Healthy Kid Appetizers

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Snacking is important for growing kids. Nutritionists say that eating five or six times a day, three meals and three snacks, is healthiest for the body. When kids eat small amounts frequently, they get a steady supply of energy all day long. The three meals should not be so heavy that kids feel sluggish as all the energy goes to digest the large meal. Small amounts of nutritious whole foods, eaten frequently, give kids the brain power to succeed in school and the energy to excel in sports. Packaged snacks are highly processed, stripped of nutrients, filled with chemicals, with added fat and high fructose corn syrup. Holiday parties often have adult appetizers that are not kid friendly. Kid Chefs can make appetizers for holiday parties to share with their cousins, while waiting for dinner. Kids have fun making organic whole wheat peanut butter and jelly pinwheels, cookie cutter cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches, burritos, Caprese toast, or English muffin pizzas. After school snacks are important for kids to get nourishment before doing homework or afterschool activities. When kids learn to prepare whole foods snacks, they eat healthier and can share with their friends and family.

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