Natural Healthy Summer Foods
Nachos and Quesadillas
Mexican food is always a treat and has lots of healthy elements. Start with whole wheat chips and tortillas for extra fiber, then add your favorite toppings. Done right, you can sneak lots of veggies, protein, calcium, and fiber into these snacks.Create your own nacho platter, Rarback suggests. "Top tortillas with beans, salsa, guacamole, and melt low-fat cheese over it all. Kids love those kinds of healthy carbs." Toss a bit of fat-free sour cream on top if you want.Puree different veggies then slip them into a chip dip, or use it as a nacho topping. Your kids won't know the difference!Quesadillas are another kid favorite. Top whole wheat tortillas with beans, low fat cheese, veggies (like red bell and green peppers, corn, green onions, spinach, mushrooms), and chicken. On the side, you've got the classic quartet low-fat sour cream, lettuce, salsa, guacamole also healthy.