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10 Best Snacks for Kids


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Mini-pizzas
Kids go crazy for pizza, but save the real stuff for a treat.
Kids go crazy for pizza, but save the real stuff for a treat.
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What kid doesn't love pizza? For a quick, healthy snack at home, toast up an English muffin (the whole-wheat variety is best), and add some tomato sauce and low-fat mozzarella cheese. You can make your own simple tomato sauce using tomato paste and seasonings, such as oregano and garlic.

Whipping up mini-pizzas can be a fun activity for kids, too. Allow them to choose and arrange their own toppings on their individual muffins. Give them choices of veggies, such as bell peppers or mushrooms. You can also offer the classic pepperoni. However, be warned: Some people are concerned about the amount of unhealthy nitrates you'll find in pepperoni -- we'll learn more about this next.


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