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Snack attack: Fast, healthy ideas for kids while schools are closed

If you're among the majority of parents, your kiddos might be asking for a lot of snacks during their days at home. So, we tapped a local chef for some fresh ideas.

CLEVELAND — Hey parents: Are your kids snacking, like, all day right now? Are you worried about mixing in some healthy options? 

If you answered "yes," we've got a few quick and healthy ideas for you.

We tapped local Chef Eric Wells, of Skye LaRae's Culinary Services, for help.

Vegetables with Creamy Yogurt Dip

Credit: Eric Wells


  • -2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt 
  • -1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 
  • -1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 
  • -½ teaspoon Kosher salt 
  • -1 bunch fresh broccoli 
  • -1 cup snow peas 
  • -1 cup baby rainbow carrots


In a medium bowl, mix yogurt, olive oil, thyme and salt. Serve with vegetables to dip.

Easy Yogurt Parfait

Credit: Lindsay Buckingham, 3News


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 
  • ½ cup blueberries 
  • ½ cup strawberries hulled and quartered 
  • 1 cup granola 
  • ½ cup honey 


In cups, layer yogurt, blueberries, strawberries and granola. Top with honey. 

Lindsay's Hummus "Spiders"

Credit: Lindsay Buckingham, 3News


  • - Handful of baby carrots, julienned into 8 slices
  • - 1/2 cup of hummus of your choice
  • - 2 raisins


Put a big dollop of hummus in the center of the plate to form a "spider's body." Arrange the "legs" on the sides. Add the raisins for the eyes. Feel free to replace carrots with other veggies or pretzel sticks. Use what you have in the fridge!

For more information on Chef Eric Wells and Skye LaRae's Culinary Service, click HERE.

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