Dear Amy: I am trying to make healthier food choices but I am always on the go. Where can I find kid-friendly recipes that are quick to make at home? — Andrea T., New Orleans
Dear Andrea: Making healthy food choices is a terrific idea. Most kids are on the go with after-school activities and events. When I have limited time, some of my favorite snacks are fruit smoothies, carrots and hummus, celery and peanut butter, and grapes or apple slices with cheese. Do you like to cook? If I have a busy day ahead, I think it’s fun to make simple recipes at home the night before so my snacks are ready to go the next day.
Fortunately, there are several places online that can help you get started. Spatulatta, spatulatta.com, is a terrific place to learn to make healthy snacks. Just click on Recipe Box to get started, then choose options such as Sandwiches or Appetizers+Snacks. There are more than 350 videos demonstrating how to make each delicious recipe.
Another site I enjoy is Kids a Cookin’, www.kidsacookin.ksu.edu. You will find tons of ideas for healthy snacks and meals you can easily make yourself or with a parent.
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