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Dip into Healthy Eating

Are your kids getting bored with lunch? Let them take a dip with some healthy foods that are also fun to eat.

The American Heart Association suggests:

  • Sliced pears or apples dipped in plain, low-fat yogurt or some peanut butter.

Apples and peanut butter yogurt dip

Apples with Greek Yogurt and Peanut Butter Dip from Wholesome Mommy

  • Sweet pepper slices, celery or carrots dipped in fresh salsa, hummus or a homemade bean dip.

Peppers and Hummus

Peppers and Hummus from Veggie Quest

  • Sliced, grilled tofu or low-sodium, whole-grain crackers dipped in homemade soup.

Soup and crackers lunch

Soup and crackers from Simple Bites

25 Days of Snacks – Day 19 – Ornaments

OrnamentsThis is the perfect snack for your kids to help with, give them the veggie decorations and let their imaginations run wild.

In the picture, there is a cracker base (use your favorite round cracker), a cream cheese spread (use low-fat to keep it healthy) and various veggie decorations including celery toppers, bell pepper cutouts, and pea and carrot cutouts.  On these little guys, anything goes!

25 Days of Snacks – Day 7 – Veggie Wreath

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For more snacks like this, visit www.creativekidsnacks.com

This snack can be made with any green veggie or fruit.  Place it on a bed of snow (cottage cheese) for a complete snack or meal.

 

Kids in the Kitchen – Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to have your kids cook along side you!  While you’re busy making Thanksgiving dinner, task them with one of these kid friendly recipes:

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Carrot and Pumpkin Turkey Snack  When kids are involved in making a dish, they’re more likely to taste (and like) it. They’ll have fun assembling this fun-to-eat dish, and they can nibble on it while the turkey is cooking. (It won’t spoil dinner, we promise!)

 

 

 

 

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Kids’ DIY Turkey Muffins – This is just as healthy and yummy as any pumpkin muffin—it’s just way more fun to make and eat!

 

 

Thanksgiving Apples Final

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Apples and Dip – This is a fun simple, and light appetizer to start off your Thanksgiving feasting.  Easy to prepare, can be done in advance, and fun for the kids.

 

 

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Turkey Pancakes – A simple Thanksgiving breakfast, that the kids will love. Use cookie cutters to make shapes and fruit to decorate.

 

 

 

 

 

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Turkey Fruit Platter – This fruit platter can be a healthy Thanksgiving snack for the kids or an alternative dessert with chocolate fondue.

 

 

 

 

Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving themed recipe for kids?  Share it with us, healthykidstoday@wphf.org

Polka Dot Peas and Carrot Ribbons

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