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Quick and healthy snacks for kids

Nuts. It's a bum rap: Nuts are high in fat, but it's a kind that's as good for the heart and arteries as olive oil. (The exception is macadamia nuts, which are high in saturated fat.) Nuts are also loaded with protein and essential vitamins and minerals and they're wonderfully filling. You might want to toss together a trail mix of peanuts, raisins, and low-fat granola to keep on hand.

Raisins. Loaded with antioxidants and high in carbohydrates (an immediate source of energy), raisins are also high in fiber and iron.

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