With so many of us short on time, we can neglect our need to fuel our bodies. Sometimes our children cannot go between meals without a snack. Snacks are certainly important as they contribute to your child’s diet. It’s important to make sure they are eating healthy snacks and won’t spoil their next food.
You can use snacks as a way to get good nutrients in your child. whether you are travelling on a plane, train, or automobile, these healthy snacks are easy to store and carry. Even the pickiest of eaters will be tempted.
Granola bars that are low-sugar and high-fiber are great to boost your child’s nutrient intakes.
You can crumble some granola bars into a yogurt cup for a smooth and crunchy snack. Purchase pre-packaged bars and yogurt cups combined together or pack already-crumbled granola in a resealable bag and portion of yogurt in a travel container.
Nut butters are a great way to add protein to snack.
You can also make a almond butter, honey, and banana sandwich. Spread some almond butter on two slices of whole-grain bread. Slice a banana up and place onto the sandwich, then drizzle some honey. Make sure you cut the sandwich in half and store in a resealable bag.
Wraps can be very filling and are indeed finger-friendly!
String cheese is a quick and go snack. It keeps the kids busy and actually can be pretty healthy. A single serving provides at least 10 to 20 percent of the daily calcium recommended by the USDA.
Applesauce gives kids a serving of fruit but also a little something sweet. Check out this Classic Applesauce recipe from Martha Stewart.
You can also pack resealable bags with carrot sticks or baby carrots and celery sticks for easy dipping.
Hummus is filled with loads of vitamins, such as folate, iron and B6.
You can purchase all kinds of hummus alternatives at the store. Pack hummus in a small airtight container with some pita chips, baby carrots, red pepper slices, and celery sticks for dipping.
Try a pita pocket instead. Purchase small whole-wheat pitas and stuff hummus and sliced vegetables for a pocket sandwich. Be sure to store these in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag to keep fresh!
Slice up fruit and put it in a airtight container or resealable bag. There are a variety of different fruits you can purchase and can be an cheap alternative if you purchase fruit that is in season.