Life Times Newsletter

Spring 2010
Vol. 12, No. 2


 

 

281 7772400 10058400 259 261 257 276 262 279 1 0`````````````````````` 5 1 0 285 282 1 False 0 0 0 0 -1 304800 243 True 128 77 255 3175 3175 70 True True True True True 278 134217728 1 2 -9999996.000000 -9999996.000000 8 Empty 6684672 13408614 14732492 13421772 8388736 8388608 16777215 45 Sapphire 22860000 22860000 (`@````````` 266 263 5 110185200 110185200

NUTRITION & HEALTH

Ideas for healthy snacks


Planned snacks promote good health and add pleasure to life. Healthy snacks are more likely to be eaten by children, teens, or adults if no preparation is required when the munchies

strike. Children and teens can help prepare snacks to enjoy later.

 Stock up with healthy choices. (Ideas: individual yogurts, canned fruit, string cheese, applesauce, tuna packed in water, low-fat milk, raisins,  100% juice boxes, water.)

 Wash, individually bag, and refrigerate healthy foods for easy access.  (Ideas: baby carrots, broccoli and dip, whole-grain crackers and peanut butter, cheese cubes and apple slices, grapes, strawberries, melon cubes, grape tomatoes, ham or turkey slices wrapped around a breadstick.)

 Stock your pantry well. (Ideas: baked tortilla chips and bean dip, pretzels, low-fat microwave popcorn, whole-grain bagels and crackers.)

 Teach family members to prepare easy fruit shakes.  In a blender, place 1 cup skim milk, banana, tsp vanilla, and a dash of cinnamon. Blend until smooth. Or use frozen fruit. For example, blend together 1 cup fresh frozen strawberries, 1 cup skim milk, and 1 cup strawberry sherbet. Enjoy!


Contact:
Mary Schroepfer, MED, Nutrition & Health Education Specialist, SchroepferM@missouri.edu

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


Return to the Life Times Newsletter main page

University of Missouri Extension Editor: Roxanne T. Miller
MillerRT@missouri.edu