10 Healthy Snacks for Kids
You Can add whole grains to the mix-like oats or iron-fortified oatmeal, found in the baby aisle-for extra nutrition. Beyond just filling kids up with the good stuff
Cheese is rich in protein and calcium, key nutrients that help muscles and bones grow bigger and stronger at a time when children need these nutrients the most.
3. Whole-Grain Cereal
Whole grains should be the first ingredient. Have fun with it by adding cereal to a trail mix, mixing it into homemade granola bars, or sprinkling it on top of a smoothie
Tahini an ingredient in hummus, provides healthy fats, while whole-grain pita bread and vegetables supply satisfying fiber to keep kids fuller longer.
5. Freeze-Dried Produce
Dried fruit is also rich in fiber and can help with keeping kids regular; just make sure to choose ones without added sugar.
6. Whole-Grain Muffins
Making muffins from scratch is an easy way to ensure a whole-grain, veggie-filled option that you can store for eating all week long. Add shredded zucchini, carrots
7. Hard-Boiled Eggs
Beyond protein, eggs are an excellent source of choline, which is crucial for proper brain development, as well as nervous system and muscle function.
8. Nut Butter
Whether they prefer peanut, sunflower, almond or others, nut butters are an excellent source of kid-friendly healthy fats.
9. Frozen Fruit Pops
Yogurt squeezes found in the dairy aisle can be frozen into a tasty, protein-rich snack the kids will love. Fruit pops also help with hydration and cool our bodies down
10. Whole-Grain Waffles
For a healthy frozen waffle, look for whole grains listed first (after water) in the ingredient list. And choose brands that are at or below 200 calories, 4 grams of sugar
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