Snacks for your children.....

United States
June 13, 2007 8:46pm CST
Im looking for some healthy snacks that I can feed my children in the afternoon or before they go to bed. They have een having Ice Cream soooooo much latley and they are getting sick of it! I am also getting sick of making the same thing, looking for new ideas! So....what do you feed your children? Thanks
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
14 Jun 07
Have a bowl of mixed fruit that you buy fresh and cut up yourself in the fridge. I also cut up carrots, cucumber, celery and have radishes, broccoli, califlower all in a bowl in the fride. My daughter will tend to snack on bite-size fruits/veges than junk food anyday. I can't keep bananas, grapes, or berries in the house more than a day with her. lol Went to pick mulberries yesterday and the trees were stripped clean of the ripe ones. Thought the deer were eating them till I caught my daughter in the act picking/eating fast as she could while waiting for the bus in the am.
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
15 Jun 07
My daughter loves fresh fruit- I buy strawberries, watermelon, grapes, and canteloupe almost every week- Yes it gets expensive- I bring it home wash it up, cut it up and throw it in bags- This way when she is hungry or I'm hungry- it's already done- It's easier than grabbing chips- or something unhealthy. I also buy yogurt, cheese sticks, pepperoni/cheese. These are big hits in the house! Also we always have baby carrots, cucumbers, and either cauliflower or brocolli and there is always tons of ranch dressing too- so we do great healthy snacks!
@melanie652 (2525)
• United States
14 Jun 07
My kids always loved grapes. The green ones specifically. Other ideas are apple slices or apple slices with peanut butter, bananas or really any kind of fruit. Popcorn is a fun snack too. Yogurt is another one our kids always liked too. They all had their favorite flavors. We discovered the earlier we taught our kids healthy eating habits, the easier it was to get them to stick with those habits as they got older. We didn't buy alot of junk food, so it wasn't really around for them to eat it.
@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
14 Jun 07
How about trying applesauce cups (unsweetened), Chex Mix, Traditional Dole or Del Monte fruit cups Low-fat or fat-free milk Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars, Oats ‘N Honey Orange juice (100%) Raisins and unsweetened dried fruit :)
@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
14 Jun 07
I have a 5 yr old son at home and several grandchildren around....I feed them fruit or fruit in jello.....or sometimes we have veggies with ranch dressing...or sometimes we have yogurts...there are several new yogurts for the kids now and they really seem to like them... We also eat popcorn a few nights a week......I try to do the healthier snacks, my son enjoys them.... We have experimented with alot of different types of fruits and vegetables....we make the jellos and puddings ourselves....makes it taste better...LOL
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
14 Jun 07
I don't have kids, but I would think if you want some kind of healthy snacks..how about yogurt....they do have the kind with crunchy toppings that you add to the yogurt...grilled cheese sandwiches maybe??? In the afternoon..how about those bite size pizza snacks..even I love those :-)...and there's nothing wrong with a bowl of cereal...with maybe sliced up apples, or add raisins and sliced up apples--this might satisfy their sweet tooth a bit
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
14 Jun 07
well cookies and milk would be good.Maybe popcicles, or you might try the pudding snacks, jello snacks,they all come in little packages at the store., maybe peanut butter and jelly fold over sandwichs kids seem to love that, and they can drink milk or koolaide...The little boxes of raisens are pretty good.There are all sorts of snacks for kids now,its hard for me to think of any right now but if you just change it up it will keep them happy and they won't get bored..Good luck.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
14 Jun 07
Carrot sticks, fruit or cheese.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
14 Jun 07
my daughter eats alot of fruit, dry cereal, frozen bananas, cereal bars, raisins, popcorn
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
14 Jun 07
What about taking some fruit and blending it in a blender and then pouring them in some 3 oz plastic cups and stick a popcycle stick in it. And freeze it....
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
14 Jun 07
My 16 month old loves to have veggies (usually carrots, peas, or green beans) and ranch dressing to dip them in. He also likes them mixed in to cottage cheese. Fruit is usually a big hit, too. Another snack that he likes is just scrambled eggs. Who says you can only eat them for breakfast anyway? :) Sometimes I add cheese or something to them, too. He also just likes to eat little sandwiches. He has peanut butter sometimes, or grilled cheese, or lunch meat every once in a while. Yogurt and popsicles are good when it's really hot, too.
• United States
14 Jun 07
I don't have kiddies yet, but I do love sorbet. Have you heard of it? It tastes just like ice cream, but it's way healthier. It doesn't contain any milk, and it's usually non-fat but it taste sooo good! You would never know it isn't real ice-cream. I Love!
@mamacathie (3929)
• United States
14 Jun 07
Peanut butter with raisins on top is a good one if they like that. Apples dipped in peanut butter is great too. Blackberry or strawberry muffins are healthy too. Hope these helped a little.
@jplumbl (67)
• United States
14 Jun 07
I dont have kids, but I like healthy snacks. Haha, how about carrots? i love raw carrots. or of course apples, oranges or bananas. Also, popsicles are much better for them than ice cream. They are still high in sugar but are an improvement.
@mummymo (23707)
14 Jun 07
Fruit is a brilliant snack and healthy too! My kids love to have things like cold meat or melon or even raisins, any chance yours would like something like that? The other favourite is jelly, they love that and it is easy to digest! xxx
@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
I think instead of ice cream, why not try nutritious food like egg sandwich, hotdogs or cookies with juice. It will help.