Great Snack Ideas the Whole Family Will Love

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Kids and snacks seem to just go together. How can you get your kids to ditch the cookies and candy and eat healthy snacks instead?
Air Date: 5/21/14
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Lisa Cain, PhD
Lisa Cain, Ph.D., is a mother of two and loves food. An evolutionary biologist by training, she has become obsessed with how food contributes to our overall health.

For example, she is fascinated with the fact that Americans in the 1950's weighed on average MUCH less than they do now. Obviously the root cause of the epidemic is what we eat, and she wants to help people make better decisions about what they eat.

She is a big proponent of food that doesn't have any packaging and wants to help Americans eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Book Title: Snack Girl to the Rescue!: Easy Delicious Food for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guest Twitter Account: @Snack_Girl_
Great Snack Ideas the Whole Family Will Love
Kids and snacks just seem to go together. Unfortunately, the word "snack" is often associated with unhealthy options such as chips, candy or cookies.

Since the 1970s, Americans have added one more snack to their day, adding up to an estimated 400 calories per day just in snacking.

If you're going to snack, or let your kids snack, it's time to replace the junk food with healthier options. You don't have to sacrifice that tasty flavor; the key is to make your snacks with real foods.

Lisa Cain, PhD, joins Andrea and Lisa to share some ideas for healthy snack options that still taste delicious.

For instance, a healthy version of pizza can be made from an English muffin with tomato sauce and cheese, toasted in a toaster oven. Or, instead of an English muffin, try using a Portobello mushroom cap.

Other really simple ideas include the classic apples and peanut butter or celery and peanut butter.

For those with a sweet tooth, you can whip up some no-bake brownie balls made with almonds, dates and cocoa powder. Dates are a great natural way to sweeten foods.

Tune in to learn more of these easy recipes... some of which kids can even make themselves.