11 Nutritious, Kid-Friendly Finger Foods Slideshow
1. Cranberry Strawberry Breakfast Bars
Try these very berry breakfast bars from Christie Korth. They're great for breakfast on the go or a quick snack in between meals. Korth is a nutrition expert for Dr. Oz's Sharecare.com.
2. Baked Chicken Nuggets
Heather Steele, who is the Guilty Mama, says that these chicken nuggets are so good, your kids will think they came from a drive-thru. But the beauty is, these will actually contain all chicken.
3. Mango Tango Tortillas
4. Frozen Grape and Banana Skewers
The one and only Ellie Krieger, host of the popular show Healthy Appetite on Food Network and the Cooking Channel, offers up these tasty frozen treats that are just as fun to make as they are to eat. Plus, they're a good source of fiber, vitamin B6, copper, manganese, and potassium, and an excellent source of vitamin C.
5. Meatballs on a Stick
6. Sweet Potato Crisps
Vandana Sheth, registered dietitian and representative for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, suggests making these sweet potato crisps as a healthy and fiber-filled snack for kids (and adults, too). We'll bet you won't be able to eat just one.
7. Grape and Ricotta Pita Pizzas
Ellie Krieger gets creative with these "pizzas" made from whole-wheat pita rounds. This recipe is great for getting kids involved in the kitchen; they can help pick the grapes and put the toppings on. Plus, these "pizzas" are just 200 calories each and are a good source of protein and phosphorus as well as an excellent source of vitamin K, manganese, and selenium.
8. Oven-Baked Steak Fingers
Here's something for those craving something a little bit on the heartier side. These crunchy snacks are sure to hit the spot.
9. Sweet Potato Tater Tots
Here's a healthy alternative to the popular frozen snack food. Have the kids get involved with shaping the tots for a fun family activity.
10. Grape, Cheddar, and Jicama Skewers
These fun-to-eat snacks are a good source of fiber and vitamin A, and an excellent source of protein, vitamin C, and calcium. A little cilantro-lime dipping sauce jazzes things up.