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10 Best Snacks for Kids


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Smoothies
Serve smoothies in parfait glasses for added appeal.
Serve smoothies in parfait glasses for added appeal.
Jonathan Kirn

Even the pickiest kids can't resist fruit smoothies, which are naturally sweet and can be an excellent way to sneak nutrition into their diet. Beware of store-bought smoothies, however, which are usually full of added sugar. These end up carrying as many calories as a full meal (for a toddler). You might as well be giving them a milkshake [source: Bohn].

If you make the smoothies at home with fresh fruit such as bananas and strawberries, plain yogurt and low-fat milk, it'll be a healthy source of calcium and protein.

HINT: If your child isn't getting enough fiber or protein in his or her diet, add powder supplements to the smoothie.


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