Take advantage of television trance to serve vegetables
The beauty of this hack is that it encourages healthy snacking while not filling up the kids before dinner. From Jamie of Travel Savvy Mom:
Like most kids, mine go into a glassy-eyed fugue state when the TV is on. Then they immediately begin calling out, "Mommy, I'm hungry!" Since their prime watching hours occur between 3 and 5pm (while I'm scrambling to check homework, unload the dishwasher, fold laundry, make lunches for the next day, and figure out what in the world is for dinner), I put a platter of raw vegetables in between them on the couch. They almost always complain about my snack selection. And they almost always devour it.