Top 8 healthy snacks for kids
We all know how hard it can be to get our kids to eat healthy. But when we do, they are much more likely to grow up with the best chance of living a long and healthy life. Here is my list of 10 healthy snacks for kids that I hope will help you take on this challenge! Are your children in need of some great snack ideas? If so, look no further than the list below. These ten options are perfect for any occasion! From road trips to school lunches, these snacks will make sure that your child has plenty of energy throughout the day-and from breakfast until dinner time! So without further ado, here are my top ten picks.
1.homemade fruit and veggie smoothies
Making homemade fruit and veggie smoothies is a great way to get your kids to eat more fruits and veggies. I’ve found that the process of making these is not only fun for my children but it also teaches them about nutrition in an interactive way. Plus, they are really delicious! Here are some recipes you can try out with your children: Homemade Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Recipes Fruit Smoothie Recipe 1 - Strawberry Banana Berry-Berry Goodness Ingredients 3/4 cup frozen strawberries 3/4 cup frozen blueberries 2 bananas 1 apple peeled, cored, diced into small chunks 4 tablespoons honey Directions Blend all ingredients on high until smooth. Pour into glasses or bowls and enjoy!
2. Apple slices with peanut butter
Apple slices with peanut butter, a great snack for kids! Peanut butter is one of the most common food allergens so it's important to check if your child has any allergies. Be sure to pack this in an airtight container and take along some napkins because these are messy snacks. To avoid adding extra sugar, you can use honey or agave instead of pancake syrup as well. You'll want to keep this away from water since the apple will start breaking down into mushy pieces too quickly when exposed to liquid.
3. Yogurt with granola
For those of you who are not aware, yogurt with granola is a great protein snack for kids. What's more, adding some fresh fruit makes this dish even healthier and tastier. In today's post I am going to provide you with three different recipes that will allow your family to enjoy the benefits of eating yogurt and granola together. 1) Yogurt with Granola: Mix about 1/4 cup (60g) each of sugar and honey in a bowl; add 2 cups (480ml) plain whole-milk Greek yogurt; stir until well combined; spread evenly over 4 slices bread; sprinkle 3 tablespoons (45g) old-fashioned oats over top, then toast under broiler until golden brown.
4. Popcorn with nutritional yeast and salt
Kids are always hungry. They will eat anything that you put in front of them. And while it's not a bad thing to have an appetite, you don't want your child to snack on foods that are high in sugar and fat. That being said, there is one salty-sweet combo that kids love - popcorn with nutritional yeast and salt! This delicious snack has less than 100 calories per cup so it won't ruin their dinner later on. It also packs more protein than any other form of popcorn because the nutritional yeast contains essential amino acids like lysine which help build muscle tissue needed for growth! Kids will enjoy this healthy yet satisfying snack without even knowing they're eating well!
5. Hard boiled eggs
A great snack for kids on the go is hard boiled eggs. Hard boiled eggs are easy to transport and can be kept cool in a lunch bag or cooler with an ice pack. They are nutritious, containing high quality protein that your child will need to stay healthy and strong. This is also a great option if you have picky eaters in your family who don't like sandwiches or other food options. The best way to cook hard-boiled eggs is by boiling them in water for about 10 minutes then cooling them off under cold running water before peeling the shell off of the egg. Some people might prefer their eggs less cooked by cooking them for 8 minutes but this could make it difficult to peel the shells
6. Crackers and cheese or hummus
Let's be honest, sometimes we need to do a little something extra for the kids. They don't always want what we want and they have different tastes from us as adults. This is why it is important to offer them their choice of snacks from time to time. You can find a snack that your child will love! One way you could do this is by offering crackers and cheese or hummus with veggies instead of chips. It might not sound like it would work but I assure you, once again, your kid will thank you for being thoughtful about their needs!
7. Fruit salad - apples, bananas, oranges, grapes
Who doesn't enjoy a fruit salad? It's the perfect way to add color and nutrients to your diet. A few tips for making it are below! - Cut up all of the fruits you want in advance, so they are ready to go when you start assembling the dish - Use nut or seed butters as an alternative to more traditional dressings like mayonnaise or cream cheese - these can be more healthful options that also provide protein
8. oatmeal with goji berries
Oatmeal can be a healthy breakfast or snack choice for adults, but when served to children it may not meet their nutritional needs. The sugar content in this food can also cause tooth decay, so I'll show you how to add some tasty goji berries to your kid's oatmeal bowl. This way they will enjoy eating what looks like an ordinary breakfast cereal while receiving all the benefits of oats and antioxidants from the goji berry! Oatmeals with Gojis are great because: they're low in sugar, high in fiber, fortified with vitamins & minerals (oats), contain natural antioxidants
Conclusion paragraph: As you can see, it's not easy to keep your kids away from junk food. That doesn't mean that the task is impossible though! There are plenty of healthy snacks out there for children and adults alike. It just takes some creativity on our parts to find new ways to get our kiddos interested in healthier alternatives. Let us know what creative ideas work well with your family so we can create a list of snack suggestions for everyone who needs one!