When you want a snack, don't reach for chips and dip. Try hummus and crunchy veggies for a healthy snack instead. Hummus is a super creamy and smooth dip, but it is much healthier than dip filled with mayo or cream. It's made mostly of chickpeas -- and it tastes great! Check out this Veggies and Hummus snack from Chef Lizzie's FIT Kitchen.
Remember to always get your parent's permission and help when you use a knife or work in the kitchen. This makes enough for 1 person.
Think of food for your body like gas for a car. That's how Linda Bartholomay explains healthy food choices. She works for Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D. She helps kids learn to eat healthfully. What happens "if you fuel your body with potato chips and snack cakes all the time?" she asks. "You're not going to go very well."
Your body runs best when you give it quality fuel. The trick is to know which foods rev your engine and which make you feel like a beat-up car.
One way to feel well-fueled...