Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Kid's Health Snack Ideas

By Lisa VanWilliams
Kid's Healthy Snacks!!
Over 20 - 30% of your child daily caloric intake can come from their snacks!! We know as adults that can add up. Depending on what them have makes a huge difference.Try some of these great ideas.

  •  Make your own Fruit smoothies with a colorful straw - a great way to add fruit and calcium to your kids diet!
  • Peanut Butter and whole grain pretzel sticks - the pretzels are low fat and the peanut butter is high in fiber and protein
  • Apples sliced thinly - they have vitamin C and they are full of antioxidants                              ** Trust me when I say it make a difference when you slice them almost paper thin.. TRY IT!!
  • Cheeses cut into shapes!! - calcium vitamin D and low in sodium
  • Yogurt - calcium, protein, and boost your immunity
  • Fresh fruit cut into shapes - vitamins, minerals, and more antioxidants
  • Graham crackers drizzled with honey - honey is said to be a very powerful antioxidant. It might even help with allergies and help you relax so you sleep better at night.
  • Baby petite carrots with sliced green peppers & cucumbers - potassium and vitamin packed
  • Natural veggie sticks
  • Home made Granola
Try to make snack as entertaining as they are healthy. The bit of extra work you put in will pay off in the long run - Keep checking back as I will be posting pictures of the above and more !!

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