When the kids arrive home hungry after a day of school and dinner’s not ready to hit the table just yet, fuel the family with one (or all) of these wholesome snacks. From air-popped popcorn and yogurt bowls to fresh fruit and roasted nuts, there’s sure to be something healthy and filling for every type of eater.
Nuts are packed with healthy fats that will stave off hunger until dinnertime. These gluten-free clusters of almonds, pecans and walnuts are sweetened with brown sugar to create a tasty snack.
Super-simple to make and healthy to eat, these breadless sandwiches make great snacks any time of day. Peanut butter is the good stuff that holds the treats together.
|Ranch-Style Dip with Dippers
This recipe is designed for young chefs to prepare. Moms and Dads: take your kids on a shopping trip to the farmers’ market and let them choose their favorite vegetables to use as the dippers.
|Parmesan and Black Pepper Popcorn
Grated Parmesan, pepper and olive oil deliver maximum flavor to a classic treat, air-popped popcorn.
|Oven-Baked Carrot Fries
Carrots get sweet and tender when they are baked in the oven. Serve these as a vegetable side for dinner, or enjoy as a snack with your favorite dip.
Edamame, or green soybeans steamed in their pods, are a nutrient-dense yet addictive snack. Season them with sea salt flakes and toasted sesame seeds.
|Yogurt Parfaits with Berry Jam & Granola
Make homemade granola on a weekend and serve it sprinkled in yogurt parfaits with jam and fresh fruit all week long. You can tailor the granola recipe to your liking: substitute sunflower seeds or chopped pecans for the almonds and dried cranberries for the cherries.