Kid's Healthy Summer Snacks: Afternoon Delights

      Michael Lanari

      Instant Strawberry Cheesecake

      Cream cheeseStrawberry preservesGraham crackersFresh strawberriesWhisk together 2 tablespoons softened light cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese and 1 teaspoon strawberry or raspberry preserves. Spread the mixture on graham crackers and top with fresh strawberry slices or fresh raspberries.

      Whole-Grain Crackers with Melted Mozzarella and Grape Tomatoes

      Whole grain crackers

      Shredded Mozzarella cheese

      Grape tomatoes-thinly sliced

      Top whole-grain crackers with part-skim mozzarella cheese, place crackers under the broiler and broil until cheese melts. Top with thinly sliced grape or cherry tomatoes (kids prefer grape and cherry tomatoes because they're sweeter than other tomatoes).

      Caramel Corn Rice Cake With Peanut Butter and Banana

      Rice cakes

      Peanut butter

      Banana slices

      Top caramel corn rice cakes with peanut butter and banana slices.