Let's Create a Healthy Snacks List

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  1. sophie1

    sophie1 Comrade

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    I want my students to bring in healthy snacks daily that are not too expensive or hard to prepare. So I CHALLENGE you to come up with as many ideas by the end of today!! Let's get a list we can all use!

    I'm not getting too technical here- simply no cookies, brownies, cupcakes etc.


    I'll start:
    bananas
    apples
    grapes
    pretzels
    granola bars
    graham crackers

    I look forward to your additions and I'll add some later tonight, have fun! :thumb:
     
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  3. MrsC

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    baby carrots
    celery sticks
    cucumber slices
    snap peas
    cheese and whole wheat crackers
    applesauce
    pita and hummus
     
  4. Eneli

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    How about...

    Baby Carrot Sticks
    Celery Sticks
    String Cheese
    Nuts (Watch for allergies!)
     
  5. TeachinHicks

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    strawberries
    blueberries
    grapes
    raw green beans
     
  6. Missy99

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    Edamame
    Dried fruit
    Animal crackers (the ones I get from Mexico are practically non-fat and low in sugar)
     
  7. Groovy

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    A fun one for us is cheese cubes (or a mozzarella stick cut into 8 pieces) and pretzel sticks. The fun part is stabbing the cheese cubes with the stick and then eating them.

    We also like Satsumas when they're in season, because they're easy to peel with your hands, and are virtually seedless.

    *Real* fruit juice.

    We're ok with sugar in moderation. Aspartame has been linked to neurological issues, HFCS is recently reported to impair memory, Splenda I just don't trust. I figure if God made it (fruit) it's ok to eat it.

    Best to you.
     
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    I recently rediscovered my love for celery sticks with peanut butter. Delicious :) You can also make your own peanut butter crackers by putting PB between two saltine crackers.

    I also like the little fruit cups with mandarin oranges. Perfect snack size.

    Goldfish.

    Wheat thins/triscuits.

    Graham crackers (DH says with PB...I say plain, haha).

    I knew a girl who used to bring cherry tomatoes for snack.

    Popcorn (just not saturated with butter!)

    Those fruit leather snacks...forget what they're called. They're like fruit roll ups, but with more actual fruit and less sugar.

    Dry cereals (cherrios, wheaties)

    Baked tortilla chips (or other baked chips).

    Trail mix.

    Found huge lists here: http://www.johnstalkerinstitute.org/vending project/chips.htm
     
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    fat free/sugar free pudding cups
     
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    fruit cups
     
  11. Ms.Jasztal

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    Kids LOVE string cheese, I agree!

    Yogurt and JELLO are also fine, in my opinion.
     
  12. sophie1

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    Wow! Great ideas. I'll think of some more tomorrow...
     
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    Peeled orange wedges/mandarin oranges
    cherries
    bell pepper slices
    brocoli and dip
     
  14. sophie1

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    (only semi healthy- but acceptable)
    Chex mix
    fruit snack packs... trying to think of premade inexpensive snacks too, that's hard!
     
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    I can't believe I forgot raisins :)
     
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    am i being harsh with my "nothing that requires a spoon" rule?
     
  17. SwOcean Gal

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    Star fruit
    peas- like the ones you put in salad.
    Cottage cheese- fat free
    dried cranberries
    chow mien noodles?
    pumpkin seeds
    almonds
     
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    I don't think so... why do you not want the kids to use a spoon? I'd be okay IF they provided their own spoon.
     
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    The best healthy snacks are ones that include healthy nutrient dense foods. There are so many quick and healthy snacks to choose from. You just need to make the decision to make smart snack choices.
    Below is a list of the top 25 best snacks to choose to keep the weight off and your body running optimally.

    • Best Snacks - Nonfat Cottage Cheese
    • Best Snacks - Air Popped Popcorn
    • Best Snacks - Frozen Grapes
    • Best Snacks - Protein Bars
    • Best Snacks - Orange Slices
    • Best Snacks - Hard Boiled Eggs
    • Best Snacks - Sugar Free Jello
    • Best Snacks - Broccoli Florets
    • Best Snacks - Sliced Chicken Breast
    • Best Snacks - Green Salad
    • Best Snacks - Cherry Tomatoes
    • Best Snacks - Hummus
    • Best Snacks - Nonfat Yogurt
    • Best Snacks - Peanut Butter
    • Best Snacks - Frozen Mangos
    • Best Snacks - Frozen Yogurt
    • Best Snacks - Fruit Smoothies
    • Best Snacks - Walnuts
    • Best Snacks - Sunflower Seeds
    • Best Snacks - Soy Chips
    • Best Snacks - Bean Salad
    • Best Snacks - Tuna
    • Best Snacks - Sliced Apples
    • Best Snacks - Pickles
    • Best Snacks - Olives
    :cool:
     
  21. sophie1

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    Love, love, love your list and I'm printing it for me! :thumb:

    Unfortunately I have already constructed a list that works for my classroom and uses a lot of the information from other posts.

    If anyone wants my word doc that I made for parents- send me a pm w/email. I printed my list on colored paper and it looks nice!
     
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    Fruit and yogurt smoothie. yummm.

    Cheerios mix.
     
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    raisins
    1/2 a sandwich
    I've had some bring boiled eggs and deviled eggs
    muffins
    some have brought raw vegies & dip
    seasonal fruits with dip or cheese
    Easy to make with your class: (I send a note home that a sign up sheet will be posted for ingre. needed that way it's not too expensive for anyone)
    cheese toast or cinnamon toast in class
    english muffin pizzas -remember it's a snack, not a meal so you don't have to make but 1 per child
    friendship salad- could assign each child a fruit to bring, then put salad together in class
     
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    That is so cute! I love that idea!
     
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    I don't do snacks that require silverware either, for me it's the cleanup matter. We do a working snack and if you have a spoon then it needs to be washed and put it away-but oh-I'm hot lunch today so I'll just shove it in my desk :p Uggh...no, there are plenty of other snack choices out there.

    Oh-and I don't provide refridgeration/microwave access either.

    Popular in my class last year:

    baggie of pre-popped popcorn
    carrot sticks
    apple slices (like the kind from McDonalds)
    cereal
    pepperoni slices
    cheese cubes
     

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