Healthy Protein Sources for Kids

Go beyond chicken nuggets to find the best protein sources for your kids.
By: Frances Largeman-Roth, RD

Protein-Powered Snacks
Photo: Randy Mayor

Protein-Powered Snacks

Main dishes aren’t the only way for kids to get protein. After school snacks are a great opportunity too.

Our edamame dip serves up 4 grams of protein per 3 tablespoons and encourages your child to eat their veggies. Offer up a colorful assortment of bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, sliced jicama, sugar snap peas, and carrots, and watch them disappear!

View Recipe: Edamame Dip

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