The food your kids see on TV isn’t exactly nutritious… But we’ve got expert tricks to get your kids craving something healthy! Our CEO and Nutritionist Stacy Goldberg was featured on WDIV Local 4 in their recent segment Parents Can Get Creative To Counteract Food Ads.

Here are some of her insider tips for how to encourage healthy snacking for your kids:

Engage your kids by filling celery sticks with a low fat cream cheese and topping them with Qwackers Cheddar Crackers, a healthier option than Goldfish. Stacy’s top health tip is to get creative and involve your kids in food preparation.

Make snacking fun by letting your kids decorate a cellophane bag with their favorite cartoon characters and heroes. Fill the bags with Surf Sweets Gummy Worms, Brothers All Natural Fruit Crisps, and Kay’s Naturals High Protein Cereal. This still gives kids the gummy candy but also provides something that’s more nutrient dense.

Create an interactive dessert by layering a protein-filled Don’t Go Nuts Chocolate Soy Spread between two Homefree Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies.

Kids love muffins and getting involved with baking recipes in the kitchen. Step away from the traditional muffin mixes and experiment with all natural baking mixes such as Jessica’s Gluten Free Muffin Mix next time you make a sweet treat! 

Watch this full clip from WDIV Local 4 / ClickOnDetroit to see our CEO & Nutritionist Stacy Goldberg talk about more of the hottest nutrition tips for kids!