Great Snack Ideas the Whole Family Will Love

  • Topic Info:Kids and snacks just seem to go together. Unfortunately, the word "snack" is often associated with unhealthy options such as chips, candy or cookies.

    Since the 1970s, Americans have added one more snack to their day, adding up to an estimated 400 calories per day just in snacking.

    If you're going to snack, or let your kids snack, it's time to replace the junk food with healthier options. You don't have to sacrifice that tasty flavor; the key is to make your snacks with real foods.

    Lisa Cain, PhD, joins Andrea and Lisa to share some ideas for healthy snack options that still taste delicious.

    For instance, a healthy version of pizza can be made from an English muffin with tomato sauce and cheese, toasted in a toaster oven. Or, instead of an English muffin, try using a Portobello mushroom cap.

    Other really simple ideas include the classic apples and peanut butter or celery and peanut butter.

    For those with a sweet tooth, you can whip up some no-bake brownie balls made with almonds, dates and cocoa powder. Dates are a great natural way to sweeten foods.

    Tune in to learn more of these easy recipes... some of which kids can even make themselves.
  • Book Title: Snack Girl to the Rescue!: Easy Delicious Food for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH