Chicken nuggets or chicken tenders are great finger foods and also top the list of kid favorites. Easy to eat, chicken tenders are good sources of protein. Yet, some chicken nuggets are fried, making them full of fat and calories. One way to make this meal more nutritious is to add veggies.
"Instead of kids having six to seven tenders, give them two or three chicken tenders with vegetables such as stemmed green beans, broccoli or salad," said Krieger. "The more variety, the better."
If you're buying nuggets or making them yourself, white meat chicken is the best choice [source: Zied]. Making your own allows you to bake the nuggets instead of frying them.