Archive for the ‘snacks’ tag
August 13th, 2014 at 1:01 pm
By Kim Ross
The first day of school is a day filled with excitement and nervousness. It also is the perfect day to come together with your child after school to talk. Celebrate with some special treats! Your child will most likely be hot, tired, excited and most of all starving!!
Frozen Grapes – String some grapes on a stick and freeze. This is great for the child that is overheated!
Crudite Platter – If your child loves veggies, cut some up and serve with their favorite dip!
Waffle and Peanut Butter – heat up a waffle in the toaster and cover with peanut butter.
June 12th, 2014 at 4:18 pm
As a child, I went food shopping with my mom every Sunday. She always had a list of meal ingredients and such, and as we walked down each aisle there was always something I wanted that wasn’t good for me. Fruit rollups, cookies, potato chips, sugary cereals etc. filled with tons of high fructose corn syrup, sodium, and additives. You can give your kids what they want with these healthier alternatives, and save money at the same time!
January 16th, 2014 at 10:30 am
Nutritionists suggest that eating multiple small, healthy meals throughout the day is better for your body than three square meals, so snacks are an important part of your child’s nutrition. Processed snacks from the food store tend to have a lot of unnecessary fillers, high sugar or sodium levels, or are high in fat and calories. Get some piece of mind and take full control of what your little one eats by making your own healthy snacks. Here are some great ideas:
- Bean and Cheese Quesadillas
- Baked Sweet Potato Fries
- Fruity Cream Cheese Spread on Graham Crackers
- Whole Wheat Pita and Hummus
- Almond Apple Peanut Butter Dippers
- Baked Cinnamon Apple Crisps
- Frozen Oatmeal Banana Yogurt Pops
- Apple Cheddar English Muffins
- Whole Wheat or Baked Tortilla Chips and Homemade Guacamole or Salsa
- Ham or Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups (alone or with whole wheat tortillas)
- Carrot Sticks and Low Fat Ranch Dressing
What healthy snacks do you make for your kids? Share with us here or on our Facebook page!
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