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Stock the Fridge and Pantry for Healthy After-School Snacks


Kids are hungry after school, and everyone is busy after school! Make it easy for children to select healthy snacks by keeping some of these items on hand. Note: Each item, in the amount shown, is 100 calories or less.   

Fruits

1 small banana
1 medium apple
¼ cup raisins
1 cup whole strawberries
½ cup canned fruit cocktail in juice (not syrup)

Vegetables

1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
12 baby carrots
1 cup low-sodium vegetable juice

Breads, Cereals, Rice, and Pasta

2 graham-cracker squares
3 cups air-popped popcorn
½ whole-wheat English muffin with jelly
4 whole-wheat crackers

Fat-free or Low-fat Dairy Items

1 cup fat-free milk
½ cup fat-free pudding
½ cup fat-free frozen yogurt
1 ounce low-fat cheddar cheese

Other Snacks

1 large hardboiled egg
8 baked tortilla chips with salsa
10 almonds
1 ounce low-fat cheddar cheese

Source: National Institutes of Health


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