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Food Pyramid offers numerous after-school snack ideas for your children
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Log on to www.mypyramid.gov for more info on the food pyramid.
Try to incorporate whole grains, fruits, vegetables or beans into your kids’ snack-eating plan.
Peanut butter, whole-grain crackers, vegetables and fruits are some options. Other simple foods include cheese spread or slices, small bagels, pita bread and nonsugar-coated, ready-to-eat cereals.
Keep these on hand for quick assembly of after-school snacks.
Snack ideas from MyPyramid to eat at home or on the go:
•Grains: Grain foods are the foundation for healthful eating. They supply carbohydrates, some B-vitamins, iron and fiber. Options include cracker stacks - wheat crackers topped with low-fat cheese slices; ready-to-eat cereals; flavored mini rice cakes or popcorn cakes; breads, especially whole-wheat, multi-grain or rye; ginger snaps or fig bars; popcorn; trail mix (ready-to-eat cereals mixed with raisins or other dried fruit); and graham crackers.
•Vegetables: Veggies supply beta-carotene, folate, vitamin C, carbohydrates, fiber and water. Choices include vegetable sticks such as carrot, celery, green pepper, cucumber or squash; celery stuffed with peanut butter; cherry tomatoes cut in small pieces; and steamed broccoli, green beans or sugar peas with low-fat dip.
•Fruits: Fruits provide beta-carotene, folate, vitamin C, carbohydrates, fiber and water. Snacks include apple ring sandwiches (peanut butter on apple rings), orange or tangerine sections, chunks of banana or pineapple, canned fruits packed in juice and a juice box of 100 percent juice.
•Milk: Milk is a rich source of calcium for strong bones and teeth. Possibilities include milk shakes made with fruit and milk, cheese slices with thin apple wedges, and string cheese or individually wrapped slices.
•Meat and Beans: Snack choices include hard-cooked eggs, peanut butter spread thin on crackers and bean dip spread thin on crackers.
For related nutrition topics, click on the Food and Health link on the LSU AgCenter homepage at www.lsuagcenter.com. For local information and educational programs, contact an extension agent in your parish.
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