32 Healthy Kids Snacks
Milk and cookies may be a classic, but these innovative after school snacks will put a new spin on snack time. Plus, get tips for feeding your picky eater
I have yet to meet a kid who didn't like cheesecake, and I have yet to meet a parent who wasn't terrified of having one at arm's reach. This snack is the perfect way for everyone to have the taste they want without the fat and calories of a whole slice.
- 3 ounces of cream cheese, softened for 10 seconds in the microwave
- 3 tablespoons strawberry jam
- A few sheets of graham crackers, broken into squares or rectangles
Mix the softened cream cheese with the jam. Spread a little of the mixture on top of each graham cracker. Either eat right away, or chill for 30 minutes. The grahams will soften and become more like a cheesecake crust, and the topping will firm up.
Kids can help: Break up grahams, stir cream cheese and jam
Extras: Use different flavors of jam, top with a slice of fresh strawberry
Deb Perelman is a freelance writer in New York. She blogs about healthy kids snacks and more at Smitten Kitchen.