8 Game-Changing Sports Snacks for Kids

No matter the sport, halftime means it's time to fuel up. These eight re-energizing and portable snacks are tailor-made for budding athletes.
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Photo By: Jackie Alpers ©2016 ,Television FoodNetwork, G.P.All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Jackie Alpers ©2016 ,Television FoodNetwork, G.P.All Rights Reserved

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Beat Halftime Hunger

When the whistle blows, all eyes turn to the sidelines — and whoever is in charge of this week's game-time snacks. Skip the calorie-laden sports drinks and serve up lots of water and one of these healthy, easy-to-pack ideas.

By Lygeia Grace for Food Network Kitchen

Photography by Jackie Alpers

Frozen Yogurt Bites

Fill mini muffin tins fitted with liners with vanilla yogurt and fresh berries (or banana slices). Freeze until firm, pop into a resealable plastic bag and nestle into a larger bag of ice to transport in a cooler to the game.

Breadless Deli Rolls

Roll pieces of sliced ham (or salami) and fresh basil leaves (or lettuce) around string cheese sticks for an easy-to-eat recharge that's bread-free.

Mexican Mango Spears

Bring the healthy street food to the ballpark by packing thick spears of ripe mango in resealable sandwich bags; include a wedge of lime in each. Bonus points for including a shaker of chili powder for the grownups.

Dipper Cups

Treat no-sugar-added applesauce like sweet salsa and pair it with dippers of your choosing, such as pretzel sticks, whole-grain graham crackers or apple slices.

Veggie Roll-Ups

Spread protein-packed hummus on a sandwich wrap or flour tortilla. Layer with cucumber and carrot matchsticks and red pepper slices and roll up into a log. Slice crosswise and wrap each half with a napkin. Or go gluten-free and wrap up the sandwich fixings in thinly sliced cucumber cut lengthwise with a vegetable peeler. 

Mason Jar Nut Dip

Fill the bottom of a Mason jar with peanut butter or cashew butter, then top with veggie and fruit sticks (think celery, carrots, jicama or apples). The jar should be wide enough so hands can get in it to dip. 

Apple Pie Snack Mix

Combine granola clusters, dried apples, yogurt chips, walnuts and broken-up cinnamon pita chips for a big-batch snack that can be eaten by the handful.

Rainbow Fruit Cups

Stack colorful layers of cut-up fruit in clear plastic cups. Start with strawberries, then add clementine wedges, pineapple chunks, green grapes and strawberries. Forks are optional.

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