Preschoolers are growing at a rapid rate and therefore often get hungry between meals. However, many packaged snacks for kids are extremely unhealthy. They’re often full of refined flour, added sugars, and artificial ingredients. Snack time is a great opportunity to sneak some extra nutrients into your child’s diet. Instead of highly processed snack foods, you can use this hunger to fill your kids up with delicious whole foods that will provide clean energy and nutrition.
At Early Days Foods, we compiled 5 healthy, delicious kid-friendly snacks option you should consider serving your kids when hunger strikes…
Yogurt is an excellent snack for kids because it’s a good source of protein and calcium. Calcium is especially important for kids’ developing bones. Some yogurts also contain live bacteria, which benefit the digestive system. Most yogurts marketed to kids are high in sugar. Instead, choose plain, full-fat yogurt and sweeten it with fresh fruit or a drizzle of honey.
Turkey and avocado roll-up
A turkey and avocado roll-up is an easy-to-eat, healthy snack. Turkey is a good source of protein, which is responsible for building and repairing tissues in your body. It’s also very filling, which can help kids feel satisfied between meals. Avocados are full of heart-healthy fats, along with fiber, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, several antioxidants, and vitamins C and K. To make a turkey and avocado roll-up, first, peel and slice an avocado. Gently toss the slices in lime juice to prevent browning. Wrap one piece of turkey around each avocado slice.
Baked sweet potato fries
Sweet potatoes are one of the richest sources of beta-carotene, a nutrient that can be converted into vitamin A by your body. It contributes to healthy eyes and skin. Homemade, baked sweet potatoes are a nutritious, delicious alternative to french fries.
Carrot sticks and hummus
Most kids love dipping food into sauces, and providing them with a healthy dip is a great way to get them to eat their veggies. Hummus is one option. It’s a thick, creamy spread made from chickpeas, which contain fiber, folate, and plenty of antioxidants. Hummus tastes yummy with carrot sticks or other raw vegetables.
Frozen fruit popsicles
Frozen fruit popsicles are a yummy treat for kids and really quite healthy and fun for the kids. Most store-bought popsicles are full of artificial flavors and refined sugar. But you can easily make your own, and your kids may enjoy helping. Frozen fruit or berries and a small amount of fruit juice in a blender. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds or small plastic cups. Cover with foil and insert a popsicle stick into the popsicles through the foil. Freeze overnight and you have your delicious popsicles!
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