Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Healthy After School Snacks

Once the bell rings, it marks the end of a school day.  Kids go home and head straight towards the kitchen to grab a snack or two.  The best thing to serve hungry kids is healthy snacks.  By eating healthy snacks, it will provide children with good nutrition, lifelong eating habits, and prevent health issues in the future.

The key is to find what your kids like to eat during snack time.  Most snacks that should be served to children should consist of fruits and vegetables.  By eating fruits and vegetables, the risk of developing heart disease, cancer and high blood pressure drops. 

Fruits are naturally sweet and can be served in many ways. 
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Mangoes
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon

Vegetables can be served raw with or without dip or salad dressing.

  • Broccoli
  • Carrot Sticks
  • Celery Sticks
  • Cucumber
  • Tomato Slices
  • Zucchini Slices

Serving fresh fruits and vegetables to children may seem challenging, but with proper planning, you can find various ways to find out what your children like best.

1 comment:

  1. My favorite snacks to munch on mid day through work are apple slices with a little bit of peanut butter. Just the right amount of pick me up for those 2pm blues