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10 Most Unhealthy "Health" Foods for Kids

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We all want to give our kids the healthiest food available and make sure they have a balanced, nutritious diet. And, with so many supposedly “healthy” kids foods available in stores, good nutrition seems like a breeze. But buyer beware: many products that are marketed as healthy are actually packed with tons of sugar, sodium, artificial dyes, and other additives that are far from nutritious. We’ve rounded up the 10 unhealthiest “health” foods to avoid so you can ensure that your kiddos really are getting the best, most nutritious foods available.

 

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10 Most Unhealthy

Granola Bars

Granola bars seem like a healthier alternative to cookies or candy bars, and while they do have some advantages, they can also have significantly more calories. With lots of added sugar and salt, some brands have ingredients that really don't make them distinguishable from other sweets — a candy bar is still a candy bar even if you throw in some rolled oats and nuts. For a healthier option, consider making your own granola bars with fruit and honey at home.
Make healthier granola bars at home

 

 

Plus, check out 20 beloved kids snacks that we’ve made healthier!

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Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell write the blog Brooklyn Supper, dedicated to seasonal ingredients and wholesome home cooking. Read bio and latest posts → Read Elizabeth's latest posts →

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