Snack time is a great opportunity to sneak some extra nutrients into your children’s diet and fill their tummies with whole foods that provide energy and nutrition. With March being National Nutrition Month, these fun, healthy snacks are the perfect fuel for growing children and healthy families!
This excellent snack is great for children because it’s a good source of protein and calcium, which is especially important for kids’ developing bones. Yogurt that contains probiotics can also strengthen your immune system, reducing your chances of contracting an illness, and has been found to reduce inflammation.
- Celery With Peanut Butter and Raisins
Sometimes called “ants on a log,” this fun snack is easy to make with your children! It’s a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your daily regimen, and these three ingredients provide a healthy balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Try to find peanut butter without added sugar or vegetable oils!
- Trail Mix
Trail mix can be a delicious, healthy snack that can be easily made and eaten on the go. Nuts are high in healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants, and this dietary fat is important to support growth and healthy development for children. Many commercial trail mixes can be high in sugars, but it’s easy to make your own version with your favorite types of mixed nuts, dried fruits, and whole grain cereal.
- Carrot Sticks and Hummus
Hummus is a tasty way to get your family to eat more veggies. This delicious dip is made from chickpeas, which contain fiber, folate, and a ton of antioxidants! It’s the perfect pairing for carrot sticks or other raw vegetables as well!
- A Piece of Fruit
A simple piece of fruit is a convenient and healthy snack for children, especially on-the-go between activities! Most fruit contains fiber and important nutrients such as potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Some tasty examples that you can put on your next grocery list include bananas, apples, pears, grapes, peaches, and plums.
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