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If you have children then you understand the struggle to prepare healthy snacks for them, especially if you don’t want to end up with hyperactive kids.

Here are five healthy snack ideas for kids that are easy to prepare, and the kids love them!

A veggie tray: While you’re making up the school lunches, make up a veggie tray with assorted veggies (baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, and cauliflower work really will) dip and cubed cheese. Wrap it up and put it in the fridge until the kids get home from school.

Ants on a log: A tried and trusted favorite is celery sticks with peanut butter, and raisins on top. You can easily make these up after the kids come home from school, and then watch them disappear!

Apples and peanut butter: Kids love apples and they love peanut butter even more. It’s so easy to cut up a few apples and put some peanut butter in a small bowl. They’ll go crazy!

Flavored popcorn: Making your own popcorn, tossing it in butter, and then using ingredients like taco seasoning or a cinnamon-cane sugar mixture is a sure way to win over the kids.

Fruit salad: Last, but not least is the good old fashioned fruit salad. Serve with a tube of yogurt and the little munchkins will be set to go until dinner time.

What are your favorite healthy snack ideas for the kids?

– When she’s not obsessing over literature or saving animals from being turned into fur coats, RJ is a student and avid writer.