The Healthiest Snacks To Prepare For Your Children

The Healthiest Snacks To Prepare For Your Children

Healthy snacks aren’t always the easiest or most convenient healthy snacks for children. But they are so important for good health from their little minds to their teeth and down to their toes.

Preparing a healthy snack that is yummy and interesting for your child can be difficult, so we want to help! Check out this list of easy snacks that you can make for your child and how you can spice them up each time you make them!

Peanut Butter Toast

Super easy to make on the spot for a hungry child. And you can add so much variety to this easy, and healthy snack:

  • Use bananas and raisins to make fun faces
  • Add a few chocolate chips (it never hurt anyone!)
  • Use strawberries and other fruits and berries
  • Add honey

Trail Mix

Trail mix is a great protein filled snack that you can prepare at the beginning of the week or over the weekend. Just pack small snack bags that you can hand to your child after school each day.

Here are some things you can add to your trail mix:

  • Peanuts
  • Cashews
  • Raisins or Craisins
  • Dried fruit (banana chips, apples, apricots)
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pretzels
  • Cereal (Cheerios or Chex)
  • Spices to add extra flavor (cinnamon is great for a mix with fruit in it

Cucumber Sandwiches

Mini foods are always fun, and the great part about these cucumber sandwiches is that you use cucumber slices for the bread. If you prep all of your ingredients (slicing cheese, meats and veggies) over the weekend, these snacks will be that much faster to prepare.

Here are different ideas for fillings that you can use:

  • Ham and cheese
  • Turkey and cream cheese
  • Peanut butter

Wraps

For some reason, kids loved things when they’re wrapped up in a tortilla. You can even slice the tortilla into 1-inch rolls that are the perfect snacking size.

Maybe give some of these fun wrap ideas a try:

  • Peanut butter and banana
  • Nutella and berries
  • Cream cheese and turkey
  • Hummus and veggies
  • Ham and cheese

Dips

Another thing kids love – to dip things! Of course they are usually just enjoying the dips, but it’s the effort that counts, right?

Here are some fun and healthy food and dip ideas:

  • Carrots with hummus
  • Pretzels with hummus
  • Apples with peanut butter
  • Strawberries (or any fruit) with yogurt
  • Veggies with ranch

Kabobs

These are a great snack that you can prep over the weekend, and you can mix them up just about any way that you want. You can even try using pretzels sticks for mini kabobs.

Here are a few combinations to get you started:

  • Strawberries, grapes, pineapple, oranges, and kiwi
  • Grapes and cheese cubes
  • Ham and cheese cubes
  • Pickles, ham and, cheese cubes
  • Tomatoes, olives, meat, and cheese
  • Bread, meats, and cheese

As you can see, there are so many healthy snacks that you can make relatively quickly. And with so many options, you are bound to find something that your little ones like. Our friends at Washington Periodontics, a periodontist in Burke, helped us put together this list because they know how important a healthy diet is for a child’s growth.

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