I’m always hearing my kids moan, “I’m huuuuungry!” almost 20 minutes later after they have eaten. It can be really frustrating as a parent to here this. Perhaps also important to figure out why they are still feeling so hungry after they just ate too.
Sometimes we can eat out of boredom, and children can do the same thing too. But it’s also important to see what they are eating. It might not actually be filling them up. popular kid snacks, such as pretzels, gummy fruit snacks, crackers, and granola bars don’t have that component that keeps the children full for longer and keep them satisfied.
Try these 5 snacks ideas that will bust those hungry-nibbles your kids are having and keep them full longer.
Nuts contain great amount of essential nutrients, such as protein, fat, and fiber that will keep you fuller for a long time. These are also a great way to serve them alone or paired with another, such as dried fruit. Try blending nuts into a smoothie.
Fruit and Yogurt
Fruit is not only healthy, but filled with high fiber that will make you feel satisfied for a long time. Raspberries are one of the highest-fiber fruits. You can also try frozen berries if there are no berries within the season. Add them to some delicious yogurt to add some protein.
Cheese and Vegetables
Cheese and vegetables are filled with protein and fiber. Both are naturally filling foods and offer a great healthy snack in general.
Avocados are rich in hearty-healthy fats that will keep your children full for a long time. Try spreading avocado on a piece of whole grain toast for some extra fiber.
A tasty source of whole grain is popcorn. Popcorn is big in volume, which makes the brain thinking it is more filling. It’s also lesser calories than a bag of chips!