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Healthy Snacks: Tasty Ideas for Kids

Healthy snacks are an important part of a kid's diet. Credit: Getty Images
As any plastic baggie-toting parent knows, healthy snacks are an important part of a child's diet.
Not only do snacks ensure that kids have enough energy to ...
Swap out sugar-laden snacks for healthier treats.

Fruit Roll-Ups Sued Over Health Claims

Where's the fruit? Credit: *Micky, Flickr
Watch out, y'all -- the grocery store is a mighty dangerous place these days. First, those naughty folks at Kellogg claimed they could keep the common cold away with a little snap, crackle and pop,...

French Toast Fingers Recipe: A Healthy Breakfast Kids Love

French toast is always a big breakfast hit. Slice it into fingers and you have a handy finger food that is sure to grab kids' attention. Here is a traditional french toast recipe with a kick - a calcium filled centre of fruity goodness. The best...

Healthy Vegetarian Quesadilla Recipe

Melted cheese on a crispy tortilla. Whether you dip it in salsa or throw on sour cream, quesadillas are the easy to make snack and comfort food many families cannot go without. But if your worried about packing on the pounds when devouring your favou...

Butterfly Bites Make a Great Spring-Themed Snack

With spring just around the corner, why not treat your kids to a fun, spring-themed snack that's healthy, too? Typical snacks for kids these days usually fall into the not-so-healthy "junk food and baked goods" category -- think muffins, cupcakes, cr...

Snacking Shocker: Kids Prefer Cheetos to Carrots

When a snack attack strikes, are kids opting for junk food? Credit: Paul J. Richards, AFP/Getty Images
Apples, carrot sticks or raisins? Puh-leeze. When it comes to snack time, more kids are reaching for salty chips, candy and junk food than e...

Snack Time? Try This Crunchy, Low-Fat Pita Chip Recipe

As far as snack food goes, potato chips have been a longtime hit with many kids (and adults, of course). Whether you're looking for an afternoon crunch or evening munch, chips usually seem like a great idea. But what often comes with a bag of chips i...

Add Lentils to Your Family's Diet for a Quick Fibre Boost

There's a whole lot to love about lentils. These small, lens-like seeds are often referred to as a type of pulse or dal. They're packed full of protein and fibre, and are a great source of plant protein for many diets. Ancient Greeks included lentils...

How Many Treats Can I Let My Kids Eat?

Dear Karla, Now that we are in the midst of the holiday season, it seems we are confronted with candy canes, chocolates and baked goods at every house we visit and and every event we attend. My kids love the Christmas season and all the treats that c...

Healthy after-school snack ideas just in time for back-to-school

School's a busy place these days. It's a long stretch between lunch and the day's last bell. School kids are hungry when they get home, and they need a snack to give them energy for extra-curricular activities, homework, and chores. If chips and cook...

DailyDish: Pack a picnic lunch

Taking a road trip? Your crew is bound to get hungry. Save money and time by planning ahead....

Fruit is the number one snack for kids under 6

Hey moms and dads -- give yourself a pat on the back. The NPD group recently found that fruit is now the number one snack food for kids under the age of 6, bumping cookies -- a longtime favorite -- out of their number one slot. They also found tha...

Slice bananas zippy quick

When I bought an apple slicer a few years ago, I had no idea how a simple gadget that could core and wedge with one downward motion would change the fruit eating habits of my kids, but it has turned us all into apple connoisseurs. (Our favorites: Hon...

Snacks for bad cooks -- sweet potato fries

Since switching to a vegetarian diet just prior to the New Year, I've had some successes and many failures in introducing new cuisine to my hungry toddler. Nolan's always had a voracious appetite, but he is very sure in his preferences. Nolan's fa...

Healthy foods with fun trivia make for good lunch treats

I am always on the search for healthy foods to put in my kids' lunches. Although there is an ongoing struggle over what the kids and I deem as healthy, we can always agree on cheese. Sliced cheese with crackers, string cheese, or the all time favorit...

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