Avoid the holiday sugar rush with these healthy children’s snacks

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- From pumpkin pie to grandma’s cookies, the holiday season has undoubtedly filled homes with sugary treats that make snack time a nightmare for parents. But according to registered dietitian Kathryn Riner, parents can use the holidays as an opportunity to create unique and healthy snacks for the kids.

Riner recommends that parents treat snack time with the same structure as meals. Focus on finding protein and fiber rich foods and incorparating sugars in moderation. She also encourages parents to use seasonal foods to spice up the snack selection. From the classic celery and peanut butter to homemade sweet potato chips, parents should feel free to utilize healthy fruits and vegetables leftover from the holidays.

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