January 10th, 2016
Do you need to fill a hungry belly? We have put together this awesome and delicious list of the best snacks for kids
The protein in this kid-friendly snack keeps energy levels high until dinnertime. We like to eat cubes of low-fat cheese together with whole grain crackers but you can also make cheese more interesting to kids by cutting it into fun shapes with a cookie cutter. Here are some cheeses with the most nutritional value – fat-free cream cheese, parmesan, Swiss, part-skim mozzarella, calcium-fortified cottage cheese and string cheese.
Kids absolutely love juices. But better than that is the smoothie, since it is packed with even more nutrients. Use non-fat yogurt, fresh orange juice, and a banana as the smoothie’s base, then experiment with a combination of cut-up fresh or frozen fruit. It’s a great way to sneak two or three servings of fruit and fibre into your child’s diet.
If you feel like all your kids are not eating enough fruits, try introducing fresh berries to their diet. Berries are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants which promotes better health and boosts their immunity. Berries are great eaten on its own, so it is a perfect snack when you’re short on time.
Low-fat yogurt is an excellent source of calcium. Dressing up your yogurt with add-ons makes it not only taste better but more appealing to picky eaters as well. Yogurt parfaits are all the craze these days – but it’s not at all hard to create one yourself. To add nutritional value, whip up a yogurt parfait with berries and granola or make a homemade fruity yogurt pop that beats sugary popsicles from the store any day.
5. Sweet Potatoes
Sweet spuds are some of the most nutritious vegetables around: They’re packed with vitamin A and are good sources of B6, C, and folate. Instead of buying a pack of obscenely unhealthy potato chips from the store, thinly slice up some sweet potatoes and fry them instead. This alternative is simple to do yet will get the attention of kids just as well.
6. Low-fat Ham
Low-fat ham honestly tastes no different from your regular ham, yet it is way healthier and still a great way to boost your child’s protein intake. Make ham and cheese rolls, or ham and cheese crepes with some hidden tomatoes inside.
7. Whole Grain Waffles
For a fun alternative to plain ol’ slice of bread, try whole grain waffles for a boost of iron and vitamins B6, B12, and A. These cool waffle sticks topped with reduced-fat cream cheese and jam, or almond butter are a refreshing change for snacktime.
5. Healthier Baked Goods
Muffins and buns are sure to catch your child’s attention. And yet, it is also the best way to sneak fruits and vegetables into her diet. Banana bread, blueberry muffins, and carrot bars are our favourites for kids. The kids will be peeping into the oven before you know it.
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