Top 5 Kid-Approved (and Healthy!) Snacks

Top 5 Kid-Approved (and Healthy!) Snacks

In today’s world of foods packed with sugars and artificial flavor-enhancers, it can be difficult to find healthy snacks for your children. But your kids are not interested in healthy foods, they want tasty foods. That’s why it’s important to find snacks that are nutritional and at the same time still delicious.

Yogurt
Low-fat yogurt is a treat high in protein and calcium. Not only that, but it also has probiotics that boost the body’s digestive and immune systems.

Yogurts already come in several delicious flavors, but there are still ways to add a little zest. By throwing in some fresh fruit, fresh low-fat milk, and perhaps a bit of honey, you can make a yummy fruit smoothie that your kids are sure to love. You can even freeze the smoothie and serve it as a tasty popsicle.

Fruit
Fruits are naturally high in fiber content and chock full of the essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants vital for a growing young body.

Fruits are already nature’s candy, so a good way to attract your children to them is by giving them some visual appeal. Crisp solid fruits like apples and pears can be cut up into fun shapes, such as hearts or stars. Fruits can also be mixed and matched by sticking them on a kabob.

And if that’s not enough, you can enhance the flavor of some of your kids’ favorite fruits with peanut butter. Just smooth a little peanut butter on an apple slice to create a healthy treat with a blend of flavors.

Nuts
No matter what variety, nuts are full of protein and unsaturated fats. They also contain a decent amount of magnesium, iron, and zinc. For an easy and delicious snack, nuts are the way to go. Requiring no preparation, they can also be easily packed into your kid’s lunch or snack pack.

And if you want to mix it up, you can do just that: mix it up. Nuts are one of the best foods to mix together, allowing you to create a custom variety suited to your kids’ tastes.

Cheese
Like any good dairy product, cheese is full of protein and calcium. But it also contains several vitamins and minerals, such as zinc and Vitamin A. Low-fat cheese cuts out all the unwanted fat content leaving behind a treat that is both nutritious and delicious.

Cheese slices can be added to many different foods, including fruit. It can also be eaten on its own, and what child doesn’t love playing with string cheese?

Popcorn
Low in calories and high in fiber, popcorn is both delicious and easy to prepare. And if you want additional flavoring, but still want to stay healthy, you can switch out butter topping with sprinkles of parmesan cheese.