32 Healthy Snacks for Kids
Milk and cookies may be a classic, but these innovative healthy snacks will put a new spin on after-school snack time. Plus, get tips for feeding your picky eater.
Carrots with Peanut Dipping Sauce
Trying to break the peanut butter and jelly habit in the under-12 set is no easy task, but this mellowed peanut-sesame dip just might do the trick. It's equally good with carrots or tossed with cold noodles.
What you need:
- 3 tablespoons of peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- A splash of soy sauce
- A few drops of sesame oil
- Water to smooth
- Carrot sticks
Mix everything but the carrot sticks together with a fork or whisk in a bowl. Add water as needed to thin mixture to a dipping consistency (all-natural peanut butter needs more; everyday brands need less).
Kids can help: Scrape carrots, stir ingredients
Extras: Torn up cilantro, basil, a squeeze of lime juice or sliced green onion tops. Try apple slices instead of carrots
Bonus tip: Store carrot sticks in water to keep them crisp and juicy
Deb Perelman is a freelance writer in New York. She blogs about healthy kids snacks and more at Smitten Kitchen.