Healthy Snacking Ideas for Kids

Healthy Snacking Ideas for Kids

Eating several snacks per day is an essential part of a growing child's day.  Does your family instinctively reach for unhealthy snacks when you're lounging around the house?  If so, try adding more fruits and vegetables to your lifestyle by snacking on produce instead of junk foods.  Also, remember to read food labels to avoid such things as high fructose corn syrup and other unknown ingredients that are difficult to pronounce. Here are few examples of nutritious options to feed your hungry child's cravings: - Frozen fruit smoothies with either soy milk, almond milk or rice milk as a base - Carrot sticks are sweet and crunchy - Whole-grain crackers - Baked tortilla chips with guacamole - Flavored hummus with baked pita chips - Greek yogurt with strawberries, blueberries & nuts - Spinach wraps filled with lean-turkey, salmon or tuna - Peanut butter on whole wheat toast Kids' need to eat several small snacks between meals to stabilize their blood sugar and to ensure they get the necessary calorie intake.   With the ideas in this blog, you can encourage your children to develop healthy eating habits.


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