Healthy Snacks For Kids

Here are some healthy snack suggestions I got from Family Circle magazine, as I scan different articles looking for some parents influence on self esteem tips. These snacks are not only good for our health but are suppose to provide our kids with energy in between lunch and dinner. So instead of giving them sugary snacks, provide them with any of these nutritious treats:

  • 1 slice of whole grain toast or a single rice cake smeared with 2 tbsp peanut butter and jelly
  • a fruit smoothie
  • an ounce of low-fat cheese and 2 whole grain crackers
  • 1 med. bowl of whole grain breakfast cereal (> 6 grams of fiber) with 8 ounces of low-fat milk
  • 8 ounce glass of low-fat milk and two pieces of fresh fruit

Now here are some healthy suggestions on what to munch before games or any physical activity:

  • small handful of dried fruit (raisins or apricots)
  • 2 pieces of fresh fruits
  • a slice of whole grain bread (2.5 grams of fiber) with honey
  • lots of water before, during, and after the game
  • for any physical activity lasting more than 90 minutes, give them diluted sports drink: half and half mixture of 100% juice and water to maintain blood sugar without loading them with unnecessary carbs. and sugars.

Treats you can give after any physical activity include:

  • cereal bar with fiber and protein
  • mini whole wheat bagel with 1 ounce of soft cheese
  • homemade muffin that has whole wheat and fruit

Now remember, kids who eat healthy usually feel good about themselves and contributes to a healthy self esteem. Another parents influence on self esteem tip you can use rightaway!


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