Food for Kids
Healthy snacks, spaghetti ideas, kid-friendly recipes, and more.
Healthy Packaged Snacks for Kids
Yes, they exist. Here’s what the experts love: Each has a good dose of protein or fiber and 200 calories or less.
5 Kid-Friendly Healthy Yogurt Options
Try these road-tested picks—all free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners—approved by a dietician and a panel of very picky grade-school gourmands.
Stock your pantry and fridge with nutritious, kid-approved snacks you can feel good about serving.
- String cheese. Not only is string cheese fun for kids to peel apart, it’s also a delicious portable snack that provides a healthy dose of calcium.
- Peanut butter. Choose all-natural peanut butter made with just nuts and salt; it provides plenty of protein and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. Spread it on whole-wheat crackers or bread,
apple slices, or celery sticks for a complete snack. If peanut allergies are a problem, stock up on all-natural almond or cashew butter instead.
Related: The Best Natural Peanut Butter
- Yogurt. With countless varieties and flavors available, there are plenty of choices for this calcium-rich food. For a real treat (and extra nutrients!), blend yogurt with fresh or frozen fruit to make a kid-pleasing smoothie.