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IAND Featured Member Nikki Stahr stops by the KCCI News 8 studios to share her Kids Eat Right back to school snacks.
It’s back to school time!! Dietitian tips to help Kids Eat Right for a stellar school year.
Pack up the protein: not only is protein important for healthy muscles it can also fill kids up. Boiled eggs, Greek yogurt and nut butter are a few of my picks
Focus on Fiber: Make it a goal that half grains be whole grains. Fiber helps keep tummies healthy. Whole grain oat bars, Graham crackers and fresh fruit and veggies have lots of fiber.
Pick 3: build healthy meals by putting at least 3 of the 5 food groups from the #myplate.
Try this great recipe for quick meal or snack:
1 container of Hy-Vee Roasted Garlic Hummus
1/4 cup tomato paste ( I recommend the no salt added)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp italian seasoning
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 cup mini turkey pepperoni
Mix ingredients together. Serve with favorite pizza topping veggies and whole grain crackers or use as a wrap spread.