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12 Healthy Snacks that Hold the Sugar But Keep It Sweet


  • Fruit and Oat Granola Bars 1 of 12
    Fruit and Oat Granola Bars
    This nut-free treat is a double-hitter — it works for breakfast or as a snack. The seeds pack the same nutritional punch as nuts and taste just as yummy.
    Make Fruit and Oat Granola Bars »
  • Mango-Lime Fruit Leather 2 of 12
    Mango-Lime Fruit Leather
    Mango-lime fruit leathers are a great alternative to packaged “fruit snacks” for a kid with a sweet tooth. Plus, you can make them with almost any fruit. Make Mango-Lime Fruit Leather »
  • Yin and Yang Black-Bottomed Banana Bread 3 of 12
    Yin and Yang Black-Bottomed Banana Bread
    If your kids are hungry for a sweet snack, this black-bottomed banana bread balances sugar with a good dose of potassium. It also makes for a tasty breakfast.
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  • Vegetable and Nut Bread 4 of 12
    Vegetable and Nut Bread
    Get your kids to eat something nutritious after school with this zucchini bread — just tell them it’s cake and no questions will be asked.
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  • Zucchini Bites 5 of 12
    Zucchini Bites
    These bite-sized morsels are great for pre-dinner munching. The cheesy onion topping is substantial enough to keep kids from feeling hungry, but the portions are small enough to keep them from getting too full.
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  • Anni’s Famous Guacamole with Warm Parmesan Chips 6 of 12
    Anni's Famous Guacamole with Warm Parmesan Chips
    Chips and dip is a classic, though usually unhealthy, snack. Avocado and homemade wheat germ chips make it heart-healthy for growing bodies.
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  • Roasted Beet Hummus 7 of 12
    Roasted Beet Hummus
    What kid wouldn’t want to eat hot pink dip? The protein and fiber are just hidden health benefits.
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  • Apple Slices with Nutella 8 of 12
    Apple Slices with Nutella
    Slice, dip, roll, and voila! You’ve got a simple way to get your kids chomping down on some fruit.
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  • GORP 9 of 12
    GORP
    This classic combo of dried fruit, nuts and chocolate will give your kid a second wind after a long day…maybe just enough to get his homework done before dinner.
    Make GORP »
  • Kale Chips 10 of 12
    Kale Chips
    They may not sound like the most exciting food in the fridge, but trust us, these uber-healthy kale chips are as tasty as potato chips.
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  • Sweet Potato Chips 11 of 12
    Sweet Potato Chips
    If your kid can’t commit to after-school bites as green as kale chips, that’s okay. These baked sweet potato chips look more like packaged ones but don’t have all the grease.
    Make Sweet Potato Chips »
  • Flax Seed Popcorn 12 of 12
    Flax Seed Popcorn
    This classic movie theater snack is great for after-school munching too. With flax seed oil as seasoning, this popcorn will add a pop of nutrition to your kid’s snacking.
    Make Flax Seed Popcorn »

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