It can be hard to convince your kids to eat healthy snacks; here are some delicious treats that won't rot their teeth and will have them begging for more!
01 of 05
This healthy popcorn recipe starts with air-popped or stovetop popcorn (I like to make it in my Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper). The popcorn is then tossed with a little butter and nutritional yeast.
Nutritional yeast is not the same thing as active dry yeast. It's full of B vitamins and amino acids - look for it in health food stores. But the best part is it has a cheesy, nutty flavor. So this popcorn tastes almost like cheese popcorn.
02 of 05
This recipe for frozen grapes proves just how much a simple change of temperature can completely alter the texture and flavor of a food. This recipe has just one ingredient -- grapes -- but by freezing them, they taste almost like frozen sorbet. I like using organic red grapes for this healthy snack recipe, but feel free to use green grapes, too. Kids of all ages adore this healthy snack (and so do adults). Just be sure to wait until your kids are over age 3 before serving them grapes -- grapes can be a choking hazard for toddlers.
03 of 05
These peanut butter rice crispy treats make a healthy alternative to traditional rice crispy treats, and the kids love them. Made with peanut butter, crispy rice cereal and brown rice syrup (look for organic puffed rice in the natural foods section of your local supermarket), these all-natural rice crispy treats are as tasty as the originals, but with more fiber and protein and less sugar.
04 of 05
This grilled peaches recipe is an example of combining simple flavors to create something truly extraordinary that both kids and adults will like. Fresh peaches are grilled, then topped with shaved parmesan cheese, toasted walnuts and honey. Even better: This recipe is full of good nutrients. Peaches have vitamin C and fiber, and walnuts have heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The shaved Parmesan cheese adds a salty elegance (and calcium) to this recipe, and a drizzle of honey makes this healthy snack recipe sweet enough to serve for dessert.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
05 of 05
What kid doesn't like soft pretzels? Unfortunately, many of the soft pretzels you buy at malls and fast food places are not terribly healthy. But it's really fairly simple to make soft pretzels at home just by following these easy, step-by-step directions. And when they're homemade, you know exactly what goes into them.
The hardest part about this soft pretzel recipe is twisting the dough. The kids might want to do it with you, but if you don't want to mess with the twisting, just make this recipe as soft pretzel sticks rather than the traditional pretzel shape. They taste just the same!