Here is a tip: Dip!
Like countless other picky eaters-kids often believe that food tastes better when it is dipped before it is eaten. They feel like they are making their own snack.
FISH IN A POND
1/2 cup low-fat cream cheese or cheese spread
4 celery ribs stems removed Scoop the cream cheese into a bowl. (You can tint the cream cheese with blue food coloring to make it look like a pond.) Place the goldfish in a separate bowl. Let the kids dip the celery sticks into the cheese, then into the bowl of crackers to "catch" a fish. Serves 2.
1/2 cup low-sugar, low-fat chunky peanut butter
1/4 cup crispy rice cereal
1/8 cup raisins
2 green apples, cut into wedges Mix the peanut butter, cereal and raisins in a small bowl. Let the kids dip the apple wedges into the thick peanut butter mixture. If you prefer to thin it, melt the peanut butter in the microwave first, then add the cereal and raisins and serve warm. Serves 2.