Growing kids are little bundles of joy that require A LOT of energy. The next time your kid bugs you for a snack, ditch packaged snacks laden with artificial sweeteners and refined sugars with these healthy alternatives instead! Here are four healthy snacks for children to spur them on throughout the day.
Yoghurt is an excellent snack for children as it is packed with high protein and probiotic content which helps the digestive system. It is especially important because it contains calcium which helps in the development of their bones. Remember to look out for plain yoghurt to reduce sugar intake! Add some berries or granola for a tasty treat any kid would love.
2. Carrots Sticks + Dip
Want an easy way to trick your kids into eating their vegetables? This is the way to do it. Serve a tasty dip in hummus, filled with fibre and antioxidants. Paired with Vitamin A-rich carrots, watch your kid gobble this nutritious treat up!
Oatmeal is often a healthy breakfast for kids but can also be a versatile and tasty snack. Chock-full of fibre, it increases the number of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract along with other health benefits. Add fruits, raisins and even a drizzle of maple syrup for additional nutrients and flavour. You can also consider making it with milk for extra protein and calcium.
4. Apple Slices + Peanut Butter Dip
There’s no combination more loved than apple slices with a small spread of peanut butter. Together, they provide fibre, nutrients, and a good dose of healthy fats and protein! Try substituting peanut butter sandwiches with this snack the next time your kid is feeling peckish. Pro-tip: don’t remove the skin off your apples! Apple skin contains pectin, which is a soluble fibre that contains good gut bacteria and improves digestive health!
The next time your child gets hungry, fix up these easy healthy snacks for children and watch them smile from ear to ear!
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