Are you struggling with healthy snack ideas?
Kids’ healthy snack ideas can be challenging to think of! I have found that with lockdown and being home all the time, I run out of new ideas! When we are home more often, we often turn to snacks to keep us full and keep us from getting bored too! But, we don’t want this snacking to lead to unnecessary weight gain or to fill up our kids’ bellies with less than healthy options. We also know that kids can get bored of the same-old-same-old, and we try to mix it up once in a while!
What snacks are healthy for kids?
Ideally, you want a mix of protein, iron, healthy fats, and carbs. This will help them stay full and satisfied, with plenty of energy. A blend of vitamins and minerals can aid in maintaining their active, growing, and changing bodies.
Here is a healthy snack idea for your little ones and you too!
Bananas contain fiber, potassium, and antioxidants. One banana has approximately 10% of daily fiber requirements, and it is so essential for digestive health that we all get enough.
The nut or seed butter provides a nice serving of fat, and the hemp hearts also offer healthy fats and protein. Many kids find it challenging to get enough healthy fat and protein into their diets. A lot of kids favor carbs and dairy, veering away from iron-containing foods. But iron and protein are crucial for brain growth and development, so finding ways to add to their diet is paramount.
Add them all together, and you have a well-balanced snack.
Super easy and nutritious. You and your kids will love it!