Top 20 Snack Foods

* Rice cakes
* Seaweed snack
* Bananas, apples, pears, grapes and other seasonal fruits
* Yogurt
* Homemade popsicles
* Dried fruits (raisins, dried cranberries, cherries or blueberries)
* Freeze dried fruits
* Edamame
* Popcorn
* Homemade cookie batter frozen in balls so it's easy to bake just a few at a time
* Cheese sticks
* Nuts (slivered or chopped for toddlers)
* Whole grain crackers
* Hard boiled eggs
* A handful of whole grain cereal
* Pita chips
* Bagel chips
* Protein bars (homemade or brands such as Lara or Kind bars)
* Fruit leather (homemade or store bought)
* Lollipops (yes, lollipops, preferably without added food dyes. Kids need to be kids once in a while. I buy a huge bag of organic ones at Wholefoods that lasts me a few months. Great for all those dreaded Doctor visits :)

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.