Healthy Snacks

In reading my new Parents magazine last night, I spotted an article on smart snacks for kids. While Claire doesn't complain, sometimes I wonder if she ever tires of the goldfish crackers-in-a-cup that I present to her every day, mid-afternoon. So I checked the article out, and to be honest, the snacks actually look pretty tasty! Even if Claire isn't into them, I might have to try them for myself!
Here are a few of the recipes:

Confetti Yogurt Pops
Stir together 2 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt and 1 cup assorted chopped berries. Spoon into 4-oz. ice-pop molds; cover with foil. Use a sharp knife to cut a small hole in foil and insert the cut side of a halved pretzel rod. Freeze until firm and remove foil and mold when ready to serve. Store for up to a month. Makes 6.

Nutrition Per Pop (if you care):
99 calories; 1 g fat


Strawberry PB Crepes
Spread a 9" store-bought crepe with 2 Tbs. peanut butter and top with 1/4 cup chopped strawberries. Roll up crepe, trim off ends, and cut log into 1" slices. Serves 2.

Nutrition Per Serving:
125 calories; 9g fat


No-Bake Peach Crisp
Drain two 4-oz. containers of diced peaches packed in light syrup. Stir 1/8 tsp. cinnamon into peaches and divide between two serving dishes. Sprinkle with 2 Tbs. crushed low-fat granola and top with 2 Tbs. low-fat vanilla yogurt. Sift more spice over yogurt. Serves 2.

Nutrition Per Serving:
101 calories; 1g fat


Tasty, enjoy!

I just signed up for a class through our community ed that's all about what to feed your toddler. The class description reads:
Feeding toddlers can be challenging! They are often picky eaters, hesitant to try new things, and seem to think that the major food groups are chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese and apple juice.
Yup, that's about right. So here's to hoping that I come out of that class with some more really tasty, creative and healthy ideas!