Growing kids need snacks in between meals. Below we have shared snacks that will keep your little one fed, protein-fuelled, and energized. Many packaged snacks are unhealthy, so none of those are mentioned. Skip the artificial ingredients and go for something more natural. Sneak some extra nutrients in to your child’s hands to fill their bellies. These healthy snacks can provide your child with energy and get them through to the next meal:
1. Apple cookies
It’s an apple, but it is a cookie! Slice an apple, slather on no-sugar peanut butter, and sprinkle with chocolate chips. These can be made quickly. Your child may replace these natural cookies with the other ones. This is a healthy alternative.
2. Fried bananas
Bananas are already a tasty snack by themselves, but let’s transform them. Cut them into slices and fry, then drizzle with some honey. There won’t be any left after this snack break.
Be protein-rich and add some calcium to your little one’s diet with yogurt. Developing bones need more calcium. The live bacteria is also good for the digestive system. Make certain to choose a yogurt that is plain and full fat. Add some fruit or honey.
4. Trail mix
If your child is not allergic to nuts, then the perfect snack is trail mix for when you are on the go. The commercial trail mixes usually include candy and can be high in sugar. You can make your own with mixed nuts, dried fruit, and a whole grain cereal.
5. Cheese, please!
If you want to add calcium to the diet, then cheese is packed full of it. Cheese is a protein and fat too, so you are satisfying much of the dietary and nutritional needs for the day. Proteins help to make you feel full and this quick snack does the job until lunch or dinner.
6. Veggie pita pockets
If you have a picky eater, then this is going to do the trick. Spread some hummus in a whole-wheat pita, then slice raw vegetables. Vegetables such as lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, bell peppers comprise the inside of the pita. Vegetables support growth and development.
7. Hard-boiled eggs
How very simple and how very easy to make when you give your child a hard boiled egg snack. You can make a lot of eggs and have them on hand for the week. A hard boiled egg has many vitamins and minerals.
8. Baked sweet potato fries
Beta-carotene helps with having healthy eyes and skin, so add baked sweet potato fries to your kids’ snack list. They are a healthier alternative to white potato fries.
If you are always busy, then buy some fruit. This is a healthy and convenient snack for children. Besides bananas, peaches, plums, and pears. Cut pineapples, cantaloupe, and mangoes in to small pieces so they can be enjoyed by small fingers.
10. Frozen fruit popsicles
On a hot day it is good to treat yourself, so share a frozen fruit popsicle with your child. The popsicles from the store are full of sugars. You can make your own with fruit or berries. Place them in to a blender and puree. Pour the mixture into small cups, cover with foil, and insert a popsicle stick, then freeze.