When kids grow with the time they are frequently hungry between meals, packed snacks for kids are not healthy. They are extremely unhealthy as they filled with refined flour, added sugar, and some artificial ingredients.
Sneak some extra nutrients in the breakfast of children is an excellent opportunity. Use whole foods instead of highly processed snack foods. It’s a good option to fill your child’s tummy as they promote health, energy, and nutrients.
There are lots of healthy options for your kids that are both kid-friendly and delicious. Your kids will love these snacks:
Yogurt is a good source of calcium andprotein and it’s a great snack option for your kids. Calcium is very important for your child’s growth. It helps to develop the bones of kids. Some bacteria in the yogurt are healthy and good for our digestive system.
Many marketed yogurts for kids are high in added sugar. Instead of simple yogurt, choose plain and full-fat yogurt. Then sweeten the yogurt with fresh fruits and the drizzle of honey. Try to avoid giving honey to infants under a 12-month-old child as it may be harmful and cause a severe infection called botulism.
Some people may consider popcorn as junk food, but it’s a great option because of its nutrients. If you don’t drown popcorns into unhealthy toppings, they are still nutritious for children. Air-pop your popcorns and drizzle them into butter, also add grated parmesan cheese on top of them.
Therefore, use cautions before giving popcorns to children as it may cause a choking hazard.
- Celery with Peanut Butter and raisins
Celery with peanut butter and raisins is a great combination as a healthy snack. Also, it’s an excellent way to give vegetables to your children. Cut the celery into some pieces and add peanut butter inside it. Then add some raisins at the top of peanut butter.
A combination of these foods promotes an excellent balanced of carbs, protein, and fat. Make sure to check the label before buying the peanut butter. Avoid added sugar and vegetable oil-filled peanut butter.
Nuts are an excellent source of healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants. Dietary fats are an essential part of the growth of children. Due to the risk of allergies, doctors recommend to hold back nuts from children. Some recent suggestions are that introducing the nuts in early age can reduce the risk.
Nonetheless, nuts can because of choking hazards. So when you give nuts to your children, make sure that they can handle the texture of nuts.
- Trail Mix
As your children don’t eat nuts at an early age due to the allergic reaction. Trail mix is introduced as a tasty snack for kids on the go. Chocolate candy is found in more amounts in the trail mix. These chocolate candies are high in sugar, but you can make your own at home.
Make the trail mix more healthy, add some dry fruits, mix nuts, and a bowl of whole-grain cereals.
- Sliced pears with Ricotta Cheese
Pears are a delightful and very delicious treat to eat. Especially when you cut the pears into slices. Pears are a rich source of fiber and healthy plant compounds.
As ricotta is a yummy source of protein and calcium, spread it on each slice of pear. It’s a beneficial and healthy snacks option for your children.
- Cottage Cheese
Cottage cheese is so creamy and fresh it is soft enough for infants to eat.
This cheese is a fresh cheese curd with a mild flavor. Cheese is an excellent source of protein, selenium, vitamin B12, and calcium. Vitamin B12 is ver essential thing for the development of the brain and growth in children.
Topped cheese with some dry fruits and also serve by itself. You can also use cottage cheese spread on whole-grain toast.
Oatmeal considered a healthy breakfast for children. Also, you can give them to your children as snacks. Oats are a great source of soluble fiber. This soluble fiber increases the amount of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract.
It contains many health benefits. Skip the flavored packets of oats as they are high in added sugar. Make your oatmeal with whole rolled oats. You can add some diced apple and 1/8 tbsp cinnamon for sweetness. Try to make oatmeal with milk instead of water; it provides more nutrients and calcium.
- A Piece of Cheese
Cheese is a rich source of protein and calcium. According to some research, eating cheese and other dairy products are linked to a proper diet and overall health. Full-fat dairy products can significantly complete the nutritional needs of children.
They also fulfill the body needs of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D, and A. Cheese provides high-quality, healthy protein that meets all the growth needs. Protein also helps to keep you full for a long time between meals. Moreover, some studies note that children who eat cheese have fewer cavity problems.
- Fruit Smoothie
A fruit smoothie is an excellent way to get lots of nutrients in small snacks. Vegetables s also an excellent option to add in smoothies to make them more healthy. The sweetness of fruits in smoothies, children may not realize that you add fruits.
Try to use fresh, and whole ingredients ad try to avoid fruit juices. That may be high in sugar. There are many recipes to make healthy fruit smoothies.
- Hard-Boiled Eggs
Eggs are highly nutritious and also a tasty snack for children. Try to keep some hard-boiled eggs in the refrigerator for a quick treat. They are also a good source of protein. Eggs provide vitamin B12, high-quality protein, and many more vitamin minerals, including riboflavin and selenium.
Eggs contain lutein and zeaxanthin. These two carotenoids are beneficial for eye health. Moreover, they are the best food source of choline. Choline is a vitamin that is essential for the development of the brain.
- Raisin Snack Pack
A raisin is a dried form of grapes, and it is rich with all nutrients that which founds in fresh grapes. But in a small package. This dry grape contains a reasonable amount of iron. Iron is a very important nutrient for children that may children didn’t get enough. It is also essential to transport oxygen from the whole body.
Furthermore, raisin is also filled with a compound called oleanolic acid. This acid helps protect your child’s teeth from cavities as it prevents the bacteria by adhering to them. Raisin is the best grab-and-go snack that is much healthy than other convenience foods.
Celery with peanut butter and raisins was one of my favorite snacks as a child. I am happy that my children also enjoy it now. We have tried everything on your list except for pears and ricotta. That sounds delicious!
thanks for sharing these nice tips
I haven’t tried to see if my kids will eat cottage cheese that’s a good idea. I ate it all the time when I was a kid.