---My go-to decadent sweet is to get a bag of frozen berries and dump them in a bowl with a large tub of vanilla or plain low-fat yogurt poured on top of them. My kids like it, but not as much as me!!! Granola sprinkled on top is for special occasions! If you really want something amazinfg, try it with frozen cherries.
---A great homemade healthy version of slushie-- Blueappleberry slushie! Put ice cubes in the blender, cover with 100%apple juice and a handful of frozen blueberries. Blend until smooth enough for sipping through a straw, Yummy!
--- Hot air-popped popcorn with a smidge of butter and/or parmesan cheese sprinkled on.
---Homemade popsicles made from juice, especially orange juice. Anyone remember the "Timer" PSA's on saturday mornings? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaVWM1mqG74
--- "peanut butter pops" is just, ummm, peanut butter eaten directly from a spoon. It is supremely good.
---fruit salad sounds like a pain to make, but 1 banana + 1 apple + 1 orange or some grapes = easy yummy in the tummy.
---frozen edamame. I buy a big bag at the asian grocer for $1.39. Simply boil, drain and lightly salt. Then have fun squirting them out of the shell and eating. Plus, you can show your kids this video
I do the majority of my shopping at Aldi's which has super cheap staples, produce and frozen fruits and vegetables, with a limited selection, but good quality. Recently I found this product, which I think will be great or the long car trip we have planned.
Fruit leather in strawberry or raspberry flavor, with 50 calories each. But just look at the ingredients!
And they taste great! Much easier than making your own, which I like to do, but takes some time and is not so easily transported for outings! I also think these were less than $2.00 a box, but can't remember an exact price.
I look forward to other ideas from people. It is so easy to get stuck in a rut with cooking, especially for kids. I know that people are feeding their kids foods that are healthy and inexpensive, it is time to share ideas!