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10 Best Snacks for Kids


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Meat Roll-ups
Thinly sliced deli meat with a little cheese is a four-star snack.
Thinly sliced deli meat with a little cheese is a four-star snack.
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Sometimes, it just takes a simple trick to turn a boring meal into a fun one. However, we should mention that this snack involves lunch meats, which may contain nitrates. Nitrates are effective preservatives, but they have been linked to various cancers in animals. Some experts recommend avoiding them altogether and looking for nitrate-free meat in the store. But if you do partake in lunch meats, make sure you and your kids also get generous doses of vitamins C and E [source: Haas].

Now that you know about the dangers of nitrates, time for the snack idea. Instead of the same old sandwiches, try rolling up lunch meat into bite-sized wraps. For extra flavor, spread mustard or tuck cheese slices inside the roll-up.

HINT: Salami with cream cheese is a popular combo.


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