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.

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