10 Best Snacks for Kids


Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is full of healthy fats.
Peanut butter is full of healthy fats.
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Although high in fat, peanut butter is packed with fiber and protein. If your child has peanut allergies, you'll have to steer clear of this snack choice. Such allergies have become increasingly prevalent in recent years, so it's important to watch for evidence such as rashes around the mouth and face. But sometimes, more severe reactions occur, such as difficulty breathing, which require immediate medical attention [source: PBS].

If allergies aren't a concern, kids love peanut butter spread on graham crackers or paired with different flavors of jelly for a classic PBJ. Try smearing peanut butter on a celery stalk and topping it with raisins to create a treat with flair -- ants on a log.

HINT: Opt for natural peanut butter to avoid trans fats and added sugar.