Popsicles! Freeze 100 % juice to make popsicles.
Fruit Sandwiches. Use slices of apples or pears and low-fat cheese.
Peanut Butter & …Whatever! Serve fresh fruit with a dab of peanut butter.
Fruit & Yogurt. Fresh fruit dipped in your kid’s favorite low-fat yogurt.
Smoothies. Kids won’t pass up tasty fruit smoothies.
Fruit Cups. Canned fruit or single-serve fruit cups.
Applesauce Dip. Fresh fruit dipped in applesauce.
Dried Fruits. Pack up dried fruits such as raisins, blueberries, apricots and apple slices for great on-the-go snacks.
Fun Fruit Salad. Serve fresh fruit that can be dipped in salad dressings such as poppy seed or balsamic vinegar.
Fruit Chunks. Frozen fruit chunks such as grapes, banana slices, blueberries or watermelon are perfect when you’re in a rush.
Americans are becoming more health conscious when it comes to their kids’ snacks. According to survey results recently released by the market research firm NPD Group, and discussed in the June 11, 2008 issue of USA Today, the popularity of serving cookies as a children’s snack is on the decline. Fruit is now the number one snack item parents give to children under the age of six, leading researchers to believe that parents are taking childhood nutrition more seriously.
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