When it comes to finding healthy snacks for kids, the prequisites are usually “easy to fix,” and “healthy.” Here’s a list of healthy snacks you can have handy for your children. And oh, portion control does matter!
– 15-20 Almonds, Cashews, Pecan halves, or Walnut halves, Macadamia Nuts, or Hazelnuts combined with 16 60% Cocoa Dark Chocolate Chips and 15 Raisins or Dried Cranberries. (Use snack bags, make 10-15 at a time, and allow children to choose one bag, once a day)
– ¼ Cup of Hummus with carrot and celery sticks, cucumber wheels and/or bell pepper strips.
-1 small to medium piece of fresh fruit and a mozzarella stick
– Celery sticks or apple slices with 1 tablespoon of peanut or almond butter
– One LaraBar™
– Hardboiled Egg
-Cherry Tomatoes and/or Sugar Snap Peas
-2-3 tablespoons of guacamole with 7-10 organic corn or bean chips
The author of this article, Nancy Mehlert, serves as a Nutritional Consultant with TWIHW and is a monthly contributor to the nutrition section of this newsletter.