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KID-FRIENDLY SNACKS

Frozen yogurt fun
My kids love these freezer pops after school or after dinner. Greek yogurt punches up the protein power, while the fruit adds a touch of sweetness and a ton of flavour.

Fruit kebabs with chocolate sauce
Here is a fun summer treat for after dinner! Get kids to help create small skewers of fruit to have with the chocolate sauce. Either drizzle the sauce over the fruit, or have small bowls for the kids to dip into, or spoon out some of the sauce on their plates to enjoy without double dipping!

Mango and banana cup
My kids love chopping the banana and mango and measuring out the ingredients for this quick snack. Pressing the blender buttons makes for loud fun noises in the kitchen too!

Fudgy soft cookies
These cookies taste like cakey brownies that have the addition of fibre and a deep chocolaty flavour that kids love. Perfect tucked into a lunch bag or for an addition to an after school snack with milk.

Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
These delicious and fun cupcakes are a great snack. Add a piece of fresh fruit or a glass of milk and all your little ghosts and goblins will enjoy.

Scary O’s
Kids will love creating these apple rings with you. My daughter had as much fun making these Halloween treats as she had decorating holiday cookies.

Edamame and roasted red pepper spread
This versatile and slightly chunky spread can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Serve with whole-wheat pita wedges.

Pear blueberry sauce
Each 125 mL (½ cup) serving counts as one “vegetable and fruit” choice from Canada’s Food Guide. Experiment with different combination of fruits such as apples, plums, peaches and strawberries.

Cinnamon tortilla chips with blackberry yogurt dip
It is very easy for kids to help prepare this simple snack. Involving children can help them feel a sense of accomplishment and may help picky eaters try new foods.

Roasted chickpeas – three ways
This snack is very easy to make and will add fibre, iron and folate to your diet. All you have to do is take the basic ingredients and then add the spice of your choice: will it be savoury pizza, sweet cinnamon or Southwestern spice?

Oatmeal bites trail mix
The mini oatmeal bites combined with the trail mix keeps well in a lunch bag or backpack.  

Easy baked apples
This is a very easy snack or dessert for the kids. Serve it with a dollop of non-fat yogurt or sour cream if you wish. 

Pizza pretzel sticks
This recipe uses baking soda instead of yeast to make the dough rise fast.

Kids green salad
This super easy salad is sure to impress the kids.

Blueberry lemon yogurt popsicles
Packed full of great tasting nutrition, this summer treat is sure to please kids – and parents.

Frozen yogurt almond bars
These yummy frozen yogurt bars have the goodness of cereal and almonds. A really great summertime treat. 

Strawberry mint sun tea
This refreshing summer beverage is also a great family activity. Watch as the sun brews your tea on a hot summer afternoon. This works best on a sunny day that is at least
25°C.

Chocolate covered frozen bananas
A yummy way to eat bananas and please party-goers, too.

Tropical smoothie
This tropical smoothie is so yummy the kids won’t detect the veggies in it!

Cereal-topped apple crisp
Apple crisp is always a family favourite during the winter months. This recipe uses high-fibre cereal to give it a nutritional boost.

Chocolate banana tofu pudding
This pudding is a great way to introduce tofu to your family. Even the pickiest eaters will find it hard to resist.

Nacho bean dip
Kids love to dip and puréed beans are an alternative protein – and they add fibre.

Asian stir-fry
Kids love stir-fries and they are so easy to make. This lower-sodium version is sure to appeal to the entire family.

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