bowl of fruit is the best snak you can het. But at Cotsco, they have Chicken Sandwiches and Hambugers, they take 60 seconds in the microwave, store in freezer or fridge. The best part is that they have over 20 grams of protein per sandwich/burger!
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