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Corrie - posted on 07/29/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I am looking for some interesting, tastey HEALTHY recipes for my kids, especially snacks. I don't want to say I don't belive in giving kids sugar but I'd like to cut the sugar intake down for my kids because they just get to hyper!!!! And they get bored with the same old same old that I give them!!!!

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Rebekah - posted on 06/02/2011

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Ham Rolls

Crackers, Cheese, Pickles

Fruit Salad with Heavenly Cream (take whipping cream, orange juice, and honey - mix together and pour over the fruit)

Make a duck out of pear, cheese, and lettuce - lay down a piece of lettuce on a plate, cut up half of a pear into slices, but keeping it's shape put that on top of the lettuce. Then cut triangle shapes from cheese and make a bill and web feet for the duck. - Great teaching tool!

Carrot & Potato Latkes

Veggie Quesadillas - cut up onion, bell peppers, mushrooms, saute, then add to a flour tortilla cover in cheese, fold up and fry in extra virgin olive oil for a few minutes.

Granola Bars - great homemade recipes out there!

Homemade Animal Crackers - I even add carrots, sweet potato, and other veggies/fruits to mine.

Cheryl - posted on 09/11/2010

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Hummus and ww pita bread is a great snack. They make many flavors and you could also use as a dip for celery and carrots. My kids love yogurt. We buy plain nonfat and sweeten it with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of granola. Fruit mixed inside is yummy as well! Yogurt is also a fun dip for sliced apples. Quesadillas with beans/and or chicken is always popular. Use ww tortillas for extra nutrition. Smoothies are treats--well, at least my kids think they are. You can add all fresh or frozen fruit and even sneek some veggies in too. I add protein powder,plain yogurt and sometimes ground flax seed and wheat germ. I also made my own granola bars that were delicious. I found a recipe on Food Network.com. I was able to cut the processed sugar to a level I was comfortable with.You can also feel good knowing exactly what is going into them! Edamame (soybeans) are fun and healthy too. You can buy them in the frozen section everywhere. My kids love to open the pods themselves. It keeps them occupied! Good luck!

Florencia - posted on 01/17/2010

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You can take take healthy snacks and cut different shapes and what not out of them and have your kids maybe make something like a train and railroad tracks out of maybe veggies or fruit and a healthy dip. Getting them involved, when they feel like they've helped or it looks good or interesting and tasty sometimes makes them want to eat whatever it is.

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