Growing kids are hungry kids! Giving your kids healthy snacks at a young age can help them develop positive habits regarding their food choices. Check out the following healthy snack ideas for your kids:
Cheese is a protein-rich snack that will help keep kids full. Try pairing it with whole grain crackers or salt-free pretzels.Try a low-fat string cheese or cube your own for snacks on the go!
Peanut Butter is a another protein-rich food with plenty of fiber. Try making different snacks using peanut butter. Make PB & J sandwiches with waffles or rice cakes. Put peanut butter on fruit or vegetables such as apples, celery or carrots, and top it with raisins or marshmallows.
Whole Grain Cereal
Whole grain cereal is a great snack for kids. Cereal is often fortified with vitamins, calcium and fiber so it is a great start to the day or a healthful snack. Mix dry cereal with fresh or dried fruits and top with yogurt for an extra tasty treat!
Low-fat yogurt is an excellent source of calcium. Especially mixed with fruit! Try freezing it for an ice cream substitute.